Recent Talks

English Department Faculty Lecture 2015, “AnthropoScenes: Climate Change and the Drama of Bad Ideas,” New York University, October 7, 2015.

Invited inaugural speaker, Consortium for Historical and Critical Studies in the Arts, The College of Fine Arts at Ohio University, series on “EARTH: Arts in the Anthropocene.” November 5, 2015, Athens, Ohio.

Presenter, Columbia University Animal Studies Seminar, November 10, 2015

“Taking Climate Change Personally,” Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, July 2015.

“Thinking and Feeling Climate Change,” University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, July 2015.

“Thinking and Feeling Climate Change,” University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, July 2015.

Keynote Address, “Discretion and Diplomacy in Anthropocenic Interspecies Performance” July 2015.

Panel presentation, Oceanic Performance Biennial/Performance Studies International: Fluid States, “Fluid Choreographies, Liquid Lives,” Raratonga, Cook Islands, July 2015.

Panel Presentation, Global Shakespeare Conference, “Suffering Sea Changes,” NYU Abu Dhabi, April 2015.

Invited Speaker, Colloquium on Theatre and Animal Studies, “Animal Acts for Changing Times: In Search of a Theatre of Species,” Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, October 28th, 2014.

Invited Featured Speaker, The BABEL Working Group’s 3rd biennial meeting, “On The Beach: Precariousness, Risk, Forms of Life, Affinity, and Play at the Edge of the World,” Santa Barbara, October 16-18, 2014.

Invited Speaker, Sawyer Seminar on the Environmental Humanities, University of California at Los Angeles, October 15, 2014.

Invited Speaker, Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop, Department of English, State University of New York, Buffalo, September 24th, 2014. “Performing (in) the Anthropocene: Queer and Prismatic Ecologies in Contemporary Theatre.”

Featured Guest Scholar, Animal Studies Summer Institute, Wesleyan University. June 12-13, 2014.

Keynote Lecture at the annual conference of CDE (Contemporary Drama in English) Hamburg, Germany, June 19, 2014. “Anthropo-Scenes: Theatre and Climate Change.”

Theodore Spencer Lecture on Drama, Harvard University, November 12, 2013. “Anthropo-Scenes: Ecological Crisis and the Drama of Bad Ideas.”

Keynote Plenary Dialogue, with Peggy Phelan. Performance Studies International annual conference, Stanford University, June 2013. “Performance in an Expanded Temporal Field.”

Invited Speaker for “Beasts of the Northern Wild,” a performance festival and symposium in honor of my new co-edited volume Animal Acts: Performing Species Today. March 2013

Inaugural Speaker of the “Hot Topics” lecture series, Yale School of Drama, December 11, 2012

Keynote Address at the Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Social and Cultural Studies, “Global Animal Lives,” Stony Brook University, October 13, 2012.

Keynote Address at the conference of ASLE, the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, “Theatre of Species,” Bloomington, Indiana, June 21st, 2011.

“Queering the Green Man: Marina Zurkow’s Mesocosm (Northumberland) as a Theatre of Species.” Symposium on Technology and the Garden, at Dumbarton Oaks Cetner for Landscape and Garden Studies, Washington, DC, May 6th, 2011.


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