The Power of Immersion: Performance – Affect – Politics

1st International Spring School, 9–13 April 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin

1st International Spring School, 9–13 April 2018 at Freie Universität Berlin. Application Deadline: 28 February 2018

We are pleased to announce the 1st International Spring School on “The Power of Immersion: Performance – Affect – Politics”, organized by Rainer Mühlhoff (philosophy) and Theresa Schütz (theatre and performance studies) from the Collaborative Research Centre “Affective Societies” of the Freie Universität Berlin. In an intensive one-week workshop, we will discuss the multi-layered phenomenon of immersion, currently evident both as an aesthetic strategy and a power technique in many areas of contemporary western societies.

Topics

Affect Theory, Reception Theory, Subjectivation, Aesthetics and Politics of Immersive Theatre, Philosophy of Social Science, Governmentality, Power Techniques

From the fields of theatre and performance studies, philosophy, affect theory and design practice we’re happy to announce contributions by (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr. Adam Alston (University of Surrey, Guildford)
  • Mathew Arthur (Vancouver)
  • Dr. Eva Holling (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)
  • Dr. Robert Lepenies (Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata, FU Berlin)
  • Dr. Gregory J. Seigworth (Millersville University of Pennsylvania)

For further information please contact schuetz.theresa(at)fu-berlin(dot)de or rainer.muehlhoff(at)fu-berlin(dot)de.