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inFORMING CONTENT Presentations
15 King's College Circle, UC140
Time: May 2nd, 7:00 pm End: May 2nd, 9:00 pm
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Five short scholarly talks by JHI fellows provide theatrical inspiration

The Jackman Humanities Institute and Volcano Theatre are pleased to present


exploring contemporary theatre creation + scholarship in the humanities


inFORMING CONTENT is a special, two-part presentation.  In the first part, five of the fellows of the Jackman Humanities Institute will present short talks about their research on the 2013-2014 annual theme of Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages.  During the next 36 hours, teams of actors will transform these ideas into new and original theatrical performances.  In the second part, the performances will be presented to the public.

PART ONE:  The Scholars

  • Jill Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies:  The Medieval Andalusi Girdle Poem: Multiethnic and Multilingual Crossings
  • Kavita Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow in French and Comparative Literature: Linguistic Carnivalism
  • Oisín Keohane, Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy: Globes, Circles, and Spheres: the Globalization of the World Picture
  • Nick Hauck, Doctoral candidate in French: The Poetic Unhuman
  • Chris Piuma, Doctoral candidate in Medieval Studies, Inventing a Language that Already Exists

Friday 2 May at 7:00 p.m. in University College Room 140

Register to attend the presentations:  click HERE


PART TWO: The Performances

Six teams of actors will create short, site-specific theatre pieces to be performed throughout the Jackman Humanities Building.  Participants will work with Volcano Theatre's Associate Artist, international award winner Deborah Pearson to create new site-specific performances in just 48 hours. Each team will be working with one of the presentations, and will be assigned to create a performance around a specific constraint.  Each performance will be presented multiple times.

Register to attend the performances: click HERE

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