Performance, Philosophy, Communication

Jucan is a founding leader of the Brown Performance (and) Philosophy Working Group affiliated with the international network Performance Philosophy. In this capacity, she organized two Performance Philosophy symposia at Brown University (see here and here). She has presented work at the two recent Performance Philosophy biannual conferences, has co-convened the Performance Philosophy Working Group at the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) conference in 2014 (together with Will Daddario), and has given invited talks on Performance (and) Philosophy (at Brown University’s Creative Scholars Project and at East China Normal University in Shanghai). She chaired the “Performing Philosophies of Effort/Gongfu” session at the PSi#20 conference in Shanghai (2014; her report from Shanghai is available here). She is the co-author (with Will Daddario) of an invited publication, “On Doing Performance Philosophy,” that appeared in the Chinese-French journal Confluent in 2014.

In addition, Jucan has an interest in communication and public speaking. She has given public speaking workshops at various student groups at Brown University, graduate students in Visual Arts at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, the Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs at Wellesley College (with distinguished speech coach Barbara Tannenbaum). She complements her interest in communication with the study of ordinary language philosophy – in particular, Ludwig Wittgenstein. She has had the chance to study Wittgenstein’s philosophy with distinguished Wittgensteinian philosophers such as Profs. Warren Goldfarb (Harvard University), Peter Hacker and Joachim Schulte (at the Wittgenstein Summer School held by the Austrian Wittgenstein Society). Her essay,Poetic Seeing in Wittgenstein and the Contemporary Avant-Garde Theatre,” was published in Image and Imaging in Philosophy, Science, and the Arts (Kirchberg am Wechsel: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 2010).