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Programme

Warwick—JNU conference

 

Research and Documentation in Theatre and Performance Studies: Strategic locations, disciplinary challenges, and critical dialogue

 
 
31 March 2010 - Theme 1: Rethinking the Political
 

10.00 - 10.30

 

Dean School of Arts and Aesthetics Welcome Address and Framing the Agenda 

10.30 - 11.00

Chair: Rustom Bharucha

Janelle Reinelt: Re-thinking the Public Sphere for a Global Age  

 

11.00 – 11.30

Nadine Holdsworth: Beyond Cosmopolitanism: The Nation, Citizenship and Convivial Culture

 

11.30 – 11.45

 

Coffee  

11.45-12.15

 

Soumyabrat Chowdhury: 'Emerging political sociabilities in the sub-continent:End of commonwealth or a new theatrum mundi?'-?

 

12.15 – 1.00

 

Open session and discussion

1.00 – 2.00

 

Lunch

 

2.00 – 2.30

 

Chair: James Davis

Silvia Jestrovic: Seeing Better: Modernist Legacy and it Modifications.  

 

2.30 – 3.00

 

Milijia Gluhovic: Modernity Disavowed: Memory of a Revolution in Heiner Müller’s The Task

 

3.00 – 3.30

 

Samik Bandopadhyay: A New Left Intervention in Bengali Theatre with Brecht and Müller

3.30 – 4.00

 

Open session discussion

 

4.00 - 5.00

 

Closed door discussion and interaction

 

 
 
1 April 2010 - Theme 2: Documenting Performance : Problematizing Methodology
 

10.00 – 10.30

Chairperson: Anuradha Kapur,

Tim White: Show the (w)hole - experience and evidence 

 

10.30 – 11.00

Anuradha Kapur (Title to be confirmed)

 

11.00 – 11.30

Ananthakrishnan: Practice as Research in the Indian Context

 

11.30 - 11.45

Coffee

 

11.45 –12.45

Urmimala Sarkar and 3 students: Documentation as research:Documenting the "REAL"

 

12.45 – 1.15

Discussion of morning session

 

1.15 – 2.00

Lunch

 

2.00--2.30

Theme 3: Multiple Modernities and Historiography:

Chairperson: Saumyabrat Chowdhury

Jim Davis: In the city of Calcutta there are no cobras: Representations of India in Victorian theatrical and visual culture

 

2.30—3.00

Anita Cherian: Re –examining Theatrical modernity: The Parsi Theatre, Shanta Gandhi and Ebrahim Alkazi

 

3.00—3.15

Coffee

 

3.15—4.00

Shiv Prakash: Rethinking Modernities and modernisms from a regional perspective / Discussion and reflections on alternative modernities in the traditional sector

 

 

Production in the evening

 
 
2 April 2010 - Day three: Multiple Modernities and Historiography (continued)

10.00 – 10.45

Chairperson : Prof Shivaprakash

Mohinder Singh: Representations of Contemporaenity in Bharatendu Harishchanra’s dramatic works.

 

10.45 – 11.15

Veena Naregal: Regional Theatre Histories : A Research and Translation Project

 

11.15 – 11.30

Coffee

 

11.30 – 12.00

Urmila Bhirdirkar: Traditions and Modernities: The Case of Sangit Natak in Maharashtra

 

12.00 – 1.00

Discussion

 

1.00—2.00

Lunch

 

2.00 – 2.30

 

2.30—3.00

 

3.00—3.15

3.15-4.15

 

4.15-5.00

Chairperson: Janelle Reinelt

Bishnupriya Dutt: Rewriting the ‘revolution’ through popular forms .

Urmimala Sarkar:, Imagining the nation: Uday Shankar's 'Kalpana'  

Coffee

Nobuko Anan: Takarazuka’s Gone With the Wind: Performing America and the (De)nationalization of Japanese Women's Bodies 

Chairperson: Samik Bandopadhyay,

Baz Kershaw: Taking stock of artistic research in the academy, circa 2010. Or: How to undo things with actions

Lecture with slides/video

 

5.00 – 6.00

Discussion leading to wrap up session