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Mediations of Authorship in Postdramatic Mediaturgies Conference

Thursday, 17 March, 2016 - 09:00
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) (Aula2)
Dansaeartstraat 70, 1000 Brussels
Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (CLIC-VUB) in the framework of the Literature and Media Innovation (LMI) IAP7/01 Research Project funded by BELSPO

Mediations of Authorship in Postdramatic Mediaturgies

RITCS Dansaeartstraat 70, 1000 Brussels (Aula 2)

Thursday 17 March 2016


09:00 - 9:20 Welcome Coffee

09:20 – 9:30 Opening Johan Callens

Session 1: Chairs Christophe Collard & Claire Swyzen

09:30 - 10:15 Bernadette Cochrane (U Queensland) "(Re-)Mediating the Remainders of Authorship"

10:15 - 11:00 Matthew Cornish (Ohio U), "Mediating Performance as Text in Postdramatic Theater: Gob Squad."

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

Session 2: Chairs Christophe Collard & Claire Swyzen

11:30-12:15 Jacob Gallagher-Ross (State U of NY, Buffalo), "Democratic Sounds: American Mediaturgy’s Uncanny Everyday"

12:15 - 13:00 Dries Vandorpe, (PhD OSU), " From Geocentrism toward Heliocentrism – On the Necessary but Difficult Task of Establishing a More Functional Ontology of Performance"

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Session 3: Chair Klaas Tindemans

14:00 - 14:30 Johan Callens (VUB), “Rosas: Reappropriation as Afterlife.”

14:30 - 15:00 Christophe Collard (VUB), "Ecologies of Media, Ecologies of Mind: Authoring Embodiment Through Mediaturgy"

15:00 - 15:30 Claire Swyzen (VUB), "'Database Dramaturgy'?: Tim Etchells and De Tijd

Recombining 'Text-Data' in Real Time."

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00 - 17:00 Shannon Jackson (UC at Berkeley), "Turning Tables: The Relational

Construction of Form and Authorship in Cross-Arts Collaboration."

Chair: Johan Callens

17:00 Concluding remarks & drink

19:00 Dinner

Registration Details

For students and invited speakers participation is free. For non-students the conference fee is €25.00.  This includes the conference reader (online for students), coffee breaks, a sandwich lunch and a drinks reception. All speakers and participants are kindly requested to register online before Monday March 7 and to transfer the fee (if applicable) via the webform below.

More information on the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings and on the Literature and Media Innovation project sponsored by BELSPO can be found at

http://research.vub.ac.be/clic and http://lmi.arts.kuleuven.be/

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