Image-in-Focus: Carrie Preston

December 4, 2016
past event image
Talk Archive past event

Image-in-Focus Series: Carrie Preston
December 4, 2016

Carrie Preston is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University. Her first book, Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance (2011) was awarded the de la Torre Bueno Award for dance studies. Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching, recently released by Columbia University Press, focuses on the international circulation of W. B. Yeats’ At the Hawk’s Well (1916) to examine the influence of noh drama on modernist theater, poetry, and dance. Her research for the project was supported by a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, which enabled her to study noh dramaturgy and performance technique in Tokyo. For chapter summaries, film clips, pedagogical activities, and more please see:

Part of the Image-in-Focus gallery talk series:
Select Sundays at 2 PM, through January 14, 2017.

October 16, 2016Javier de Frutos, choreographer of At Twilight/The Hawk’s Dance
November 20, 2016Tomoeda Akiyo, Living National Treasure, Kita Noh Theater Company

Cap off your weekend at Japan Society Gallery with these energetic, 20-minute conversations with leading curators, writers, artists and specialists of Japanese art. Drop by to hear their unique perspectives on select highlights from Gallery’s fall exhibition, Simon Starling: At Twilight.

Free with admission to the exhibition. Groups are limited to 30, first-come, first-served basis.

  • Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • 2:00 pm