2023 CARL WEBER MEMORIAL LECTURE + SEMINAR
with SPECIAL GUEST UNA CHAUDHURI
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Dean for the Humanities, Collegiate Professor, and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies
ABOUT UNA CHAUDHURI
Una Chaudhuri is Dean for the Humanities, Collegiate Professor, and Professor of English, Drama, and Environmental Studies at New York University. Her publications include Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama, Rachel’s Brain and Other Storms: The Performance Scripts of Rachel Rosenthal, Land/Scape/Theater (co-edited Elinor Fuchs), Animal Acts: Performing Species Today (co-edited with Holly Hughes), and The Ecocide Project: Research Theatre and Climate Change (co-authored with Shonni Enelow). Chaudhuri is a member of the multi-platform creative project entitled Dear Climate, and a founding member of CLIMATE LENS. Her research and teaching focus on what she calls “ecospheric consciousness,” active human engagements with the worlds of other animals, plants, elements, and planetary forces.
THU MAR 09 @ 6-7:30PM in PIGOTT THEATER
FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
“Signs, Wonders, Blunders:
Making the AnthropoScene on Campus”
Reflections on a decade of creative climate research with Chaudhuri’s art collective, Dear Climate, and the role of performance in the production of new ecospheric knowledge across academic fields and spaces.
FRIDAY MARCH 10 at NOON in ROBLE GYM LOUNGE
OPEN to STANFORD STUDENTS, FACULTY, and STAFF
“Proleptic Performance: Rehearsing the Future”
An exploration of watery (re)embodiments undertaken on behalf of a defiantly open future, with guest artist Sarah Cameron Sunde.
Must be logged in via an @stanford.edu account to view
- Thomas Pauz, “Making Land: An Intertidal Aesthetics,” Performance Philosophy, VOL 6, NO 2 (2021):174–192
- Pauline Alexis Gumbs, Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, AK Press, 2020 (excerpts)
- Peruse: 36.5/A Durational Performance with the Sea
- Watch: “At One with the Sea”
- Elizabeth DeLoughrey and Tatiana Flores, Submerged Bodies: The Tidalectics of Representability and the Sea in Caribbean Art, Environmental Humanities (2020) 12 (1): 132–166.
Above photo: Sarah Cameron Sunde’s 36.5 / Bay of All Saints, Brazil, 2019, 6th work in the series 36.5 / A Durational Performance with the Sea