Freddie Rokem

Title: Encounters where discursive practices meet…

Abstract: The notion of the encounter is central for the theatre/performance-philosophy interaction/competition/divide. In my presentation I want raise some issues concerning the interactions between the personal encounter and the encounter between the discursive practices of the two fields. The point of departure for my reflections will be Plato’s Symposium.

Bio: Freddie Rokem is the Emanuel Herzikowitz Professor for 19th and 20th Century Art and teaches in the Department of Theatre Studies at Tel Aviv University, where he served as the Dean of the Yolanda and David Katz Faculty of the Arts (2002-2006); he is also a permanent visiting Professor at Helsinki University, Finland. During 2007-2008 he was a visiting Professor at Stanford University, the Free University in Berlin and UC Berkeley. He is editor of Theatre Research International (2006-2009). Rokem’s book Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre published by University of Iowa Press (2000; paperback 2007) received the ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) Prize for best theatre studies book in 2001. Strindberg’s Secret Codes was published by Norvik Press (2004) and his new book, Philosophers and Thespians, is forthcoming (2009) from Stanford University Press.

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