IIPC Debate 5 March

IIPC Debate 41

Tue 5 March 4-6 pm. Professor Philip Auslander (School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA): Gary Glitter, Rock and Roll Vulgarian: Rock Music and the Concept of Taste.

Place: Pharmacity Auditorium, Itäinen pitkäkatu 4, Turku.

Dr. Philip Auslander was appointed to the Georgia Tech faculty in 1987 and has been a Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication since 1999. He holds the PhD in Theatre from Cornell University. Dr. Auslander teaches primarily in the area of Performance Studies with particular interests in the performance of music, performance and technology, and the documentation of performance. He is a contributing editor to several journals in theatre or performance studies based in the US or the UK. He contributes regularly to these and other journals and has published six books, including Presence and Resistance: Postmodernism and Cultural Politics in Contemporary American Performance (University of Michigan, 1992), From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism (Routledge, 1997), Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture (Routledge, 1999; second edition in 2008), and Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (University of Michigan, 2006). He received the prestigious Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Theatre or Drama for Liveness. He is the editor of Performance: Critical Concepts, a reference collection of 89 essays in four volumes published by Routledge in 2003 and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: Performance and Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2005), winner of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s Research Award for Outstanding Book in 2006. A second edition of Liveness appeared in 2008. In addition to his scholarly work on performance, he is a freelance art writer who contributes art criticism to ArtForum International Magazine, based in New York City, and has written catalog essays for museums in the US and Europe.

As always, the debate is open for everyone. Warm welcome!