Theater and Performance Colloquium


The study of drama provokes conversations across historical periods, literary traditions, and artistic media, inviting a range of theoretical approaches and disciplinary orientations. This interdisciplinary workshop provides a forum for these discussions, drawing together students and faculty from national literature and area studies programs as well as other departments within the University. The workshop offers an opportunity to develop research in dramatic literature, dramatic criticism and theory, theater history, theater practice, and performance studies. Biweekly meetings consist of textual discussions, graduate student presentations, and faculty lectures.

We welcome students from all departments. Please email Chris to be added to our mailing list. Please log in to iSites (top right) to view the Pre-Circulated Materials.

Graduate Student Coordinators:

Faculty Directors: Ju Yon Kim (English); Derek Miller (English); Martin Puchner (English and Comparative Literatures).

Pre-Circulated Materials

Any papers or other materials for each session will be pre-circulated a week in advance.
Spring 2018 Schedule

Wednesday, February 7
Andrew Sofer (Boston College)
"How to Undo Things With Words: Theater and the Unraveling of the World"
Barker 211 @ 5:15 PM
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Wednesday, February 21 
Julia Walker (Washington University in St. Louis) 
"Skin Temperature: Black Orpheus, Psychological Realism and the Aesthetics of Cool"
Barker 114 @ 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 7
Vincent Cervantes (Harvard University)
"Lechedevirgen's Risk: Queer Mexicanidad and Aesthetic Strategies"
Barker 211 @ 5 PM

Thursday, March 22
Alexandra T. Vazquez (New York University)
"Adapted City: Miami from the Spoils"
Barker 114 @ 5:00 PM
Co-sponsored with the Race & Ethnicity Colloquium

Wednesday, April 4
Lucy Munro (King's College London)
"Elizabethan Boy Actors and the Archive"
Barker 114 @ 4:30 PM
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Renaissance Colloquium

Monday, April 23
Sarah Balkin (University of Melbourne)
Barker 114 @ 5:00 PM
Co-sponsored with Theater, Dance, and Media

Archive of Past Events

For a full list of past Theater and Performance Colloquium (formerly Drama Colloquium) schedules and events, please visit our Colloquium Archive.
Subpages (1): Events Archive