This summer I’ll be attending Performance Studies International (PSi) at Stanford University as a member of the Board of Directors and giving a paper on the panel “If Surveillance, then Performance” with James Harding and Elise Morrison. These are both excellent scholars whose work I very much admire, so I’m very happy to be along for the ride.
In August, I’ll be attending the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). There I will be giving a workshop on review writing with my colleague Julia Walker. Julia and I are concluding our terms as the Theatre Journal book (Julia) and performance review (me) editors. It’s been an engaging and fulfilling experience, so it will be nice to present at one last ATHE hurrah. The workshop is highly recommended for graduate students and junior scholars new to reviewing in particular or to publishing more generally. (Notes from past workshops are available here.
I will also be presenting on my new book project Taxonomies: Media x Performance, co-created with Jennifer Parker-Starbuck and David Saltz. This book/website project considers new models and methods of understanding the intersections of media in contemporary performance scholarship. I’ve been working on some new visualizations for the project (on my blog: performaddict.com) and I’ll look forward to posting more updates there soon.
Otherwise, I’ll be enjoying the beautiful summers in Buffalo, planning for Techne events next year, and racing with Trivault and the Buffalo Triathlon Club.