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The Politics of Performance

At a Glance
Date: Thursday 11 November 2010
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Location: A0.28, Millburn House
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free
Summary: A talk and book launch highlighting collaborative work between Warwick and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, on the politics of performance.

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JNU Collaboration

School of Theatre, Performance, and Cultural Policy Studies

School of Art and Aesthetics (JNU)

Jawaharlal Nehru University

During the week of 8 November, staff from the School of Theatre, Performance, and Cultural Policy Studies (Warwick) and the School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), will meet to discuss an archive of materials they have jointly constructed. The archive focuses on the years 1970-1990 and maps the politics of performance in India and selected sites in the West, showing the connections and the developments that flow between/against India and the European-American-world scenario.

Building on previous discussions held in Delhi last March, this dialogue will develop such themes as:

  • codifying the political within the body
  • the crisis of complex temporalities in cultural negotiation
  • the process by which narratives about the nation enter into representation, and thus into collective memory

An open public event will be held on Thursday 11 November to highlight several aspects of this collaboration, and also report on several other collaborations between the University of Warwick and JNU scholars. The programme for the afternoon also includes the book launch of two volumes by JNU and Warwick scholars and a keynote on the relationship between film and theatre through documentary by Warwick film studies Professor Stella Bruzzi.

The programme will take place in Millburn House, Film Studies A0.28:

For more information please contact Professor Janelle Reinelt r.reinelt@warwick.ac.uk