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Sunday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 18D, ACC

Spalding Gray’s Posthumous Publics: Circulating the Performance Archive

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A special session. Presiding: Ira S. Murfin, Northwestern Univ.

Speakers: Lian Amaris, artist; Eric Colleary, Harry Ransom Center; Christopher Grobe, Amherst Coll.; Ira S. Murfin; James Sitar, Loyola Univ., Chicago

How can performances live after an iconic performer has died? Panelists discuss projects aimed at making Spalding Gray’s autobiographical monologues posthumously available. These include editorial projects (online and in print), scholarly research, archival curation, and live performance, each of which challenges the stabilizing power of the archive.

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