Presentations at ASTR 2013

Many of doctoral faculty and students attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Theatre Research in November 2013.

Marla Carlson presented “Autism and Affect in Post-Realist Theatre” on Plenary #4.

David Saltz, “Robots, Puppets and Performers: Theoretical Implications of Robotic Theatre” on Concurrent Paper Panel #1.

Chris Eaket and doctoral student Lisbeth Wells-Pratt participated in the Digital Humanities Unconference.

Emily Sahakian presented “Dramatic Disconnects: Slavery’s Legacy in French Caribbean Theatre by Women” for the working session Histories: Large x Small

Fran Teague, “Performing Theatrical Memory and Its Lapses” for the Shakespeare Working Group

PhD candidate Arnab Banerji, “The Extra Ordinary: The Story of Bengali Theatre, as Told by the People who ‘Build’ It” for Everyday Life: Histories of the Ordinary, Persistent, and Repeated.

Seth Valentine, “Soviet Images of the Second World War: Alive Forever as War Memorial” for Theatres of War.

Doctoral candidate Alicia Corts co-convened the working session Postpartum: Maternity, Motherhood, and Pregnancy in Performance, for which she presented “I Am Ciera Spyker: Transgressive Motherhood in Second Life,” and Adron Farris co-convened the working session Indigenous Research in the Americas: Exploring the Liminality between Cultural Epistemologies. Both of these working sessions also presented performances during the conference.


The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism vol. 22 no. 2 (2013) includes an article by Ph.D. candidate George Pate, “‘This is a Real Gun’: 500 Clown and Speech Act Theory.”

Theatre Journal, vol. 65, no. 3 (2013) includes a review essay by Dr. David Saltz, "Media, Technology, and Performance."