Spring and Summer 2017 Conference Presentations by PhD Students and Faculty

In March, the Scènes Francophones et Écritures de l’Altérité (SeFeA) research seminar, which is part of the Sorbonne Nouvelle (University of Paris III), invited Dr. Emily Sahakian to present her research on Edouard Glissant and UGA’s staged reading of his play Tale of Black Histories, which she co-translated as well as organized the symposium connected with this event. In June, Dr. Sahakian presented this research at the Caribbean Studies Association conference in Nassau, Bahamas.

Dr. John Patrick Bray presented "Fluxing: Geek Theatre's Movement to Embrace New Fandoms" at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts in March.

Dr. Rielle Navitski co-organized a panel for the American Comparative Literature Association conference in Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017, which included her paper "Eduardo Coutinho: Between Documentary and the Televisual."

Doctoral student Qianru Li presented "Resisting the Collective Amnesia: Asian American Racial Performances Online" at the Performance Studies International conference in Hamburg and "Constructing Social Belonging: Chinese American Performances Online" for the International Federation for Theatre Research in Sao Paolo.
Doctoral candidate Jieun Lee presented “National Sympathy: Spectacularizing Korean Adoptees’ Birth Search and Reunion on TV” at the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference in Seoul.

The 2017 meeting of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education included Ms. Lee’s presentation, “Korean Adoptee as Spectacle of Sympathy,” and doctoral student Joelle Ré Arp-Dunham’s “The Desert of the Real: The Body as Scientific Instrument.” Dr. Marla Carlson participated in a roundtable discussion on graduate education, and Ms. Arp-Dunham also presented “Collaboration: Directors and Designers” for ATHE’s Directing Focus Group pre-conference.