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REMINDER: CFP "Performing Psychologies: Minding the Remembered Present"

Posted: May 22, 2015 | By:

This is a friendly reminder of the upcoming June 1st deadline for:   ESSAY COLLECTION CALL FOR PROPOSALS   Performing Psychologies: Minding the Remembered Present (working title)   Edited by Pil Hansen, School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary, CA (Dramaturgy and Cognitive Performance Studies) with Bettina Blaesing, Faculty of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Bielefeld University, GE (Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics).  ...

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New book: Sandra Umathum, Benjamin Wihstutz (eds.): Disabled Theater

Posted: May 21, 2015 | By:

Jérôme Bel’s Disabled Theater, a dance piece featuring eleven actors with cognitive disabilities from Zurich's Theater HORA, has polarized audiences worldwide. Some have celebrated the performance as an outstanding exploration of presence and representation; others have criticized it as a contemporary freak show. This impassioned reception provokes important questions about the role of people with cognitive disabilities within theater and dance—and within society writ large. Using Disable...

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PhD opportunity in Irish Theatre Studies

Posted: May 13, 2015 | By:

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship opportunity based in Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland entitled Performing the Region: Performing Women. The study constitutes a critical investigation into the contribution made by women playwrights to the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre during the 20thcentury. Postgraduate Scholarship Information sheet is available online via http://www.wit.ie/research/our_research/wit_phd_programme#Humanities Details of how to apply for th...

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Brooklyn College MA Theater History & Criticism Program: Extended Deadline (June 15)

Posted: May 11, 2015 | By:

Brooklyn College’s MA program in Theater History & Criticism is currently still accepting applications for its Fall 2015 class. The deadline for applications has been extended toJune 15.  See below for information on this very exciting and forward-thinking program.   Brooklyn College’s MA Theater History & Criticism program encourages a comprehensive understanding of the theater as a lively cultural, sociological phenomenon in continual transformation, and character...

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NEW BOOK: 'Rimini Protokoll Close-Up: Lektüren'

Posted: May 6, 2015 | By:

Dear IFTR colleagues, please find below the details of a new book that should be of interest to scholars and students of contemporary (German) theatre and documentary performance:   Johannes Birgfeld, Ulrike Garde & Meg Mumford (eds), Rimini Protokoll Close-Up: Lektüren (Hannover, Wehrhahn, 2015). [ISBN 978 3 86525 454 2]     The book provides close-up readings of productions and formats created by Rimini Protokoll, one of the most significant innovators within both...

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Job offer: two PhD positions at Bern University

Posted: April 29, 2015 | By:

 Dear all, I would be glad if you could inform interested students and early PhD-students of the following job offer at the University Bern. Kind regards, Katharina Wessely   JOB OFFER: Two PhD Positions at Bern University   The Institute of Musicology of Bern University is pleased to invite applications from doctoral students wishing to undertake research on the framework of an international and interdisciplinary project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SN...

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JUNE, 3-4-5 - Bodies on Stage: Acting Confronted by Technologies (Take 2)

Posted: April 28, 2015 | By:

International Conference PARIS, June 3-4-5, 2015   Université Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris 3 / Université du Québec à Montréal   Guy CASSIERS, Katelijne DAMEN, Johan LEYSEN and Dirk ROOFTHOOFT, Toneelhuis, And Jacques DELCUVELLERIE,   GROUPOV   As well as Didier ABADIE, Bernard ANDRIEU,Philip AUSLANDER, Johan CALLENS, Edmond COUCHOT, Marco DE MARINIS, Robert FAGUY, Christiane JATAHY, Claire LASNE-DARCUEIL,Andy LAVENDER, Bonnie MARRANCA, Joris MATHIEU, Stanisla...

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Theatre and Aboriginal Studies/Assistant Professor

Posted: April 26, 2015 | By:

Theatre and Aboriginal Studies, Transitional Year Program Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply   The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (CDTPS) and the Transitional Year Program (TYP) at the University of Toronto invite applications for a three-year contractually limited term appointment.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2015. Applicants must have earned a PhD in Drama, Theatr...

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CALL FOR PAPERS STUDIA DRAMATICA 2/2015 Issue: Spectator’s Body, Emotions & Empathy

Posted: April 18, 2015 | By:

CALL FOR PAPERSSTUDIA DRAMATICA 2/2015 Issue: Spectator's Body, Emotions & Empathy The last decades, audience and reception studies in theatre, film, media and video gaming debunked the long lasting illusion of the (so-called) spectator's passiveness. Many theories and experiments from brain studies, neurology and psychology confirmed the fact that spectatorship is not a cold mirroring reflection activity, but an active, multi-level, complex, participatory one – even if one speaks about...

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CFP (Essay Collection): Performing Psychologies

Posted: April 18, 2015 | By:

ESSAY COLLECTION CALL FOR PROPOSALS   Performing Psychologies: Minding The Remembered Present (working title)   Edited by Pil Hansen, School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary, CA (Dramaturgy and Cognitive Performance Studies) with Bettina Blaesing, Faculty of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Bielefeld University, GE (Neurocognition and Action – Biomechanics).   This book is the second of two Performing Psychologies volumes, the first of which is edited...

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