Carruthers Hall, Room 306
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Salverson's current research, writing and performance interests include: Canada's involvement in the development of the atomic bomb (continuing work from a SSHRC funded project with Peter Van Wyck, Concordia University); the comedic and absurd as approaches to witnessing violence beyond an aesthetic of injury and spectacle; the relationship between aesthetics and ethics in translating stories of violence; Creative non-fiction and its place in scholarship; the role of the imagination in learning and development.
|Department: Drama||Term Available: Fall 2013||Instructors: Julie Salverson|
“It is difficult
Director Peter Brook writes that the audience is a third eye whose presence must always be felt as a positive challenge, an accomplice to the action, “a constant participant through it’s awakened presence” (1993:18). The challenge Brook poses to those of us who create and perform stories is to consider all of our actions public, communal and witnessed.To become a witness is to be exposed, vulnerable, to have something at stake. This course will explore how to think about what is at stake for artists and those who work with them – educators, community members, archivists and curators - as translators of stories of public violence. We will examine how issues of performance relate to discussions in the fields of history, architecture, critical theory and psychoanalysis. We will study models of memorials, performance installations and theatre. No formal experience in theatre is necessary for the course.
Students will be expected to think and write critically, and to create and perform performance memorials. The central questions for the class are:
|Note: Please contact the instructor for permission to take this course.|