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Tragedy: Instantiations of a Dramatic Form

Tragedy: Instantiations of a Dramatic Form
University of Toronto Mississauga, MIST Theatre
Time: Sep 22nd, 10:00 am End: Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Classics (FAS), 2000-

The Department of Comparative Literature presents

Tragedy: Instantiations of a Dramatic Form

A multi-disciplinary workshop

Friday, September 22 2017

MIST Theatre (CCIT building room #150), Mississauga campus

Convener: Martin Revermann (m.revermann@utoronto.ca)


10.00-10.15 Welcome and introduction

10.15-11.15 Joshua Billings (Classics, Princeton University)

Speaking and Singing Sorrow in 18th-Century Tragedy and Opera

11.15-12.00 Veronica Curran (German, U of T)

The Character Makes the Tragedy: J.M.R. Lenz on Redefining the Terms of the Theatre

12.00-12.45 Joseph Gerbasi (Classics and Philosophy, U of T)

Schiller’s Tragic Sublime and Postdramatic Theatre

Lunch break

2.00-3.00 Yagil Eliraz (Theatre Studies, Amherst College)

Coriolanus: From Dragon to Butterfly, the Realpolitik of Civic Power

3.-3.45 Deniz Ba?ar (Comparative Literature, U of T)

“Opening The Jaw Of A Crocodile”: Placing Yücel Erten’s 1985 Production of the Taming of the Shrew in the Canon

3.45-4.30 Emily Mohr (Classics, U of T)

Variations on a Theme: Bizet's Carmen as Tragic Siren

4.30-5.00 Coffee break

5.00-5.45 Martin Revermann (Classics/Theatre Studies, U of T)

Brecht and (Anti-)Tragedy: The Case of The Good Person of Sezuan 5.45-6.30 Fan Wu (Comparative Literature, U of T)

Talk (Why?) With Mute Ash: A Workshop on Translation, Memoir, and Tragedy through Anne Carson’s Nox

6.30 Wrap-up

7.15 Workshop dinner


This workshop is generously being funded by the Dean’s Office (UTM) and the Department of Historical Studies.


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