The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents Joseph Roach | The Temptations of Goodness: Brechts Enlightenment
Lecture: Lectures & Special Events | September 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315
Joseph Roach, Professor Emeritus of Theater and English, Yale University
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of English, The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series Fund
The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents "The Temptations of Goodness: Brechts Enlightenment," a talk by Joseph Roach.
A theater historian, stage director, and performance studies scholar, Joseph Roach is the author of The Players Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting (1985), Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance (1996) and It (2007). He is the editor (with Janelle Reinelt) of Critical Theory and Performance (2nd edition, revised 2007) and Changing the Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, 1959-2009 (2009). His publications have been recognized by the James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association, the Barnard Hewitt Award in Theatre History, and the Joe E. Calloway Prize for Drama. Before coming to Yale, he chaired the Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre at Northwestern University, and the Department of Performance Studies in the Tisch School of Arts at NYU. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society for Theatre Research and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which funds the World Performance Project at Yale. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick (UK) and the Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellowship from the Huntington Library.
The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series is free and open to the public.