Closure of Conference project. Post-Conference Plans

Many many thanks to everyone who participated in the conference, to all those who presented papers, read their poetry or translations, contributed to discussions or just came to listen.

This blog will remain open as a record of the conference proceedings and will continue to include the programme, the abstracts of the presentations and the short biographies of the participants.

We have removed the conference papers from this site because we intend to include revised versions in a post-conference book. This book will not be a representation of the conference proceedings as such, however, but a volume of articles roughly reflecting the structure of the conference. The book will be edited by Ursula Philips, supported by a team of advisers (Urszula Chowaniec, Knut Andreas Grimstad, Kris Van Heuckelom and Elwira Grossman). It is expected that the volume will appear in 2013.

Should anyone wish to contact the authors of papers or read the original papers, please contact the conference organizer.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Paul Allain

Paul Allain is Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Kent,
Canterbury. He has worked extensively on Eastern European theatre, including Gardzienice: Polish Theatre in Transition (1997) and the co-edited Cambridge Companion to Chekhov (2000). He also wrote The Art of Stillness: The Theatre Practice of Tadashi Suzuki (2002; revised 2nd edition with DVD, 2009), and co-authored The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance (2006). He has recently led AHRC- and Leverhulme-funded research projects on Grotowski and on actor training in collaboration with the Moscow Art Theatre School. As part of the former, he edited both Grotowski’s Empty Room (2009) and Ludwik Flaszen’s Grotowski & Company (2010).