Northwestern University

May
16
Fri 8:00 PM

Cultural Struggles: A Symposium Honoring Dwight Conquergood

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When: Friday, May 16, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Where: Annie May Swift Hall, Krause Studio, 103
1920 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Dina Marie Walters   (847) 491-3171

Group: Department of Performance Studies

Category: Academic

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The Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern will host a symposium on May 16 - 17, 2014 to commemorate the life’s work of scholar and activist Dwight Conquergood and to celebrate the publication of his collection of essays, Cultural Struggles: Performance, Method, Praxis (University of Michigan Press, 2013), edited by Professor E. Patrick Johnson. The event will feature tributes to and intellectual engagement with Conquergood’s work through a series of panels that focus on performance theory, performance ethnography, and performance praxis by colleagues and former students from around the country as well as Northwestern. In addition to a keynote address by Joe Roach of Yale University, there will be a performance based on Conquergood’s scholarship directed by the current chair of Performance Studies, D. Soyini Madison and the Black Performing Arts Postdoctoral Fellow, Jade Huell. The symposium and performances are free and open to the public.

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