Performing Arts Research Forum

The Research Forum is an informal setting where our faculty, graduate students, cross-appointed faculty and visiting scholars present research in progress. Unless otherwise indicated, sessions take place on selected Thursdays at noon in Room 409 of the Dalhousie Arts Centre. 

Fall 2023 Schedule

September 14
Schroeder Lecture
Room 406
Philip Ewell Racialized Musical (Hi)stories
September 21
Tegan Niziol Transnational Tours and (trans)National Identities: Rachmaninoff’s 'Russianness' at Home and Abroad
September 28 Jure Gantar The Anatomy of Failure  
October 5 TBA  
October 12 Lassana Diabaté A Conversation with balafon virtuoso Lassana Diabaté
October 19
Schroeder Lecture
Room 406
Maria Cizmic The Story of an Artist’: Performing Disability and the Music of Daniel Johnston
October 26 Barbara Swanson TBA
November 2 Gillian Turnbull TBA
November 9 Shannon Brownlee TBA
November 16 STUDY BREAK No Presentation
November 23 Jennifer Bain Computational Analysis as a tool for contextualizing the music of Hildegard of Bingen
November 30 Jérôme Blais Music, Poetry, Film

Winter 2024 Schedule

January 11 Gregory Hanlon TBA
January 18 Roberta Barker The Burbage Apprentices: Notes Toward an Emotional History of an Early Modern Acting Company
January 25 Meghan Gilhespy The Cultural Politics of Free Jazz Singing  
February 1 David Nicol TBA
February 8 Tamara Kucheran TBD
February 15 Kevin Chabot Queer Haunting and Cinematic Spectrality in Robert Wise's The Haunting (1963) 
February 22 STUDY BREAK No Presentation
February 29 Amy Brandon Before The Universe Was Born: Just Intonation Common-Tone Techniques from Rădulescu's 5th Quartet
March 1

Maria Spear