Performance in the Arab Spring

April 20, 2012 (All day)

Marvin Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies, and CUNY Graduate Center.  His research and publication apans an incredible 50 years, and the width of his publications is equally impressive, including texts on dramatic theory and Western European theatre history and dramatic literature, especially of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.  He has been awarded the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the George Jean Nathan Prize, the Bernard Hewitt prize, the George Freedley Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been a Walker-Ames Professor at the University of Washington, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Indiana University, a Visiting Professor at the Freie Universitat of Berlin, and a Fellow of the American Theatre. In 2005 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Athens. His best-known book, Theories of the Theatre (Cornell University Press, 1993), has been translated !
 into seven languages.  His 2001 book, The Haunted Stage won the Calloway Prize.  His newest book, Speaking in Tongues, was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2006.

He will be joining us on Friday 20 April, for a talk and reception.  The talk is on Performance in the Arab Spring, to be held in Communication 202 (the Simpson Center seminar room), with a reception to follow.  The talk begins at 2:30.