Category: Performing Arts

  • MLA 2021: “Breaking the Fourth Wall: Experimental Theatre from Six Characters to Today”

    MLA 2021: “Breaking the Fourth Wall: Experimental Theatre from Six Characters to Today”

    The Pirandello Society of America is excited to annouce the call for abstract submissions for our sponsored panel at the next MLA Convention, to be held in Toronto (January 2021).    Breaking the Fourth Wall: Experimental Theatre from Six Characters to Today   2021 MLA Convention, Toronto   In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the first […]

  • Performance as Prefigurative Praxis – A Lab Proposal

    Performance as Prefigurative Praxis – A Lab Proposal

    As a prospective Media Arts + Practice PhD candidate at the University of Southern California, I have an opportunity to start an experimental performance lab, which will begin in the spring semester of 2020. Below is an overview of the lab, which I hope will serve a shared context for research and the practice of […]

  • Translating Sicilianness

    Translating Sicilianness

    In the PSA journal’s 31st edition the PSA editors asked a group of their contributors to talk about the ‘biggest issues facing translators’ of Pirandello. Amongst the numerous responses were two that dealt, crucially, with the ‘Sicilianness’ of Pirandello’s plays and the difficulties and possibilities that exist when one is translating out of such a […]

  • Pirandello and Translation: A conversation across the Field

    Pirandello and Translation: A conversation across the Field

    In the PSA journal’s 31st edition, which is currently at the presses, editors Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka talk to a group of Pirandello’s translators in “Pirandello and Translation: A conversation across the Field.” We’ve excerpted a piece of it for you here, in which the editors put a couple of questions to translators Jacob Blakesley, Jane House, […]

  • Complicating Latinx (Anti)Blackness in Media

    Complicating Latinx (Anti)Blackness in Media

    “Complicating Latinx (Anti)Blackness in Media” By Diana Melendez and Solange Castellar As if Latinidad was not complicated enough- there is so much work to be done around addressing anti-blackness within people who identify as Latinx, Latino/a, hispanic, Latin, Spanish…and how Blackness is even defined. Our collaboration took us from a quick review of the celebration […]

  • A Trend in the The-ah-tuh

    A Trend in the The-ah-tuh

    Image credit:  The Octoroon, Act IV, by Dion Boucicault1859 (print held by Special Collections, Templeman Library, University of Kent) As mentioned in class, this particular topic was difficult to discuss because there are so many ideas in our culture about what theater is and what it can do, and there are inherent issues regarding the inherent […]

  • Race and the Epistemologies of Otherness

    Race and the Epistemologies of Otherness

    Excerpted from chapter 5 of Race by Martin Orkin and Alexa Alice Joubin. New Critical idiom Sereis. London: Routledge, 2019, pp. 193-227. Full text available online   When confronted with the unknown, many societies tend to transfer observations of unfamiliar phenomena onto their mental map of what is already known. Race as a category is entangled with empirical […]

  • Collaborative book review of: Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility and Ethical Praxis (Eds: David J. Elliott, Marissa Silverman and Wayne D. Bowman.

    Greetings Scholars–Welcome back.  I’m seeking interested parties for a collaborative book review of:  Artistic Citizenship:  Artistry, Social Responsibility and Ethical Praxis (Eds:  David J. Elliott, Marissa Silverman and Wayne D. Bowman.   Check out the book here:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/artistic-citizenship-david-elliott/1123… or here:  https://www.amazon.com/Artistic-Citizenship-Artistry-Responsibility-Ethi… The book is organized into seven (7) parts of roughly 4 chapters each, each devoted […]

  • Project report: Greek tragedy in augmented reality

      I’m pleased to announce the release of Bitter Wind. Bitter Wind uses holograms and 3D printing to adapt the Agamemnon mythos for augmented reality, interrogating presence and replica in a new media landscape. The HoloLens version is available now on the Windows Store. A mobile version is in progress. The project was funded through a grant from […]

  • Call for Articles: “Modernism across the Arts: Charting Pirandello’s World” (PSA Vol. XXXI)

    Call for Articles: “Modernism across the Arts: Charting Pirandello’s World” (PSA Vol. XXXI)

    The Pirandello Society of America is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next issue of PSA, the Society’s journal. See the Society’s website for additional information: http://pirandellosociety.org/   Call for Articles and Contributions for PSA XXXI (2018) Co-editors: Lisa Sarti and Michael Subialka In light of growing attention to the multimedia […]