The Laboratory for Drama and Theater Studies in Central and Eastern Europe

Members: Andrey Moskvin, PhD hab. (director of the Laboratory); Anna Korzeniowska-Bihun, PhD; Oliwia Kasprzyk (PhD candidate).

Goals:
  • research on history, theory, perception and analysis of drama and theater in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • creating opportunities for cooperation and collaboration of scientific societies and academics that deal with drama and theater in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • cooperation among university departments and cultural institutions due to popularization of knowledge and exchange of information on drama and theater in Central and Eastern Europe.

Specific goals:

  • research on contemporary drama in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989, also from a comparative perspective;
  • research on contemporary theater in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989, also from a comparative perspective;
  • research on creation and development of the national theaters (taking into acount such countries as: Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Slovakia);
  • research on creation national historical theaters;
  • research on contemporary drama of Central and Eastern Europe in the context of the world literary tradition as well as word literary trends;
  • research on reception of Central and Eastern European drama in Poland;
  • research on stage directions as well as the concept of time and space in drama.


Plans:
  • Continue to translate the latest plays from the various countries of Central and Eastern Europe (with particular emphasis on Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic).
  • Continuation of the publication of contemporary drama anthologies from the Region countries. So far, the following have been published: two volumes of Russian drama, three volumes of Belorussian drama, one volume of Ukrainian drama and one volume of Slovakian drama.
  • Publication of articles devoted to the history and theory of drama and theater.
  • Organization of conferences devoted to the drama and theater of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Organization of cycles of lectures and seminars in other Polish universities as well as abroad.
  • Publication of a yearbook devoted to current issues on the drama and theater of the Region.
  • Collecting materials (playbills, programs) connected with the reception of the Region's drama in Poland.
  • Cooperation with centers that deal with dramatic and theatrical theory in Poland and abroad.
  • Creating an Internet platform which allows the collection and promulgation of the research results conducted in the Laboratory. Collecting videos of the Laboratory members' lectures.
  • Popularization of activities involving students of the Chair, eg. public reading of dramas translated and published in the Laboratory.
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