Schedule of Profession-Related Events
Ph.D. Program in Theatre
28 February ---- A conversation with Segal Center Visiting Scholars
Join us for a conversation with international scholars currently in residence at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center. Prof. and Segal Center Executive Director Frank Hentschker will moderate.
7 March ---- Mock First Exam Oral
This mock oral experience is intended to offer a first-hand view of what to expect for level-one students as they prepare for the first exam. There will be two abbreviated mock orals with debriefing and discussion following. Profs. Judy Milhous and David Savran will conduct the oral and moderate the discussion.
21 March ---- Demystifying the Handbook 3: Conferences
Eager to participate in conferences but unsure how they work? Curious to know more about the major theatre conferences or about other conferences? This session will include both a “how to” guide to conferences as well as student testimonials about their experiences. Shane Breaux hosts, with Profs. Marvin Carlson and Jean Graham-Jones.
4 April ---- Workshop 3: Publish and Flourish
This workshop will address the nuts and bolts of academic publishing, including placing a performance or book review in a renowned journal, revising a seminar paper into a peer reviewed article. A panel of published students and faculty will discuss their experiences and will offer advice. Prof. James Wilson will moderate.
11 April ---- Pedagogy Workshop: Kimon Keramidas (Assistant Director for the Digital Media Lab, Bard Graduate Center): “Staging Theatrical Pedagogy: The Use of Digital Tools to Create More Multimedial and Interactive Learning Experiences.” Location: Room 6418.
This workshop will provide simple ways to make multimedia resources more readily available to students and to encourage engaging different kinds of contexts and assignments for a better understanding of theatre history and theory. Tools to be discussed will depend on interests of the attendees but may include wikis and blogs (via the CUNY Commons or Wordpress.com) as content management systems, Omeka for digital collections and exhibitions, Prezi for visualizations, and Google Earth and Maps for geospatial information.
2 May ---- Guest Speaker: Sara Brady (Assistant Professor, Bronx Community College): “Performing the ‘Electorate’: Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party”
This talk juxtaposes the two ends of contemporary political activism in the U.S.: the Tea Party and Occupy movements. Whereas the Tea Party movement operates under a wide net of activity ranging from grassroots organizing to highly produced and well-funded television commercials, Occupy Wall Street and its companion actions in hundreds of other locations around the U.S. and the world exemplify an attempt to reinvigorate participatory democracy in the wake of the Arab Spring, the Wisconsin protests, the Spanish Indignants, and other protest movements.
9 May ---- Dissertation Colloquium
What is the dissertation writing process? What are its challenges? What are your colleagues researching and writing? Please join a panel of level-three students to learn more about the dissertation's different phases, “from conception to delivery.” Shane Breaux hosts.
NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place 4:15pm-6:15 p.m., in the Green Room of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre (Room 3111).