CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED LECTURES

1980     Nestroys Weltanschauung und Lebensphilosophie
International Conference on “Der politische Nestroy”, Vienna
 
1982 Andreas Gryphius und das politische Drama der Schlesischen Schule
Lecture at the University of Wroclaw
 
1984 Nestroy und die Wiener Gesellschaft, 1830-1860
International Conference on “Viennese Popular Theatre”, London
 
1984 Dada Theatre as Anti-bourgeois Performance Art
Conference on “1916: A Watershed in German Art and Politics?”, Goethe Institut London
 
1984 Girlkultur
Conference on “The Body: Physical Culture in Weimar Germany”, Goethe Institut London
 
1985 Fine Artists Working for the Theatre: Futurism, Dadaism, Bauhaus
Study Seminar on “Modernism and Postmodernism in the Theatre”, Birkbeck College, University of London
 
1986 Popular Images and Social Reality of Female Workers in the Weimar Republic
Study seminar on “Feminism and the Arts in Weimar Germany”, Goethe Institut London
 
1986 Perspectives on Critical Humour
Conference on “Cabaret, Caricature and Satire in Wilhelmine Germany”, Goethe Institut London
 
1986 Über Synästhesie und die Idee eines Gesamtkunstwerkes
Lecture at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität, Frankfurt
 
1987 Theatre Performances in Internment Camps
International Conference on “German Exile Theatre in Great Britain, 1933-45″, Architectural    Association, London
 
1987 Feminism, Americanism and Popular Entertainment in Weimar Germany
Lecture at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
 
1988 Theater als Gesamtkunstwerk: Über das Verhältnis von Wort, Musik und Szenerie in der Bühnenkunst der Renaissance- und Barockzeit
Lecture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München
 
1989 German-Jewish Refugees in Britain and Their Contribution to Theatre and Music
International Conference on “The History of German-speaking Jews in Great Britain”, Cambridge
 
1989 Zur Theorie und Praxis des Gesamtkunstwerks zwischen Romantik und Moderne
Habilitationsvortrag at the Freie Universität Berlin
 
1990 Theatre Performances at Renaissance Theatre Festivals: Multi-media Spectacles or Gesamtkunstwerke?
International Conference on “Italian Renaissance Theatre Festivals”, University of Warwick
 
1990 World Harmony and Union of the Arts in Renaissance Dance
Study seminar on “Early Renaissance Dance”, Salisbury Arts Centre
 
1991 From France to France: An International Itinerary of the Avant-garde (1895-1925)
International Conference on “Turning Points in Modern French Drama”, University of Bristol
 
1992 Unanimism as a Source of Influence for Marinetti’s Futurism
Symposium on “The City and the Wilderness in Modern Art”, University of Bristol
 
1993 The Ritual Core of Fascist Theatre: An Anthropological Perspective
International Symposium on “Teatro y Fascismo”, University of Granada
 
1993 Stagecraft in the Service of Statecraft: Political Aspects of Early Renaissance Performances
International conference on “Scenery, Set and Staging in the Renaissance”, University of Aberystwyth
 
1993 Überlegungen zu einer zukünftigen Theaterwissenschaft
Lecture at Universität Leipzig
 
1994 The Renaissance Banquet as a Total Work of Art
International Conference on “Food and Theatre” at the Centre for Performance Research in Cardiff
 
1995 The Dance Theatre of Rudolf Laban
Lecture at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
 
1995 Expressionist Acting and Stage Design
Lecture at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
 
1995 Theatre Studies and the Integration of Theory and Praxis
Lecture at Theatre Academy, Salvador / Bahia
 
1995 Fascism and Theatre
Lecture at Federal University of Bahia
 
1995 Teaching and Research in Performance Studies: Some Methodological Considerations and Reflections
Lecture at National Convention of Theatre Pedagogues in São Paulo
 
1995 Zur Rekonstruktion historischer Theateraufführungen
InternationalConference on “Aktuelle Tendenzen der Theatergeschichtsforschung”, Erlangen
 
1996 Georg Greflinger as Poet, Journalist and Publisher
British Baroque Symposium, University of Bristol
 
1996 Artaud’s “Jet de Sang”
International Centenary Conference “Antonin Artaud” at the Centre for Performance Research, Cardiff
 
1996 The Renaissance Banquet as a Total Work of Art
Congress of Society for Theatre Studies, “Grenzgänge: Theater und die anderen Künste”, Universität Giessen
 
1997 Die Futuristischen Abende: Theater, Kino, Performance Art
Public Lecture at Johann-Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
 
