Noted French Theater Professor to Give Public Lectures at UT in February

 

KNOXVILLE — Patrice Pavis, an internationally recognized artist, author and scholar of drama and performance, will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Feb. 1 – Feb. 19.

Pavis recently retired as professor of theater studies at the Département Théâtre at Université Paris VIII and is a renowned leading expert on contemporary theater. His publications on theater semiotics, performance analysis and intercultural theater have contributed significantly to fundamental research on theater and performance practice.

Pavis will give the following lectures, which are free and open to the public:

  • “Interpreting Today’s Performances,” 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower;
  • “Intercultural Performance Today,” 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Hodges Library auditorium;
  • “Is There an Ideal Theater School?”, 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Carousel Theater; and
  • “Aging in the Performing Arts,” 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in 1210-1211 McClung Tower.

Pavis also will lead a master class on “The Performance of Aging” for students and faculty of the theatre department.

The visit is sponsored by the university’s Ready for the World intercultural and international awareness initiative, and the UT Knoxville Departments of Theatre, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and English.

C O N T A C T :

Les Essif (865-974-6375, essif@utk.edu)

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