In Conversation:
Trauma, Myth, and Memory

Saturday, October 22

In Conversation is an illuminating symposium-style discussion among leading scholars, artists, and other public figures that fosters cross-disciplinary exploration of big questions and concepts in McCarter’s plays. Each event in the 2011-2012 In Conversation series will focus on the theme of cultural memory.

Phaedra Backwards in Conversation will feature:

  • Dr. Melissa Sihra, professor of Theatre and Gender Studies  at Trinity College, Dublin; author of many articles on the work of Marina Carr, and currently completing a book on the subject.
  • Father David Cregan, professor of Theatre and English at Villanova University, specializing in Irish Drama and Irish Cultural Memory; currently directing a production of Marina Carr’s Woman and Scarecrow.

  • Dr. Brooke Holmes, Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University, and author of The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece.
  • Dr. Judith Greenberg, Professor at NYU Gallatin, specializing in memory and trauma studies, currently researching the generational transmission of trauma.

More participants to be announced soon!

In Conversation will take place on stage, directly following the 3pm performance; approximate start time 4:30pm

In Conversation is made possible by a Princeton Partners Grant and is presented as part of the year-long Princeton community collaboration Memory and the Work of Art.

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