Keynotes at PSi#22: Bruno Latour, Richard Frankland, Peta Tait, Rebecca Schneider

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On Sensitivity: Arts, Science and Politics in the New Climatic Regime
Bruno Latour 

Bruno Latour is Professor at Sciences Po, Paris where he is director of Sciences Po médialab and a Centennial Professor in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. Latour is a world-leading sociologist of science and anthropologist of modernity.
Professor Latour has published thirteen books, including the recent An Inquiry into Modes of Existence (Harvard University Press, 2013), and received prestigious awards and honours including the 2013 Holberg Memorial Prize – the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for humanities and social science. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. Details his achievements can be found at http://www.bruno-latour.fr

Date: 5 July 2016
Time: 530 – 715pm
Location: Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, University of Melbourne.
Tickets: Admission is free. Seats still available for adjacent live simulcast only – Register Here


What do we mean by Climate?
Richard Frankland 

Richard J. Frankland is Head of Curriculum and Programs at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, and one of Australia’s most experienced Aboriginal singer/songwriters, authors, playwrights and film makers. Born in Melbourne, but raised mostly on the coast in south-west Victoria, Richard is a proud Gunditjmara man who has worked as a Soldier, Fisherman, and Field Officer during the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. His extensive body of work includes award winning documentaries “Who Killed Malcom Smith?”, “No Way to Forget”, “After Mabo”, “Harry’s War” and “The Convincing Ground”. He has also written and directed for stage, including “Conversations with the Dead” (2002) and “Walking into Bigness” (2014). For a full list of Richard’s achievements, go to http://www.richardfrankland.com.au/

Date: 6 July 2016
Time: 930-11am
Location: JH Michell Theatre, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne.
Tickets: Admission is included in PSi#22 conference registration.


Performing Species Kinship, Feeling and Strange Emotions

Peta Tait

Peta Tait FAHA is Professor of Theatre and Drama at La Trobe University and a Visiting Professor at the University of Wollongong. She was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2013  and was on the PSi executive 2005–9. Peta is a playwright and an academic scholar of drama, theatre and performance studies, and currently publishes on body-based arts and phenomenology, interspecies art works, and cultural languages of emotion and affect. Her recent books include: Performing Emotions (2002); Circus Bodies (Routledge 2005); Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus (Palgrave MacMillan 2012); and and Fighting Nature: Travellling Menageries, Animal Acts and War Shows (Sydney University Press 2015).

Date: 7 July 2016

Time: 11am – 12:30pm

Location: JH Michell Theatre, Richard Berry Building, University of Melbourne.

Tickets: Admission is included in PSi#22 conference registration.


Extending a Hand: Gesture, Duration, and the Posthumous Turn

Rebecca Schneider

Rebecca Schneider is Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University and author of Theatre and History, 2014; Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment, 2011; and The Explicit Body in Performance, 1997. She is the author of numerous essays including “Hello Dolly Well Hello Dolly: The Double and Its Theatre,” “Solo Solo Solo,” and “It Seems As If I am Dead: Zombie Capitalism and Theatrical Labor.”  She is co-editor of Re:Direction, and of the book series “Theatre: Theory/Text/Performance” with University of Michigan Press as well as  a special issue of TDR on Precarity and Performance (2012).

 Date: 9 July 2016

Time: 11am – 1230pm

Location: Public Lecture Theatre, Old Arts Building, University of Melbourne.

Tickets: Admission is included in PSi#22 conference registration.

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