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
2017 Noise as a Compositional Resource in Futurist Musical Aesthetics
Lecture and seminar at University of Edinburgh. Department of Italian Studies, 28 March 2017
2017 Futurist Theatre as a Synaesthetic Experience
Conference on “Prospettive culturali fra intersezioni e sviluppi disciplinari in Italia e in Ungheria”, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, at Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Budapest, 4 May 2017
2017 Reflections on the Historiography of Futurism
Lecture at Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum, Budapest, as an event organized by the Kassák Museum, 5 May 2017
2017 Research on Italian Futurism after WWII: Ostracism or Recuperation?
Lecture and seminar at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, 19 May 2017
2017 The Futurist “Serata” at the Teatro República (14 April 1917)
Keynote speech at a conference on “Futurismo-futurismos: 100 anos da Portugal futurista”, National Library, Lisbon, 7 November 2017
2017 The Fusion of Art and Politics: A Futurist Misunderstanding
Keynote speech at a conference on “Poetics of (Mis)understanding: Culture-Making Potential of Interference in Artistic Communication.” Institute of Literary Research, Warsaw, 8 December 2017
2018 Futurist Anthropology: From the Machine-Man to the Proletariat of Geniuses
Conference on “The New Man in the Historical Avant-garde”, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, 24-25 May 2018
2018 The Poetics of Noise
Public lecture at Akademije umetnosti Novi Sad (Academy of Arts Novi Sad), 6 November 2018
2018 Current and Past Research into International Futurism
Public lecture at Univerzitet u Novom Sadu (University of Novi Sad), 7 November 2018
2018 The Poetics of Noise
Public lecture at Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu (University of Arts) Department of Art History, 8 November 2018
2018 Current Research into International Futurism
Public lecture at Univerzitet umetnosti u Beogradu (University of Arts) Department of Art History, 9 November 2018
2018 The Futurist Revolution in Fiume, 1919-1921
Conference on “100 Jahre nach Rijeka: Gespräche über D’Annunzio”. Villa Vigoni: Centro Italo-Tedesco per l’eccellenza europea, Menaggio / Como, 19-22 November 2018
2018 Current Research into International Futurism
Public lecture at Eötvös Collegium (Hungarian Academy, Institute of Literary Studies), Budapest, 27 November 2018
2018 Traces of Futurism in East-Central Europe
Public lecture at Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Italian Language and Literature, 29 November 2018
2019 Futurist Banquets as Performance Art
Conference on The Gastro-bomb of Futurist Cuisine. The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, 13 March 2019
2019 Marinetti’s “Futurisme mondial”: Propaganda and Reality
International conference on European Avant-gardes around 1900: Contacts – Transfers – Transformations. RGGU Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 14-16 March 2019/td>
2019 Kokoschka’s “Murderer, Hope of Women”
Lecture and screening of a DVD recording of my stage production in Rio de Janeiro.
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art at Rikhter Art Centre, Moscow, 17 March 2019

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