Performance Ethnography: Explorations in Theory & Practice
An interdisciplinary field, performance ethnography encompasses both ethnographic engagements with performance communities as well as the critical interpretation of ethnographic research through performance. Lectures and performances will explore methods and practices of performance research in global context with particular attention to the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class. All events are free and open to the public.
Friday, April 24
10:30 a.m. to noon, Moffett Auditorium, Mudd Center library, Room 050
The Embodied “I-Thou” of Fieldwork
Deidre Sklar, independent scholar
Gender, Sexuality & Performance Panel
2-4 pm., Moffett Auditorium, Mudd Center library, Room 050
Marlon Bailey, gender studies and American studies, Indiana University
Ramón Rivera-Servera, performance studies, Northwestern University
Gregory Mitchell, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, Williams College
Dance 355 Performance Ethnography Informal Showing
5-6:30 p.m., Warner Main, Warner Center
The Performance Ethnography Symposium is made possible by the generous support of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean of Students, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for the Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures, Leading Edge Fund for the Humanities, Multicultural Resource Center, Donald Downs ’62 and Richard Korb Fund, Department of Dance, Department of Theater, Comparative American Studies Program, Institute for Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, the J. Milton Yinger Sociology Speaker Fund, Department of Africana Studies, Department of Anthropology, and Department of English Flint Fund.