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Speaking

Papers presented

"Intercultural Dramaturgy and the Aesthetics and Politics of Adaptation.” Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas conference. Toronto, 21-23 Jun. 2018.

 

“Citizen in Exception: Omar Khadr and the Performative Gap in the Law.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. Queen’s University, Kingston. 29 May-1 Jun. 2018.

“Pop-Up Fictions: The Performative Hoaxes of Ian Alan Paul.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. University of Toronto. 27-30 May 2017.

 

“The Juridical Theatre: How Verbatim Theatre Means.” Performing Realities: Festival of Original Theatre. University of Toronto. 4-7 Feb. 2016.

 

“Duchamp in Kabul: Theatre and the Ontology of Humanitarianism.” The Middle East in Pieces: Three Perspectives on Politics, Performance and War. University of Toronto. 22 Jan. 2016.

 

“Black Holes in Democratic Space: Intrusive Theatre and Guantánamo Bay.” International Federation for Theatre Research. University of Hyderabad, India. 6-10 July 2015.

 

“Guerre réelle : corps, images, paroles et autres traces concrètes de la guerre dans le théâtre anglo-canadien.” Conference of the Société Québécois d’études théâtrales. University of Ottawa. 29-31 May 2015.

 

“Hearts and Minds in Extremis: Performing the Body at War.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. University of Ottawa. 28 May – 2 June 2015.

 

“Murderers, Scumbags and Victims: Representing Non-Westerners in Theatre of the War on Terror.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. Brock University. 23-27 May 2014.

 

“Soldiers and/or Savages: Violence and Alterity in Canadian Theatre of the War on Terror.” Global Savages Colloquium. University of Toronto. 14 Jan. 2014.

 

“Mimetic Power and the Aestheticization of Time in the Arirang Games.” Performance Studies International, Stanford University. 26-30 June 2013.

 

“When Stuff Happens: Politics and Reality in Theatre of the War on Terror.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. University of Victoria. 1-4 June 2013.

 

“The Shock and Awe of the Real: Verbatim Theatre and the War on Terror.” The Viewing of Politics and the Politics of Viewing. School of English, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. 18-21 Apr. 2013.

 

“Everyday Excess: Arirang and Aesthetic Living in the DPRK.” Theatre and Technology: Festival of Original Theatre. University of Toronto. 1-3 Feb. 2013.

 

“Performing Nothing: Cagean Silence in Merzbow’s Noise.” The Future of Cage: Credo. University of Toronto. 25-28 Oct. 2012.

 

“Imagining Agraba: A World without War.” Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. University of Waterloo. 26-29 May 2012.

 

“The Difficult Space of Satire: Comedy and Islamophobia in the War on Terror.” Historical Materialism North American Conference. York University. 11-13 May 2012.

 

“I Was the Insect beneath Them: Racialized Labour Relations in Rawi Hage’s Cockroach.” American Comparative Literature Association Convention. Simon Fraser University. 31 Mar-3 Apr. 2011.

 

“Flea-ing the Party: Insectine Metamorphosis as Escape from the Bad Other.” Attending [to] the Party Colloquium. Concordia University. 25 Mar. 2011.

 

“A Cockroach in the Contact Zone: Intercultural Contact as Interspecies Hallucination in Rawi Hage’s Cockroach.” Intersections, Tensions and New   Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone. University of New Hampshire. 8-9 Oct. 2010.

 

“The Nineteenth Century Labour Press in the Political Communications Circuit.” Historical Materialism North American Conference. York University. 13-16 May 2010.

 

“The Invisible Hand and the Sweaty Palm: Onania, Disease and the Capitalist Body.” Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States. Concordia University. 19-20 Mar. 2010.

 

Panels Organized

 

“Scattered Communities: Performance, War, and Displacement.” With Dr. Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta. Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference. University of Calgary. 28-31 May 2016.

 

“The Middle East in Pieces: Three Perspectives on Politics, Performance and War.” With Marjan Moosavi and Deniz Başar. Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto. 22 Jan. 2016.

 

Global Savages Colloquium. With Barry Freeman. Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto. 14 Jan. 2014.

 

“(Re)presenting the (Un)documented Past.” With Natalia Esling, Myrto Koumarianos, Allison Leadley. Performance Studies International conference, Stanford University. 26-30 June 2013.

 

“The Secrets of Clowns: Death, Clowns and the Politics of Memory.” With Natalia Esling, Myrto Koumarianos, Allison Leadley. Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto. 13 Feb. 2013.

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