Thu, Oct 25, 2012: A Cultural Approach to Human Security

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on October 25th, 2012 in Room 144 (east end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Pia Kleber


A Cultural Approach to Human Security


Prof. Pia Kleber has been a Professor at the U.C Drama Program and Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto since 1988. She has an M.A in costume design from the Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. In 1999 she was made the first chair holder of the Helen and Paul Phelan Chair in Drama.

Professor Kleber is the organizer of many major international theatre festivals and conferences; Why Theatre: Choices for the New Century (1995), Brecht: 30 Years After (1986), Mirror or Mask? Self- representation in the Modern Age (2002), Faust in the 21st Century Modernity, Myth, Theatre (2004), all held at the University of Toronto. Her numerous publications include books on Bertolt Brecht: Expectations and Rules: Brecht, Planchon and The Good Person of Szechwan and Re-Interpreting Brecht: His influence on contemporary Drama and Film (co-edited by Colin Visser). Some of her articles are on Theatrical Continuities in Giorgio Strehler’s The Tempest in Foreign Shakespeare; The Directing Methodologies of Giorgio Strehler in the Shanghai Theatre Academy’s Theatre and Art (translated into Chinese), Die Courage der Mütter. Am Beispiel von Bertolt Brecht, in Verklärt, verkitscht, vergessen. Die Mutter als ästhetische Figur; and Academe and the Stage in Canada: Writing the Female Voice, in Curriculum Transformation: The Impact of Women’s Studies on the University Training in Canada and Germany.

About this lecture series
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Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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