Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2011
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Registration is now open for ‘Things Unspeakable: Theatre after 1945’, an international, interdisciplinary conference on theatre and human rights at the University of York, UK (7-9 October 2011).

What have theatre and performance brought to our understanding of the unspeakable? To what degree has the realm of the unspeakable gained new currency within established and emerging trends in theatre? What is the relation between enshrined understandings of the unspeakable and the resurgence of plays and performances about torture, war and genocide?

This three-day conference gathers artistic practitioners and academic researchers engaged in the creation of new approaches to theatre, performance and human rights. The conference features 11 keynote speakers, a platform conversation between Albie Sachs and David Edgar on The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs, a performance of Asylum Monologues by theatre company Ice and Fire, and presentations on theatre and torture; theatre and censorship; discourses of the unspeakable; theatres of the body and silence; theatre, law and the unspeakable; theatres of witness, war and genocide; contemporary political theatre; theatre after 9/11.

Participants and speakers include:
• Ice and Fire Theatre Company
• Professor Cathy Caruth, Emory University
• Professor Catherine Cole, Berkeley
• David Edgar, playwright
• Professor Erik Ehn, Brown
• Dr Mark Fleishman, University of Cape Town
• Dr Carol Martin, New York University
• Professor Gay McAuley, University of Sydney
• Nighat Rizvi, actress and activist, Pakistan
• Rt Hon. Albie Sachs, South Africa
• Professor Carole-Anne Upton, editor of Performing Ethos, University of Ulster
• Katharine Viner, Deputy Editor, Guardian

Conference Directors:
Professor Mary Luckhurst, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, UK
Dr Emilie Morin, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, UK

TO REGISTER, AND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://www.york.ac.uk/tftv/news-events/events/2011/theatre-and-human-rights-conference/

Location: Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, UK

Email: thingsunspeakable@gmail.com


Baird Lane, University of York, Heslington (East), York YO10 5GB, UK
North Yorkshire
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