Special Seminar on Performance Theory by Professor Peggy Phelan (ARTH 730)

Media@McGill is pleased to announce that Professor Peggy Phelan, Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts, Professor of Drama and of English at Stanford University, will be the 2013-2014 Media@McGill Visiting Scholar. During her winter/spring residence at McGill University, Professor Phelan will be giving a seminar entitled Performance Theory:

This seminar is devoted to the key texts in the field of performance theory. Its focus is on the "frame" that divides non-performance from performance. If we say "all the world's a stage," who or what constitutes the off-stage? Readings will be drawn from the work of: Victor Turner, Richard Schechner, Martin Heidegger, Lynda Hart, Joseph Roach, Jean Baudrillard, Amelia Jones, Kathy O'Dell, Kristine Stiles, Daphne Brooks, and Daphne Lei - among others. We will look in particular at the work and life of Andy Warhol and Ronald Reagan, artists who eroded the line between performance and everyday life. Warhol and Reagan will be considered in relation to the avant-garde experiments of artists such as Kaprow, Montano, and Hseih.

Course number: ARTH 730 crn 13535 in the winter 2014 session.

Location: Arts W-5 (except for the public lecture of March 20)

Maximum enrolment: 15 students (no auditors)

Registration: Minerva

Detailed Schedule:
- Tuesday March 18, 11:30 to 2:30: seminar
- Wednesday March 19, 2:30 to 5:30: seminar
- Thursday March 20, 5:30 to 7:00: public lecture
- Tuesday March 25, 11:30 to 2:30: seminar
- Wednesday March 26, 2:30 to 5:30: seminar
- Wednesday March 26, 6:30 to 8:30: seminar
- Tuesday April 1, 11:30 to 2:30: seminar
- Wednesday April 2, 2:30 to 5:30: seminar

If you are interested in following Professor Phelan's seminar, you may now register on Minerva.

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