Alumni are invited to connect after a dynamic panel discussion at Studio-X Istanbul.
Theater, Performance and Celebrity: An Archive of Extravagance
Celebrity is a drama of attraction, immediacy, and intimacy that plays out between an exceptional individual and an interested public. Historically, theater and live performance have played a central role in the formation of celebrity. Recently, however, theater's role has been displaced by changing tastes and a proliferation of new media that compete for our attention and set into motion new patterns of production, circulation and consumption. A lively discussion will take place at Studio-X Istanbul with the participation of Professor Sharon Marcus, Dean of Humanities at Columbia University and a number of other scholars and artists.
Sharon Marcus, Professor, Dean of Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Zeynep Günsur Yüceil, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Design, Kadir Has University
Joanna Mansbridge, Assistant Professor, Department of American Culture and Literature, Bilkent University
Michael Meeuwis, Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Eser Selen, Assistant Professor, Communication Design, Kadir Has University
Emine Fişek, Assistant Professor, Department of Western Languages and Literatures, Boğaziçi University