Inter-departmental Seminar: Politics of Performance

Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

Program Schedule


10:00am – 11:30pm

Chair: Markos Hadjioannou, Assistant Professor of Literature, Duke University

Digital Research in Dance Studies: Emerging Trends in a Still-Emerging Field
Harmony Bench, Assistant Professor of Dance, Ohio State University

“Racing” in “Place”: Dance Studies & The Academy
Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Professor Emerita of Dance Studies, Temple University

Respondent: Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor of Dance, Chair and Professor of African & African American Studies, Duke University


11:30pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 2:30pm

Chair: Anne Allison, Robert O. Keohane Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Indifference to Difference: Humanity, Animality, and Immanent Ethics
Naisargi Dave, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

Extending a Hand: “Vital” Obsolescence and the (Non)Human Turn
Rebecca Schneider, Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

Respondent: Wahneema Lubiano, Associate Professor of Literature and African & African American Studies, Duke University


2:30pm – 3:00pm
– Break –


3:00pm – 4:30pm

Chair: Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance, Duke University

Ritual Studies: Practicing the Craft
Ronald Grimes, Professor Emeritus of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University

Sporting World, Worlding Sport
Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English, University of Cambridge

Respondent: Orin Starn, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University