Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance, 25-26 April 2014
Pushing Form Schedule

Location: Moore Institute, Seminar Room G010, Hardiman Research Building (a new extension built onto the existing NUIG Library, near the Arts Concourse).

Registration Fee: €10 Postgraduate/Freelance; €30 Faculty/Salaried
Dinner (optional): €30

Friday 25 April 2014

9.00-9.30: Registration, Coffee, and Welcome

9.30-11.00: Panel 1, Interdisciplinary (Re)Forms.
Chair: Barry Houlihan

  • Simon Bell, ‘Laibach and the NSK: Aestheticising the East/West Nexus’
  • Aine Philips, ‘The History of Irish Performance Art’
  • Joanna Derkaczew, ‘The Chorus is for Real: Modern Choric Theatre, Oppression, Discrimination and New Writing’

11.00-11.30: Coffee

11.30-13.00: Panel 2, Textual Transformations.
Chair: Lionel Pilkington

  • Kim Solga, ‘Realism After Neoliberalism: Katie Mitchell in Berlin’
  • David Clare, ‘Mark O’Halloran’s Trade: Site-Specific Theatre Meets Literary Drama’
  • Graham Wolfe, ‘Staging Contemporary Undeadness’

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Panel 3, Performing European Identities.
Chair: Patrick Lonergan

  • John Scott, ‘Contemporary Dance Practice and European Networks’
  • Maura Stewart, ‘The Performance of Politics: Nicolas Sarkozy’s Opening Speech of his 2007 Presidential Campaign’
  • Trish McTighe, ‘European Drama of Ireland: Beckettian Imports and Exports’

15.30-16.00: Coffee

16.00-18.00: Keynote 1 and discussion, chaired by Charlotte McIvor

  • Milija Gluhovic, University of Warwick, author of Performing European Memories (Palgrave, 2013)

7.00: Conference Dinner (Optional)

Saturday 26 April 2014

10.00-11.30: Keynote 2 and discussion, chaired by Siobhán O’Gorman

  • Sodja Lotker, Artistic Director, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space

11.30-11.45: Coffee

11.45-13.15: Panel 4, Interrogating the Postdramatic.
Chair: Thomas Conway

  • Vicky Angelaki, ‘Subsidy, Experimentation and the Contemporary European Text’
  • Noelia Ruiz, ‘Re-Considering the Postdramatic: Pan Pan Theatre and European Performance’
  • Sarah Hoover, ‘Personal Spaces: Anonymity and the Integration of Experience’

13.15-14.15: Lunch

14.15-15.45: Panel 5, Community Acts.
Chair: Marianne Ni Chinneide

  • Emma Creedon, ‘Performative Reappropriation: Taking Back our Voices at the Abbey Theatre’
  • Cormac O’Brien, ‘Queering the Punishment Paradox of Aids in Irish Realist Theatre’
  • Lizzie Stewart, ‘Migration as Odyssey? Performances of Mobility, Displacement and “Becoming European” in the Premiere Production of Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Perikızı’
  • Elizabeth Howard, ‘Red Kettle Theatre Company as Social, Political and Economic Actor’

15.45-16.00: Coffee

16.00-18.00: Roundtable followed by open discussion, chaired by Miriam Haughton

  • Joe Devlin (Focus Theatre), Junk Ensemble, PaperDolls and Willie White (Dublin Theatre Festival)

18.00: Wine Reception, followed by recommendations for local pub with live music

Payment for registration for the conference will be completed on the day that you arrive. We will be able to accept payments only in cash for registration and for dinner if you have chosen to book. In the interim, please confirm your registration and whether or not you will join us for dinner by 10 APRIL to charlotte.mcivor@nuigalway.ie. You will be returned an invoice reflecting the specified amount (with/without dinner). Those interested in attending can also drop-in and pay on the day, but advance registration will facilitate our planning and your own records of expenses.

Additional support from NUI, Galway's School of Humanities, English Department and Drama Department has made this conference possible.