Monday, November 8, 2010

Professor Olga Taxidou at UofM

The Context for Classics interdisciplinary workshop will be hosting Olga Taxidou, professor of performance studies, University of Edinburgh, during the week of November 15th.

Professor Taxidou's publications include:
-The Mask: A Periodical Performance by Edward Gordon Craig (London, NY: Harwood/Routledge: 1998)
-Tragedy, Modernity and Mourning (Edinburgh: EUP, 2004)
-Modernism and Performance: Jarry to Brecht (London: Palgrave, 2007)

Her profile is available online at:
http://www.englit.ed.ac.uk/staff_profiles/taxidou.htm

There are two events during her visit which may be of interest to you:

1) On Tuesday, November 16th, at 2pm we will host an informal graduate student workshop with Professor Taxidou. This will be an opportunity for those of us working on drama, theater and performance to share our work with each other and with Professor Taxidou, and to benefit from her scholarship and expertise. This will be an informal meeting over coffee and snacks [no work needs to be prepared or circulated in advance]. Please RSVP to saraej@umich.edu if you would like to attend.

2) On Wednesday, November 17th at 3pm, Professor Taxidou will give her public lecture: "Helenism & Modernist Performance" (see poster attached). This event will be held in 3222 Angell Hall.

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