UBC hosts the 2nd Annual Tri-University (UBC, SFU, UVIC)
Graduate Student Colloquium For Theatre, Film & Performance Research
The 2015/2016 academic year marks the University of British Columbia’s 100th anniversary, Simon Fraser University’s 50th anniversary, and the University of Victoria Theatre department’s 50th anniversary. The 2nd Annual Tri-University Colloquium for Theatre, Film, Performance Research, to be held April 29 and 30, 2016 at UBC’s Green College, aims to honour these events with its theme of:
“Milestones and (Co)memoration”.
As the three Universities pause to celebrate and take stock of many years of teaching, learning, and research, our thoughts turn to milestones and we wonder how commemoration is both performed and performative. The term commemoration involves an intermingling of notions of memory, co-memory, and community memory.
Marlis Schweitzer, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at York University where she teaches courses on theatre history and historiography, Broadway musical theatre, theatre research methodologies, and nineteenth-century popular entertainment, will give the keynote address: Time Capsule: The Performative Politics of Encapsulation After the ‘Temporal Turn”.
UBC PhD candidate, Tetsuro Shigematsu will present 30 minutes from Empire of the Son, a one-man multi-disciplinary work about his father Akira Shigematsu. Open to colloquium participants only.
The Tri-University Graduate Student Colloquium was formed in 2014 to offer vital professional development opportunities to graduate student scholars at UBC, UVIC and SFU working in the areas of Theatre, Film and Performance Studies. The initiative is entirely student-led, and its annual colloquium event in April rotates between the three universities. Its goals are to create scholarly conversation and build community, to offer skill-building opportunities in conference organization and presentation, and to generate structures that promote useful feedback and growth for graduate students.