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FIRST FRIDAY | PERIPETEIA & the CURATING/EDITING of TDR

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FIRST FRIDAY | PERIPETEIA & the CURATING/EDITING of TDR

FRI JAN 15 @ 12PM-1PM PT | ONLINE VIA ZOOM
Free + Open to the TAPS Community

In 2018, Stanford TAPS became a member of the TDR Consortium, joining theater and performance studies departments from Yale, Brown, and Shanghai Theatre Academy. Every year, one issue of TDR is edited by consortium members, and TAPS is in the process of editing its first issue. 

When Branislav Jakovljevic and Diana Looser selected the topic “Peripeteia” in the fall of 2019, it was hard to imagine the kind of reversal of fortunes that awaited us. The call for papers warned that “the current moment presents humanity with a unique and multiscalar set of challenges that will require an essential reorganization of society, economics, and politics to address. As the 12-year timeline for action in the US Green New Deal makes clear, there’s a specific urgency, a deadline, that — in the West, at least — arguably differentiates this moment from other historical periods that have been identified as crisis-ridden. This moment is characterized by a particular mode of uncertainty regarding the future, exacerbated by the fact that many contributing factors to this ‘crisis’ are pervasive yet intangible, omnipresent yet strangely distant, and ostensibly divorced from individual action and solutions, even if discussions of the crisis tend to revert to individual, moral stances. At the same time, we are mindful that different communities approach this situation from varying historical and epistemological standpoints. A strain of Indigenous climate-change studies, for instance, understands the Anthropocene not as a hitherto unanticipated occurrence but as an extension of a violent and unresolved historical past that renders the present moment already post-apocalyptic.”

Importantly, the goal of this issue is not to produce yet another collection of articles about ecological performance in the Anthropocene. Instead, we want to look ahead and explore directions that societies and arts need to take in order to forge different future(s). At present, the issue has invited contributions from scholars and artists working and writing from Indigenous perspectives and from different sites in the Global South, as well as from Euro-American vantage points. 

In this First Friday session, Branislav Jakovljevic, Diana Looser, and the Carl Weber Memorial Fellow, PhD candidate Rishika Mehrishi, will give the TAPS community an update on the progress of editing this special issue and invite feedback.

 

 

Event Details

Date: January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Online
Address: ONLINE 375 Santa Teresa Street