Wetenschappelijk Personeel | Research Staff
E-mail: Charlotte.Gruber [at] UGent.be
Telefoon | Phone: +32 (0)9 264 36 54
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Spreekuur: Woensdag 12u-15u, enkel na afspraak.
Biografische gegevens | Bio
Charlotte Gruber (1986) holds a Bachelor in Culture and Technology since 2010. In 2011 she finished a Master with distinction in Theater Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In her thesis Interactions – Actual and Virtual Spaces as Stages of Inter-est she looked at two different trends in contemporary theatre: the trend to have participatory performances outside and the trend to engage communication media within performances. Based on a critical reading of Hannah Arendt and Guy Debord she conducted an analysis of more than twelve performances examining their sociopolitical potential, which – she affirms – lies in the potential to create new or reinvent public spaces, actual as well as virtual ones by engaging the spectator. Her thesis was awarded the Theaterscriptieprijs 2012 by the Netherlands Theater Institute (TIN) and is published within the AGent Series at Tectum. Charlotte is now doctoral researcher for Prof. Pewny at the Department of Theatre, Performance and Media Studies at Ghent University, where she is doing research on contemporary Antigone performances.
Doctoraatsonderzoek | Doctoral research
The lack of analyses of contemporary Antigone performances was already remarked upon upon in 1991 (Loraux 1991), and since then it still has not been adequately addressed. Antigone in/as Transition brings together politics and psychoanalysis/philosophy from a Performance Studies perspective. Strengthening specifically Performance Studies-based analyses within the larger field of Antigone Studies provides crucial insights, because performances are processes of perception in which subjects and political understanding are constituted. The research goals of Antigone in/as Transition are threefold. First, it aims to provide a systematic and comperative analysis of six representative Antigone performances in Europe and in transcontinental contexts. Second, it seeks to investigate 'the state of the art' of post-postdramatic theatre. Third, it aims to provide a Peformance Studies contribution to a new wave of Antigone Studies.