The UNM Department of Art & Art History is excited to host DIANA TAYLOR for the final event in the Gale Memorial Lecture Series 2014-15: “The Politics of Performance.” Please join us for this lecture, which is free and open to the public. See attached info and flyer.
THURS APR 09
UNM Hibben Center, room 105
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This lecture is co-sponsored by UNM Latin American & Iberian Studies and UNM Art & Ecology.
DIANA TAYLOR is University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU. She is the author of Theatre of Crisis: Drama and Politics in Latin America (1991), which won the Best Book Award given by New England Council on Latin American Studies and Honorable Mention in the Joe E. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama, of Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina’s ‘Dirty War‘, Duke U.P., 1997, and The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas (Duke U.P., 2003) which won the ATHE Research Award in Theatre Practice and Pedagogy and the Modern Language Association Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the best book in Latin American and Spanish Literatures and Culture (2004). The Archive and the Repertoire has been translated into Portuguese by Eliana Lourenço de Lima Reis (Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 2012) and Spanish by Anabelle Contreras (Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2014.) Her most recent book, PERFORMANCE, is forthcoming with Duke U.P. Taylor is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005 and the ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowship, 2013-14. Currently, she serves as Second Vice President of the MLA to assume the presidency in 2017. Diana Taylor is founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, funded by the Ford, Mellon, Rockefeller, Rockefeller Brothers and Henry Luce Foundations.