1997 Ritual and Theatre
International Congress of Ethnoscenoloy, “Sobre Perfórmaticos, performance e sociedade”, Salvador/Bahia
 
1997 Das Festbankett der Barockzeit
International Conference Baroque Congress “Künste und Natur in Diskursen der frühen Neuzeit”, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
 
1998 Überlegungen zu einer Methodologie und Didaktik der Angewandten Theaterwissenschaft
Public Lecture at Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen
 
1998 Die Filmästhetik des italienischen Futurismus
Guest Lecture at Freie Universität Berlin
 
1998 Transitions from a Renaissance to a Baroque Concept of Theatre
Conference on “Early Modern Europe in an Inter-disciplinary Perspective” at Duke University, Durham/SC
 
1998 Theatre Anthropology and Ethnoscenology: A Comparison of Methodologies
Symposium on “Ethnoscénologie: Percevoir au-delà de soi”, Maison de la Culture du Monde, Paris
 
1998 The Futurist “serate” and Marinetti’s Strategy of “arte-azione”
International Symposium on “Rethinking the Avant-garde”, University of Leicester
 
1999 Theater und Aktionsästhetik des primo futurismo
Guest Lecture at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
 
1999 Tendenzen experimentellen Theaters in der Nachkriegszeit
Guest Lecture at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
 
2000 The Futurist Body on Stage
International Colloquium on “Homo Orthopedicus: The Modernist Body”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
 
2000 Paradigm Shifts in Science and Art: The New Astronomy and the Transition from Renaissance to Baroque Theatre
International Baroque Congress on “Artes et Scientiae”, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel
 
2000 Severini and Dance
Conference on “Severini, Futurism and After”, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
 
2000 The Mechanized Body on Stage: From Futurism to Stelarc
Guest Lecture at Brown University, Providence
 
2000 Futurist Influences on the Bauhaus
Guest lecture at Saint-Martin’s School of Art, London
 
2000 Theatre Festivals of the Medici
Study Day on Renaissance Festivals, University of Warwick
 
2001 Theater des Dadaismus
Guest lecture at University of Hamburg
 
2001 Dada und die Darstellenden Künste
Guest lecture at University of Leipzig
 
2002 Die Integration von Theorie und Praxis in der Angewandten Theaterwissenschaft
Guest lecture at Academy of Arts, Berlin
 
2004 Militant Politics and Avant-garde Performance Art
International Symposium on “The Poetics and Politics of the Historical Avant-Garde”, University of Ghent, Belgium
 
2004 From Video Art to Video Performance
International Conference on “Avant-garde Cinema”, University of Edinburgh
 
2005 Neo-Dada Performance Art
International Conference on “Mapping the Neo-Avant-Garde: Theorising Art, Literature, Music and Film in the 1950s and 60s”, University of Edinburgh
 
2006 F.T. Marinetti’s Concept of a Theatre Enhanced by Audio-Visual MediaInternational Conference on “Theatre & the Media”. VIII.
International Congress of the Society for Theatre Studies, Erlangen/Germany
 
2007 Artaud’s Jet de Sang: An Unperformable Surrealist Play?
Conference on Antonin Artaud, University of Antwerp
 
2008 Italian Futurism: From Visual Poetry to Electronic Media Art
International Conference on “Breaking the Rules: European Avant Garde, 1900-1937″, British Library, London
 
2008 Osmosis and Cross-fertilizations between Historical Avant-garde Movements
International Conference on EUROPA! EUROPA? First Bi-annual Conference of the European Network for Avant-garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), Ghent University, Belgium
 
2008 Innovation on the Futurist Stage: From Mechanical to Electronic Theatre
International workshop on “Futurism and the Technological Imagination” at 11th International Conference of International Society for the Study of European Ideas, University of Helsinki
 
2008 Futurist Tactile Theatre
International Conference on “Futurist Dramaturgy and Performance”, University of Toronto
 
2008 Art in Action: Performative Practices in Futurist Soirées
International Colloquium “De l’avant-garde, des avant-gardes: Frontières, mouvements”, University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis
 
2009 Variety, Music-hall and Futurist Theatre Aesthetics
Centenary Symposium “Una bellezza nuova: Futurismo 1909-2009″, Biblioteca Angelica, Rome
 
2009 From the Avant-garde into the Mainstream: Futurist Theatre in the 1920s and 30s
Symposium on “Theatrical Avant-gardes of the Twenties in Europe” at the Belgian Centre of the International Theatre Institute (Unesco) in collaboration with the Free University of Brussels
 
