Department Colloquium: Philip Auslander

Fine Arts Building Room 53
Philip Auslander will give a talk titled “Reactivations: Performance and Its Documentation.”

Dr. Auslander is one of the most influential performance theorists working today. Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, he has published six books, including Presence and Resistance: Postmodernism and Cultural Politics in Contemporary American Performance (University of Michigan, 1992), From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism (Routledge, 1997), Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture (Routledge, 1999; second edition in 2008), and Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (University of Michigan, 2006). He received the prestigious Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Theatre or Drama for Liveness. He is the editor of Performance: Critical Concepts, a reference collection of 89 essays in four volumes published by Routledge in 2003 and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: Performance and Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2005), winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education's Research Award for Outstanding Book in 2006. Dr. Auslander has also worked as a freelance art writer who contributed art criticism to ArtForum International Magazine for ten years and has written catalog essays for museums in the US and Europe. As of the spring of 2013, Dr. Auslander has been active on the Atlanta film scene as an actor, appearing in over 15 projects since then.
  • Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:20 pm