Christopher Grobe

Assistant Professor, Amherst College

The Illiberal Art of Performance

 

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in the Amherst College Center for Humanistic Inquiry (located on the 2nd floor of the Robert Frost Library.)

Friday, April 13th

9:00-9:30am — Breakfast provided
9:30-10:30am — Organizers’ introduction
10:30am-noon — Small group introductions &  discussion
noon-1pm — Lunch provided
1:00-2:30 — Session #1 — Vivian Huang & Alex Pittman — ill/liberalism
2:30-3:00 — Coffee break
3:00-4:30pm — Session #2 — Sharon Green & Claudia Nascimento — ill/liberal arts colleges
4:30-5:00pm — Break
5:00-6:30 — Keynote #1: Daphne Brooks, “'We Can Be Heroes': Lorraine Hansberry, Nina Simone, David Bowie & the Children’s Crusade”
7:00pm — Dinner at Johnny's Tavern

Saturday, April 14th

9:15am — Breakfast provided
9:30-11:00am — Session #3 — Anne Harley & Munjulika Tarah — teaching in arts depts.
11:00am-12:30pm — Session #4 — Erika Rundle & Khary Polk — teaching beyond arts depts.
12:30-1:30pm — Lunch provided
1:30-3:00pm — Session #5 — Seth Williams & Joy Brooke Fairfield — performing politics
3:00-4:30pm — Session #6 — Kristin Moriah & Frazer Ward — addressing the public(s)
4:30-5:00pm — Break
5:00-6:30pm — Keynote #2 — Shannon Jackson, “Performance and Public (Re) Assembly”
7:00pm — Dinner at Bistro 63

Sunday, April 15th

9:15am — Brunch provided
9:30am-10:30am — Small group discussions
10:30-11:30am — Planning next steps
11:30am-noon — Organizers’ conclusion

 
 

copyright 2015, Christopher Grobe