Performance Studies x Cultural Studies Colloquium : Cultures in Motion, Performance in Transit

  • Hyunjung LEE (Organiser)
  • Paul RAE (Organiser)
  • Chiayi SEETOO (Organiser)
  • NIRANJANA, T. (Discussant)
  • Stephen CHAN (Discussant)
  • Anjeline DE DIOS (Discussant)
  • Soo Ryon YOON (Moderator)

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What is “Performance Studies” and what do you do with it? How do scholars based in the Asia-Pacific adapt and improvise to make sense of performance studies’ inherently transnational and emancipatory premises, yet decenter its Euro-American pedigree as an institutionalized discipline? This colloquium invites three scholars from the Pacific-Asian region to lead a colloquium on teaching and researching in the emerging discipline of performance studies. There has been a series of sustained interests in, critique on, and reconsideration of applying performance studies methods and methodologies to the Asian context and Asian performance traditions. Yet the actual teaching and researching, i.e. institutional practices in the academe, merit further discussions that respond to the priorities unique to Asian universities in the neoliberal climate. In light of Department of Cultural Studies’ continued efforts to introduce the field of performance studies at Lingnan, the colloquium will also address specific questions, opportunities, and challenges emerging from performance studies research and teaching in the Hong Kong’s cultural context.

“Performance Studies x Cultural Studies” Colloquium speaks to a broader community of scholars, performance practitioners, and general public in Hong Kong interested in performance as an object of analysis and method of inquiry. The first session will be led by the three invitees in a panel discussion format based on their respective research interests and institutional background. The second half will be led by the Cultural Studies department’s own faculty members as discussants addressing the most salient issues emerging from the first session as well as their own
methodological concerns from performance-related research and teaching within cultural studies.
Period22 Feb 2019
Event typePublic Lecture
OrganiserDepartment of Cultural Studies
LocationTuen Mun, Hong KongShow on map