Online Resource: Adapting to Virtual Performative and Teaching Experiences

Monday Jun 29th, 2020

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Learn how artists are identifying new ways to perform, collaborate, teach, and learn.

The topic that Dr. Gosh is presenting on is timely, as teaching artists and instructors have not been able to hold in-person classes since mid March 2020. 

Recent global circumstances related to COVID-19 has led teaching artists and instructors of all disciplines to develop new engagement and delivery methods that substitute the traditional instructor-apprentice relationship. Artists are identifying new ways to perform, collaborate, teach, and learn. The divide between technologized and traditional practices in the arts challenges our embodied cultural memory.

In this webinar, Dr. Ghosh invites artists to discuss what they value most in their artistic practices and teaching. She will then lead attendees in a discussion on how those values can be transferred to the new virtual environment.

Dr. Ghosh's research in the field of hypermediated practices has revealed that technologized artistic rendition or teaching methods might not spoil the traditional essence of the arts if the values underlying artistic practices and pedagogy is carefully preserved and simulated.

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About Dr. Shreelina Ghosh:

Shreelina Ghosh, Ph.D., has practiced the 2000- year old Odissi dance under eminent Odissi exponent, Guru Aloka Kanungo, since the age of four. Dr. Ghosh has performed widely across India and USA. Her choreographic work includes Panamami Buddham. Vayu: Visions of the Wind, Vyom: Mind of the Aether, and Shivaaradhana. Dr. Ghosh earned her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University and is currently employed as Assistant Professor of English at Gannon University. Her research interests mostly center at the intersections of cultural and digital rhetorics and performance. Dr. Ghosh's current research examines the use of technology as a tool of online and hybrid learning and explores the relationship between traditional and online pedagogic and performative practices. Her major peer-reviewed publications include articles in Computers and Composition, Journal of Popular Culture, Currents in Electronic Literacy, and book chapters in Texts of Consequence and Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked Knowledge Society. 

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