Wednesday, August 12, 2009
CMCL Faculty Member, Jane Goodman, in the news
Jane Goodman, Communication and Culture, has spent the year in Algeria working on a new ethnographic and historical project on Algerian theater. She has been following closely the work of four amateur theater troupes, including attending rehearsals and performances and in one case touring with the troupe to regional and national theater festivals. The study will result in a book on theater as a space for developing both artistic visions and civic practices. While maintaining a home base in the western Mediterranean port city of Oran, Goodman has traveled to Algiers, Constantine, and other cities in northern Algeria. In addition, she has spent five weeks in the colonial archives in Aix-en-Provence, France, researching Algerian theater from the 1930s-1950s. The project is funded by Fulbright-Hayes, ACLS/NEH/SSRC, the American Institute of Maghribi Studies, and the Indiana University New Frontiers program. Jane arrives back in Bloomington later this month.