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04/12/2019 (All day)

This event has been cancelled.

Hutchinson 154

Olivia Noble Gunn is Assistant Professor and the Sverre Arestad Endowed Chair in Norwegian Studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research interests include Norwegian literature and culture after 1880, comparative literature, performance studies, feminism and queer theory. She is motivated by BIG questions about morality, propriety, and the limits of living and thinking. Olivia has published research on the dramas of Henrik Ibsen and figures of the child, constructions of the family, and class, gender and racialization in Norwegian literature and film. 

04/19/2019 - 2:00pm

Coffee and Concepts: April 19, 2-4 pm, Hutch 154
 
The Center for Performance Studies is inviting you for coffee and conversation with Sara E. Freeman, a theatre historian from the University of Puget Sound. Professor Freeman will share an excerpt from her current book project. Her title is "Words and Images" an excerpt from Poetic Images and Dramatic Spaces: Staging Caryl Churchil, Naomi Iizuka, and Sarah Ruhl."
 
 
Sara Freeman is Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of Puget Sound. Previously she taught at the University of Oregon, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Columbia College in Chicago. She holds an MA and PhD in Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her historical scholarship concerns alternative British theatre and contemporary playwrights, and she maintains an active creative practice as a director and dramaturg. 
 

04/26/2019 - 2:00pm

Coffee and Concepts: April 26, 2-4 pm, Hutch 154
 
The Center for Performance Studies is inviting you for coffee and conversation with Laurie A. Frederik, a cultural anthropologist and performance scholar from the University of Maryland. Professor Frederick will share material from the book she is currently writing. The title of her talk is "Truth, Storytelling, and the Ethics of Dramatic Editing."

Laurie Frederik is a cultural anthropologist and an associate professor of performance studies and ethnography in the School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies, University of Maryland. She was director of the Latin American Studies Center from 2014-2017 and remains a member of the advisory board. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Departments of Anthropology, Ethnomusicology, Women’s Studies, and the Consortium for Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.

Dr. Frederik has been conducting ethnographic research in Cuba for twenty years. Her first book, Trumpets in the Mountains: Theater and the Politics of National Culture in Cuba, published by Duke University Press, received Honorable Mention for Outstanding Book of 2012 by Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).  Her newest article about Cuba is titled “Poetic Imaginings of the Real Guantánamo (No, Not the Base),” published in both English and Spanish in Guantánamo and the Empire of Freedom: the Humanities Respond (Palgrave 2017). Dr. Frederik co-edited Showing Off, Showing Up: Studies of Hype, Heightened Performance, and Cultural Power(University of Michigan Press 2017).