2009 From Mechanical Futurism to Neo-futurist Cyber-theatre
International Conference on “1909-2009: 100 Jahre italienischer Futurismus”, Internationales Zentrum für Kultur- und Technikforschung (IZKT), Stuttgart
 
2009 Futurist Performance
Centenary Conference on “Back to the Futurists: Avant-gardes 1909-2009″, Queen Mary College, University of London and the Estorick Collection, London
 
2009 Marinetti’s Volte-Face of 1920
International conference on “Beyond Futurism: F.T. Marinetti, Writer”, Columbia University and Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
 
2009 Marinetti’s Total Theatre and the Futurist Concept of Gesamtkunstwerk
International conference on “Futurismo / Futurizm: The Futurist Avant-garde in Italy and Russia”, Yale University, New Haven/CT
 
2009 Past, Present and Future of Futurism
International conference on “Futurisms: Precursors, Protagonists, Legacies”, University of Utrecht
 
2010 Futurism and the Genesis of Dada: Contacts, Continuities and Conflicts
International conference on “Il Futurismo nelle avanguardie storiche”, Milan: Palazzo Reale
 
2010 Militant Politics and Avant-garde Performance Art in the Early Futurist Movement
Public Lecture, University of Copenhagen
 
2010 Dada Performance Art at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich
Public Lecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
 
2010 New Research on Futurism in East and Central Europe
Conference at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
 
2010 Practical Theatre Studies in an Academic Environment
Guest lecture at University of Copenhagen
 
2010 Expressionistisches Theater heute
International conference on “Der Aufbruch in die Moderne: Herwarth Walden und die europäische Avantgarde”, Internationales Zentrum für Kultur- und Technikforschung (IZKT), Stuttgart
 
2011 Futurism and Politics, 1898-1944
Keynote address at Second International Comparative Literature Conference on “Modernism and the Avant-garde – Heritage and Present Day”, Ilia State University, Tbilisi (Georgia)
 
2011 The International Impact of Futurism: Absorptions, Assimilations, Adaptations
International Conference on “L’Europa futurista: Simultaneità, Costruttivismo, Montaggio”, La Sapienza University, Rome
 
2012 International Repercussions of Futurism
Public Lecture at Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw
 
2012 The International Impact of Futurism: Absorptions, Assimilations, Adaptations
Colloquium at the Kunsthistorisches Institut – Max-Planck-Institut, Florence
 
2012 Concepts of “Importation” and “Influence” in the Study of Historical Avant-gardes
International conference on “Futurism in Asia”, Tokyo Met Museum of Contemporary Art and Ohara Museum of Art
 
2013 The Futurist Fusion of Art, Life and Politics
International conference on “Tracing Futurist Ideologies”, Central Library, Pärnu (Estonia)
 
2013 Le Futurisme mondial: Reception and Adaptation in International Futurism
International conference on “100 Years Almada Negreiros”, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
 
2014 The International Impact of Futurism: Absorptions, Assimilations, Adaptations
Public Lecture at New York University
 
2014 Depero and Futurist Theatre
International conference on “Fortunato Depero”, Center for Italian Modern Art, New York
 
2014 Futurism in the International Sphere
Public Lecture at Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit
 
2014 Il teatro futurista
Public Lecture at Study Day “L’avanguardia difficile: Il futurismo tra Italia, Napoli, Europa”, Naples: Nola
 
2014 Futurism and War
International conference on “Prvi svjetski rat i avangardna umjetnost” (World War I and Avant-garde Art”, Zagreb: Museum of Contemporary Art
 
2014 The Historiography of Futurism
Roundtable, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 
2015 Futurist Tactile Theatre
Public Lecture at Typhlological Museum, Zagreb
 
2015 Futurist Tactile Panels
Lecture and Workshop at Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb
 
2015 Bauhaus Theatre: Oskar Schlemmer, His Students and Successors
Public Lecture at Museum of Contemporary Arts, Zagreb
 
2015 The Futurist Contribution to the Modernization of Italian Theatre
Postgrad seminar at Leuven University
 
2015 Futurism’s First Battles in the Italian Theatre
Postgrad seminar at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London
 
2016 Marinetti’s Quest for an Art Inspired by Science
Keynote address at Biannual Conference of European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies at Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes 2, France
 
2016 The Genesis of Dada: Futurist Influences in Romania, Germany and at the Cabaret Voltaire
Keynote address at Conference on “Dada in East and Central Europe”. Budapest: Kassák Múzeum
 
2016 Futurist Roots in Zurich Dada
Conference on “100 Times DaDa”. Moscow: Mayakovsky Museum

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