Schedule 2013-2014

Spring Quarter

Monday, April 7 (3:00-4:30pm) Björn Quiring (FU Berlin) “The Tyranny of the Open Night: Representing the Natural State of Exception in King Lear.Wieboldt 206.

Monday, April 28 (3-4:30pm) Grace Hobbs and Matt Stone (MA Program in the Humanities) MA Thesis Workshop. Rosenwald 405.

Monday, May 12 (3:00-4:30pm) John Muse (Assistant Professor, English Department and Committee on TAPS) “On Brevity, Theater, and Time.” Rosenwald 405.

RESCHEDULED Monday, May 26 (3:00-4:30pm) Cheryl Stephenson (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures). Rosenwald 405.

Monday, June 2 (3:00-4:30pm) Artemis Willis (Department of Cinema & Media Studies). “The Lantern Image between Stage and Screen”. Wieboldt 206.

Monday, June 9 (3:00-4:30pm) Cheryl Stephenson (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures). Rosenwald 405.

Winter Quarter

Monday, January 20 (3:00-4:30pm) Pre-Proposal Workshop: Brian Berry (Department of Comparative Literature) Amy Stebbins (Department of Germanic Studies & CMS). Logan 801

Monday, February 3 (5-6:30pm) Christopher Wild (Professor, Department of Germanic Studies) “They Have Their Exits and Their Entrances: On Two Basic Operations in the Theatrum Mundi.” Rosenwald 405.

Monday, February 10 (3:00-4:30pm) Daria Khrtrova (2013-2014 Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow)  “’This Is No Longer Dance:’ Media Boundaries and the Politics of Choreography in The Steel Step”. 

Tuesday, February 25 (4:30-6:00pm) Beth Holmgren (Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University) “Improvising Poland on the March: Entertaining Polish and Allied Troops during World War II.” Co-sponsored by Central Europe Workshop, CEERES, and the Maria Kuncewicz Endowment Fund. Cobb 119.

Monday, March 3 (3:00-4:30pm) Dan Wang (Department of Music). “The Aesthetic Creature: Opera, Cinema, and Ordinary Life.” Logan 801.

Wednesday, March 12 (8:00-9:30pm) Adi Barak (Post-doctoral Fellow, SSA) and Amy Stebbins (Germanic Studies and Cinema & Media Studies) present “MAKING A (RE)ENTRANCE Part II”. Richard & Mary L. Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry

Autumn Quarter

Monday, October 7 (7:30-9:00pm, Logan Seminar Terrace Room, 801) TAPS social!

Thursday, October 17 (5:00-6:30p, R405) Richard Strier (Department of English, University of Chicago): “Scripts, Texts, Poems: The Shakespeare Authorship Problem.” Co-sponsored with Poetry & Poetics and the Renaissance workshop.

Thursday, October 24 (4:00-5:30p, R405) A lecture by Joseph Roach (Theater Studies, Yale University): “Deep Play, Dark Play: Games of Love and Chance.”

Friday, October 25 (12:00-1:30p, Logan 802) A lunch seminar with Joseph Roach (Theater Studies, Yale University) & Sarah Weidmann (National Teachers Academy Chicago): “Invisible Cities: Performance as the Archeology of Dreams.”

Saturday, November 16 (9:30am-6:00pm, Logan 604) “Aristotle Revisited: Eleos & Phobos and the Invention of (Early) Modern Theater.” Christopher Wild (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago); Arata Takeda (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago); Rana Saadi Liebert (Department of Classics, Bard College); Rocco Rubini (Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago); Kristine Haugen (English, California Institute of Technology); Larry Norman (Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Chicago); Hall Bjornstad (Department of French and Italian, Indiana University Bloomington); William West (English Department, Northwestern University); Blair Hoxby (Department of English, Stanford University). Funded by the American Friends of the Humboldt Foundation and sponsored by the Center for Theater and Performance Studies and the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. NB: for the advance readings, please contact Christopher Wild ( Space is limited! If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Michelle Zimet (

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