ISTR 2015 – Book of Abstracts

Tradition, Transition and Transformation:
Performance and Cultural Dynamics

The Institute of Technology, Tralee in association with the Irish Society for Theatre Research
Friday 22nd May and Saturday 23rd May 2015
IT Tralee, Solás Building, North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry

The Book of Abstracts (pdf) is now available for download.  You can also check the Schedule for tomorrow and Saturday.

This year, the ISTR Annual Conference will address the notion of the stage as a site of cultural tradition, transition and transformation. There, performances will be viewed as lens through which indigenous cultures are preserved and promoted, westernised culture is presented, cultural hybridity becomes evident and where turning points in cultural development receive recognition. Themes pertaining to colonialism, nationalism, interculturalism, ethnicity, identity, and globalisation will receive attention. In addition, performances will be addressed in informal as well as formal contexts and all tools of theatrical expression will be explored, speech, music, mime, sound and dance.

In keeping with previous conferences, the 2015 conference of the Irish Society for Theatre Research will provide a wide platform for academic discussions, performances, practical workshops and keynote lectures.