Trauma as Durational Performance: A Walk Through Villa Grimaldi with Pedro Matta

Lecture on Latin America
Feb 21, 2011
12:20 PM to 01:25 PM
102 Kern Building

Diana Taylor, NYU

Diana Taylor is a Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU, and the Founding Director of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Some of her recent works include Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ (Duke U.P., 1997) and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Duke U.P., 2003) which won the ATHE Research Award in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy and the Modern Language Association Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Culture (2004). She is editor of Stages of Conflict: A Reader in Latin American Theatre and Performance (2008, Michigan U. P.) and co-editor of Holy Terrors: Latin American Women Perform (2004, Duke U.P.), among others.

Professor Taylor’s visit is a part of the series “Violence, Conflict, and Dialogue: Perspectives on Global Communication,” sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Latin American Studies program, the Department of Spanish Italian & Portuguese, the Social Thought Program, The Rock Ethics Institute, the Center for Democratic Deliberation, and the Center for American Literary Studies. Throughout the spring semester, various speakers will be invited to Penn State to present interdisciplinary views on this broad topic.

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