Conference schedule

Peer Gynt in a Digital Age

Conference March 8-10

University of California, Santa Cruz

Friday March 8

Second Stage Theater, Theater Arts Center

3:00-4:00 Arts Division Lecture Series

Äse Vigdis Ystad, Professor Emerita of Scandinavian literature, University of Oslo

Ibsen as Playwright: Between Dramaturgy and Ethics

Saturday March 9

Second Stage Theater, Theater Arts Center

Day-long Conference Schedule

10:30 Opening Remarks, Kimberly Jannarone

10:45 Brian Johnston, In Memoriam.  “The Troll in Peer Gynt”

11:00 Sverre Mørkhagen, “Peer, You’re Lying! The Significance of Folksy Tales and Myths in Peer Gynt

11:15-11:30 Q & A

11:30-11:45 BREAK

11:45 Sarah Bryant-Bertail, “Peer Gynt in Epic Worlds”

12:00 Freddie Rokem, “Peer Gynt: Ideological Perspectives”

12:15 Michael Chemers“The Fifth Act: Relativity, Simultaneity, and Time in Peer Gynt”


12:30-12:45: Q and A

12:45-1:45 BREAK

1:45 Kimberly Jannarone

Director’s Remarks on Peer Gynt”

2:00 Brandin Barón-NusbaumOn Designing Peer Gynt”

2:20 Danny Scheie, Professor, Theater Arts, UCSC and Nancy Carlin, Guest Artist Moderated Actors Panel

2:45-3:00 BREAK

3:00 Ben Carson, “Grieg and Peer Gynt

3:15 Jessica Hayden Molla and Chris Molla, “The Sonic Onion: Layering the World of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt through Sound”

3:30-4:00 Audience Q & A

4:00-4:15 BREAK

4:15 Visiting Scholars Panel on reactions to the Peer Gynt performance

4:45 Closing remarks, Kimberly Jannarone

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