Fall 2020 PSWG Schedule

Please find below a schedule of presentations for the Fall 2020 semester, “Presence.” We will meet on these Thursdays from 1-2pm EST on Zoom.  All are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

  • Co-conveners Elise Morrison and Kimberly Jannarone have chosen to focus our presentations and readings around the topic of “Presence” –– a theme we landed on, believe it or not, before the pandemic radically changed our relationship to so many co-present activities. As will become evident through the range of presentations offered this semester, we are approaching the notion of Presence quite broadly.
  • This concept invites inquiry into our suddenly increased reliance on virtual representation and engagement in performance, pedagogy, and politics during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It also supports our ongoing efforts to engage in dialogues about systemic racism in our institutions and embodied experiences.
  • Meeting links will be sent out weekly via the Performance Studies at Yale mailing list. Please contact Michael Breslin (michael.breslin@yale.edu) with any questions regarding Zoom access.


Sept 10: Sarah Bay-Cheng, “Digital Theatre & Its Discontents (or, Present Problems of Presence in Pandemic Performance)”

Sept 17: Joseph Roach, “Camera Presence.”

Sept 24: Rebecca Schneider, “This Shoal Which is Not One: Africans Who Fly and the More than Human Zone of the Littoral.”

Oct 1: Robin Bernstein, “Roads over Trails.”

Oct 8: Malik Gaines , “Statues of Limitation.”

Oct 15: madison moore 

Oct 22:  Michael Breslin and Ariel Sibert 

Oct 29: Tina Satter, Is This A Room

Nov 5: Ethan Philbrick

Nov 12: Cécile Bushidi