(Pre)Creation Processes: Milo Rau’s Tribunals, Political Actions, and Prefigurative Performance

LB 1042.03 (Moonroom) 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

Presented by Lily Climenhaga, PhD This talk will primarily explore two lines of work within Swiss-German political theatre director Milo Rau’s multifaceted oeuvre: (1) his political action performances exemplified by projects like The Congo Tribunal and The Revolt of Dignity (2019), and (2) site specific adaptations of classic texts exemplified by The Trilogy of Ancient […]

Moving-with Anastasis Corporal, a path to implicated witnessing


Sarah Ashford Hart will present her contribution to the special issue Oral History Performance, Listening and Transitional Justice (RiDe, Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, Vol. 28, Issue 1, 2023), which was co-edited by Luis Carlos Sotelo Castro (the Acts of Listening Lab’s director) and Toni Shapiro-Phim (Brandeis University). With her presentation, this special issue will be […]

Book Launch: Small Stories of War: Children, Youth and Conflict in Canada and Beyond (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023)

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

With Barbara Lorenzkowski, Kristine Alexander, and Andrew Burtch   English Many believed the twentieth century would be the century of the child: an era in which modern societies would value and protect children, sheltering them from violence and poverty. Yet this hopeful vision was marred by the harsh realities of migration, displacement, and armed conflict.  Small […]

Where Literature and Oral History Meet | Quand la littérature rencontre l’histoire orale

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

English/Français A Discussion With Professor Ceri Morgan & Copanelists In this roundtable discussion, Ceri Morgan, writer and professor of Place Writing and Geohumanities (Keele University, UK) and co-panelists explore the connections between literature and oral history. Stories, poems, essays, and literary audio walks that sample oral history interviews uncover the layered histories of landscapes and […]

“Covid in the House of Old” Closing Event: Roundtable – “Care in Crisis”

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

With Aaron Derfel (Montreal Gazette), Lorraine McCrary (Wabash College, US), Sayendri Panchadhyayi (Presidency University, Kolkata, India), Camille Robert (UQAM), Penny Vera Sanso (Birkbeck, London), and Marie-Claude Thifault (University of Ottawa). The conversation is chaired by Magda Fahrni (UQAM).  English/Français   Aaron Derfel is the Montreal Gazette’s medical reporter, specializing in investigative and narrative journalism. In […]

Violence and Solace : The Natal Civil War in Late-Apartheid South Africa

LB-1019 (sunroom), COHDS 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., Montreal, Québec, Canada

with Mxolisi R. Mchunu (University of KwaZulu-Natal)   English/Français   In South Africa, the period leading to up to the country’s first democratic elections in April 1990 constituted a watershed moment. An unprecedented civil war – termed ‘black on black’ violence – pitted supporters of the African National Congress (ANC) against Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). In […]