Japanese Studies, Monash and the theatre of research
In this talk, I will risk an indulgence to reflect on my time at Monash and on some more recent projects in the arts to broadly speak about Japanese Studies, Monash and the theatre of research.
Peter Eckersall teaches theatre studies at the University of Melbourne. He has an MA in Asian Studies (Monash 1992) and a PhD in Japanese Studies (Monash 1999). From 2014 he takes up a Professorship in Asian Theatre at the Graduate Centre City University of New York. Recent publications include Theatre and Performance in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Modernities in the Global Era (co-authored with Denise Varney, Barbara Hatley and Chris Hudson, Palgrave 2013) and Performativity and Event in 1960s Japan: City, Body, Memory (Palgrave 2013). He is a visiting fellow in the Centre for Interweaving Performance Cultures, Berlin. He is the cofounder of Dramaturgies and the resident dramaturg for the performance group Not Yet It’s Difficult.
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Japan, Australia and the global context: Connections across languages and societies
A Symposium in honour of Helen Marriott.
Presented by the Japanese Studies Centre and the Language and Society Centre –
15th March, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:30pm