28 Nov 2020 11.30 (CET) Reading: The Feeling of Plague, Kelina Gotman.
Kélina Gotman is Reader in Theatre and Performance Studies in the English Department at King's College London, and author of Choreomania: Dance and Disorder (Oxford University Press), Essays on Theatre and Change: Towards a Poetics Of (Routledge), co-editor of Foucault's Theatres (Manchester University Press), and translator of Félix Guattari's The Anti-Oedipus Papers (Semiotext(e)/MIT Press), as well as plays and other texts, including Marie NDiaye's The Snakes (Cue Press). She writes regularly on critical and cultural theory, history of ideas, philosophy of science and medicine, performance, dance, including choreographic practices broadly construed, translation, language, writing, and more, and has worked internationally in theatre and other genres, for museums, festivals, and collaborations across media and critical platforms. She is currently editing the four-volume Theories of Performance: Critical and Primary Sources (Bloomsbury), and a co-edited volume on performance and translation, as well as working on new writing articulating practices of truthful speech and critical care. She was Hölderlin Guest Professor in Comparative Dramaturgy at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Visiting Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has held other visiting or guest positions at the Slade School of Fine Art, Cornell University, and Bard College.
This intervention articulates a response to the 'feeling of plague', through scenes, tableaux, moments, historiographical reflection, and exploration of the intimate space of hope, alienation, together-feeling and fear. It continues to probe the boundaries of language and form, working with an episodic structure that approaches tableau and film.