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Previous events

30 November – 02 December 2022

8:30am to 5:30pm

Performing Global Crises Conference 2022

18 November – 19 November 2019

8:30am to 5:30pm

Performing Artefacts conference

Allen Hall theatre

21 November – 23 November 2016

10:00am to 5:00pm

Performing precarity: Refugee representation, determination and discourses

19 June 2017

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Lisa Fitzpatrick: Laughter, violence and affect

Moot Court, Richardson Building

07 August 2018

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Stefan Aquilina: Blurring Boundaries: Recurring Principles between Theatre and Everyday Life

ARCH3 - Archway 3

20 June 2017

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Jonathan W. Marshall: The neurological theatre of hysterioepilepsy

Moot Court, Richardson Building

21 November 2018

5:15pm to 6:15pm

Performing Community Ecologies - Public Panel

Allen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin

19 June – 21 June 2017

10:00am to 5:00pm

The performance and performativity of violence

University of Otago, Dunedin

22 November – 24 November 2017

9:00am to 5:00pm

Mediating the Real 2: Mediations in a 'post-truth' era

Richardson Building, 6th Floor, North, room 4 (R6N4), Dunedin campus

21 November – 23 November 2018

9:00am to 1:00pm

Performing Ecologies Conference

Media, Film and Communication, Tourism, English and Linguistics, Politics

22 November 2017

5:15pm to 6:30pm

Kim Toffoletti: Sexy surfers, selfies, and social media – Encounters with Jean Baudrillard, Postfeminism and Post-truth

Richardson, 6th Floor, North, Room 4 (R6N4)

23 November 2017

4:15pm to 5:45pm

Laurie J. Ouellette: Fake President: Telemorphosis and the performance of grotesque sovereignty

Richardson Building, 6th Floor, North, Room 4 (R6N4)

A Forum Discussion on Manifesto 2083 and Dark Matter

Theme members Dr Suzanne Little, Dr Rosemary Overell, and Dr Sarah Thomasson host a forum and panel discussion with artists from The Rebel Alliance and Martyn Roberts about their Fringe Festival shows Manifesto 2083 and Dark Matter. Both shows aim to bring new light to recent issues or to challenge our perceptions.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Performance of the Real Research Theme: Ritual and Cultural Performance Hui and Symposium

This event investigates the performativity of ritual and cultural enactments, which are integral to many aspects of our lives.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Performance of the Real: Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

The event asks what it is about representations, mediations and performances of the 'real' that makes them so compelling in the contemporary moment.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

It's a social experiment: Pranks, political activism, and performing marginality for a politically correct mainstream audience

This keynote address from the Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium investigates the phenomenon of so-called 'social experiments', where pranksters perform stigmatised identities in public spaces and places.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Mediating the Real

This conference addresses what the 'Real' might mean in contemporary media studies. Moving beyond common-sense understandings of 'realness' as an objective 'Truth', Mediating the Real specifically applies psychoanalytic and Lacanian understandings of the Real to mediated cultures.

Wednesday, 31 August - 2 September 2016

Performing Precarity: Refugee representation, determination and discourses

This interdisciplinary conference aims to draw together scholars from a wide variety of fields to examine the ethics and politics surrounding refugee representation, determination, and discourses.

Monday, 21 November - 23 November 2016

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