The Edge of Words

Study Day 4 October 2013

A one-day workshop organised by Professor Olga Taxidou [English Literature, LLC] and Dr Alexandra Smith [DELC, LLC] together with IASH (University of Edinburgh) and “The Edge of Words” project team (LLC).

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Modernism, Performance and Transposition.

Modernism, Performance and Transposition.

Friday 4 October 2013, 9.30am

Friday 4 October 2013, 6.00pm

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW

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9.30 – registration. Coffee/tea.

Session 1: 10am – 12 noon.

Olga Taxidou (University of Edinburgh)”The Dancer and the Ubermarionette: Edward Gordon Craig and Isadora Duncan”.
Alexandra Smith (Edinburgh): “Evreinov’s play “A Merry Death: A Harlequinade.” (1908) as a Russianised Version of the Italian Commedia dell’Arte”.
Robert Leach (University of Edinburgh) “Kruchenykh’s Opera Victory Over the Sun (1913) and Mayakovsky’s Vladimir Mayakovsky. A Tragedy (1913) in the Context of Experimental Theatrical Developments in Russia in the 1910s”.
12noon-1pm lunch.

Session 2: 1pm-3.30pm.

Caryl Emerson (Princeton) “Mikhail Bakhtin and the Actor”.
Christina K Guillaumier (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow) “The Modernist Problem: Prokofiev's opera 'The Fiery Angel'”.
Evanthia Katsouraki (University of East London/University of Edinburgh) “The Socialist Case of Wagner - Conceptualising the Director's Subjectivity”
3.30pm- 4.00pm – Concluding session/roundtable
4.00pm–5 pm coffee/tea/reception.