Friday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 8C, ACC
Performance and (Counter)Publics
Program arranged by the American Theatre and Drama Society. Presiding: Laura Lynn Mielke, Univ. of Kansas
1. “‘Midnight, Forecastle’: The Commons,” Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Pomona Coll.
2. “Women in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Frontier Performance: The Complexities of a Counterpublic Discourse,” Katherine Johnson, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
3. “The Magic of Black Humanism: Amiri Baraka’s Black Mass and the Black Arts Counterpublic,” Jason Fitzgerald, Columbia Univ.
4. “Bloody Art: Censorship, Anxiety, and the Fantasy of a Sanitized Public,” Laura Westengard, New York City Coll. of Tech., City Univ. of New York