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  • Autorinnen und Autoren

Evely Annuß, PD Dr., is a DFG-Heisenberg Researcher at the Free University Berlin working on her current book project Nomadic Blackface. She has taught as professor of Theatre at Free University of Berlin and as professor of Theatre and MediaatLMU Munich, and wasafellowatthe International Research Center Interweaving Performance Cultures as well as at Rutgers University. Her research is dedicated to questions of performative transpositions, stagings of collectivity and the relation between theatre and politics. She has edited special issues on Volksfiguren (Maske & Kothurn), Nationalsozialismus–Raum–Ge-schlecht (Feministische Studien, with Gabi Jähnert and Sabine Kalff) and kollektiv auftreten (Forum Modernes Theater). Her most recent book is Volksschule des Theaters. Nationalsozialistische Massenspiele, a study on the history of propaganda, media and subject formation (Fink).

Konstantinos Blatanis is Assistant Professor of American Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is the author of the book Popular Culture Icons in Contemporary American Drama (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003) and co-editor of the volume War on the Human (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017).

Isabella Drăghici, Research Assistant at the Department "Dramatic Art and Cinema", "G. Oprescu" Institute of Art History, Romanian Academy. She is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, with research focused on the phenomenology of the sacred on stage. She has a B.A. in Acting from U.A.T.C. Bucharest (2001) and an M.A. in Cultural Studies–Religious Studies. Texts and Traditions from the University of Bucharest (2013), with a dissertation on Nāṭyaśāstra, the famous Indian treatise on drama. She is an actress, poet and writer.

Shannon Jackson, Prof. Dr., Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She is the first Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design (AVCAD). Erasmus mundus visiting professor in Paris. Her research and teaching focuses on two broad, overlapping domains: collaborations across visual, performing, and media art forms and the role of the arts in social institutions and in social change. Her most recent book is The Builders Association. Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater (M.I.T. Press 2015).

Aleksandra Jovićević is a Full Professor at the Department of History of Art and Performance at La Sapienza University in Rome and a coordinator of the doctorate in Performance Studies at the same university. She is a visiting professor at the University of Arts in Belgrade, where she taught previously from 1993-2007. She is a curator of a book series, Politics and Aesthetics of Performance for Editore Bulzoni in Rome, for which she has edited a collection of essays by Richard Schechner in Italian, Il nuovo terzo mondo dei performance studies (Bulzoni, 2017). Aleksandra Jovićević has published books and essays internationally, and in the period between 1999 and 2001, she was a columnist for the German daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, reporting on everyday life in Belgrade.

Esa Kirkkopelto is a philosopher, an artist-researcher and performing artist. Since 2007, he has been working at the University of the Arts in Helsinki as professor of artistic research. Currently he is in charge of developing. His research focuses on the deconstruction of the performing body both in theory and in practice. He is the leader of a collective research project "Actor's Art in Modern Times" on psychophysical actor training (since 2008), and a member of the editorial board of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training and Performance Philosophy Journal. He is also the initiator of the International Platform for Performer Training and founding member of the Other Spaces live art group (since 2004). [End Page 122]

Eva-Liisa Linder is a theatre researcher and lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. She holds an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Tartu and is a PhD student at Tallinn University. As a freelance editor and critic, she has edited collections and published several articles.

Sergio Lo Gatto, Dr. PhD. candidate at the Sapienza-University of Rome. His research focuses on language, the role and influence of criticism in the contemporary arts, and...


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