POSTPONED - TDPS Speaker Series: Shannon Jackson, Professor of Rhetoric and Performance Studies: Civic Re-Enactment and Public Re-assembly

Presentation | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B

 Professor Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Please note: Our TDPS Speaker Series discussion featuring Shannon Jackson has been postponed, (previously scheduled for September 13 at 4pm). As soon as a new date is determined, information about time and location will be updated.


Join us at the TDPS Speaker Series, featuring Shannon Jackson, TDPS Professor of Rhetoric and Performance Studies who will discuss Civic Re-enactment and Public Re-assembly. Enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolate as we host our inaugural Speaker Series event!

Professor Jackson will examine how Re-Enactment has become a ubiquitous 21st century process, one that dynamizes populist ritual as well as artworld experimentation in participatory aesthetics. Arguably, however, participants have very different understandings of what re-enactment is and who it might serve. Art institutions also seem to deploy the practice in service of a range of goals—whether to recall history, to advance a conceptual art project, or to build community. After surveying a range of possibilities, this lecture considers what happens when re-enactment is lodged inside civic processes.

Shannon Jackson is the Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. In the fall of 2015, she was appointed to be the first Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design (AVCAD). In this leadership position, Jackson reports to both UC-Berkeley’s Chancellor and to its Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Her office is responsible for creating new operations and collaborations across departments, centers, presenting organizations, and initiatives in the arts and design for the entire campus.

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