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Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series: Jill Dolan - "Moving the Body Politic: How Feminism and Theatre Inspire Social Re-imaginings"

Feb 19, 2014, 2:30pm-4pm

The Performance Studies (Canada) Speaker Series features Jill Dolan, the Annan Professor in English, Professor of Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts, and Director of the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, with a talk on Moving the Body Politic: How Feminism and Theatre Inspire Social Re-imaginings.

Dolan received the 2011 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her blog www.TheFeministSpectator.com. She posts regularly about theatre, performance, film, and television. In 2013, Palgrave Macmillan published her book, The Feminist Spectator in Action: Feminist Criticism on Stage and Screen, comprising 20 of her blog posts and 10 new essays, as well as an introduction and a “how to” section on writing feminist criticism.

Jill Dolan

Led by York theatre professors Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer, the Performance Studies (Canada) Project is a SSHRC-funded research study that explores how the field of performance studies has developed in Canada over the past few decades. The project seeks to bring together performance studies researchers located in Canada to share their work, identify major works of performance theory on Canadian subjects that have been left out of American-centred mappings of the field, and ask how institutional and cultural conditions have produced alternative articulations of “performance” in Canadian contexts.


Location:North Ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. West, Toronto
Sponsor:Graduate Program in Theatre, Community Arts Practice program & Faculty of Graduate Studies
Posted by:Marlis Schweitzer
Web Sitehttp://performancecanada.com
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