Theaters of War
Tuesday, September 20
From the theater of ancient Greece to the present day, war has been a persistent and important theme for playwrights. Professor Tavia Nyong'o leads a discussion on the various ways these playwrights have engaged the subject of war and its aftermath.
Tavia Nyong’o is a cultural critic and an Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. He writes on art, music, politics, culture, and theory. His ﬁrst book, The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (2009), won the Errol Hill Award. He has published in venues such as Radical History Review, Criticism, GLQ, TDR, Women & Performance, WSQ, The Nation, Triple Canopy, The New Inquiry, and n+1. He is co-editor of the journal Social Text as well as the Sexual Cultures book series at New York University Press.
Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale School of Drama, and the Theater Studies Program.