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Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts

October 1, 2020 - October 3, 2020

Flyer for online conference for Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts on 10/1-3/20

Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts proposes new considerations of realism on stage. Since its association with 19th-century innovations in European and American drama, theatrical realism has largely remained limited to Euro-American definitions. We explore conventions of realism in culturally-specific locations and times across East Asia, articulating alternative histories of realism that extend from the premodern into the present. Through our individual inquiries, we aim to broaden the term’s analytic power and shed collective light on the diversity and versatility of this important representational mode. The conference will end with a play reading performed by LAUNCH PAD, UCSB.

View the complete schedule and conference information at www.realismseastasia.com. You can download the informational flyer here: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts.


University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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