Past Event

Theater, Performance and Celebrity: An Archive of Extravagance

September 25, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrity is a drama of attraction, immediacy, and intimacy that plays out between an exceptional individual and an interested public.  Historically, theater and live performance have played a central role in the formation of celebrity. Recently, however, theater's role has been displaced by changing tastes and a proliferation of new media that compete for our attention and set into motion new patterns of production, circulation, and consumption. This panel will delve into an “archive of extravagance" in order explore how theater and performance contribute to the development of modern celebrity and how celebrity revitalizes theater and performance.

Date and time: Monday, Sept. 28 at 19:00 to 21:00
VenueStudio-X Istanbul
Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. 35A Salıpazarı - Fındıklı



Sharon Marcus, Professor, Dean of Humanities, Columbia University

Zeynep Günsur Yüceil, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Kadir Has University

Joanna Mansbridge, Assistant Professor, Department of American Culture and Literature, Bilkent University

Michael Meeuwis, Assistant Professor,  English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Eser Selen, Assistant Professor, Communication Design, Kadir Has University

Moderated by:

Emine Fişek, Assistant Professor,  Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Boğaziçi University