Mon@sia: Generating “Asian knowledge”

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Date(s) - 18/06/2013
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ACJC Seminar Room Building H, 8th Floor (H8.06 H8.05)


Generating “Asian knowledge”


Dr. William Peterson (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Theatre & Performance)

Dr. Karen Kartomi Thomas (Adjunct, Performance Research Unit, ECPS)

John Garzoli (PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology)

Indika Ferdinando (PhD Student, Theatre Performance)

Alamgir Hossain (PhD Candidate, Theatre Performance)

Marlenny Deenerwan (PhD Candidate, Theatre Performance)

Indija N. Mahjoeddin (Adjunct Junior Research Associate, Ethnomusicology)

The growing number of postgraduates who are now pursuing PhDs on Asian performance topics across a range of disciplines at Monash, when placed into productive conversation with academic and research staff with expertise in this field, provides us with a unique opportunity to consider the ways in which knowledge is variously constituted in the performing arts across disciplines, national borders, cultures, and geographic regions.  Many of the individuals on this panel are engaged in practice-led performance research, offering us new models for exploring how forms of knowledge in a particular performance tradition are generated, understood and disseminated locally and transnationally.  Looking across disciplines in the performing arts, this panel will consider how Asian knowledge is bounded by access to scholarship, language, geography and training, creating challenges, while also pointing toward a multiplicity of Asian knowledges in this wide field.