Mag. Dr. Daniela Pillgrab


Main areas of research:  Theatre, Dance and Performance Theories, Body Concepts, Performing Arts in East Asia, Aesthetics and
Politics


Member of  Forschungsplattform Elfriede Jelinek


December 2015 - March 2016 | Visiting Scholar at the Department of Theatre & Dance, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Since January 2012 | Hertha Firnberg-Position (FWF), Departement of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna. Research Project:  'Mimesis' was a Greek Idea. Body Images in Performing Arts in the Age of Globalization

February 2012 - July 2013: Maternity leave

December 2011 | Winner of a Doc.Award (University and City of Vienna) for PhD-Thesis

August 2011 | Participation at the Summer Academy of IFK (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna) in Maria Taferl, Lower Austria

November 3rd, 2010 | Viva Voce ("Defensio"), finish of Doctorate in Philosophy at the Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna (PhD-Supervisors were Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Meister (Vienna) and Prof. Dr. Shen Lin (The Central Academy of Drama, Beijing)). Title of Thesis: Körper inszenieren nach Sozialistischem Realisms und Peking Oper. Mei Lanfang in der Sowjetunion

September 2010 - June 2011 | Visiting Scholar at Beijing Normal University, China, School of Arts and Communication. Post-Doc Research Scholarship Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW), funded by European Union

Oct. 2008 – Feb. 2010 | Mentee at the mentoring program of the Center for Gender Equality, University of Vienna. Mentor: Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Pia Janke (Departement of German studies, University of Vienna)

Oct. 2007 – Aug. 2010 | Fellow at the Initiative Group (Initiativkolleg) „Senses, Technology, Mis-en-Scene: Media and Perception“, University of Vienna

July – Sept. 2006 | Research on Performing Arts in Beijing, scholarship "KWA" (for short-time studies abroad), provided by University of Vienna

December 21st, 2005 | Master's Degree in Theater, Film and Media Studies and Italian Studies at the University of Vienna. Title of Master Thesis: (Supervisor was Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Meister): Zeigen ist mehr als Sein. – Bertolt Brecht und die chinesische Schauspielkunst

March – June 2002 | Studies at DAMS (Dipartimento di Arte, Musica e Spettacolo), University of Bologna, Italy. Erasmus scholarship, funded by European Union

October 1999 | Beginning Theater, Film and Media Studies and Italian Studies at University of Vienna

Juni 15th, 1999 | School leaving certificate at the Higher Secondary School for Culture and Congress Management, Steyr, Upper Austria


Lectures at Conferences


May 23rd, 2016 | "Jingju im Sozialistischen Realismus. Mei Lanfang 1935 in Moskau". Talk organized by Konfuzius Institut Vienna/Shanghai Theatre Academy, University of Vienna, Austria

March 16th, 2016 | "Schreiben gegen das Unbehagen. Elfriede Jelinek und Susan Sontag". Austrian Studies Association Conference 2016, University of Vienna, Austria

July 9th, 2015 | "Elfriede Jelinek's 'Die Schutzbefohlenen': A Chorus of Complaints on Human Rights Catastrophes". IFTR (The International Federation for Theatre Research) 2015 World Congress Theatre  and Democracy, University of Hyderabad, India

November 22nd, 2014 | "Globalization as Method: On the Analysis of Hypercultural Performances",  International Theatrological Conference Current Issues in Performance Analysis. In memoriam prof. PhDr. Borivoj Srba, DrSc., Theatre Faculty JAMU Brno, Czech Republic

September 27th, 2014 | "Stalin als Regisseur. Gedanken zu Kunst, Politik und Gesellschaft", 12th Congress of the Gesellschaft fur Theaterwissenschaft Episteme des Theaters, Bochum, Germany

July 30th, 2014 | "Unmaking Theatre: Globalization as Method", IFTR (The International Federation for Theatre Research) 2014 World Congress Theatre & Stratification, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

October 7th, 2013 |  "Body Images in Performing Arts in the Age of Globalization",  Project Presentation, Forschungstag tfm, Vienna, Austria

October 7th, 2012 |  "Aus dem Takt. Rhythmus und Harmonie im hyperkulturellen Klangraum." 11th Congress of the Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft Sound und Performance,  Bayreuth, Germany

August 24th, 2011 | „'Spiel mit liedhaften Gedichten' und 'Elektrische Schatten'. Überlegungen zur wissenschaftlichen Beschreibungskunst in China.“ Summer Academy of IFK Artistic Research?  Die Zirkulation von Erfahrung, Wissen und Erkenntnis in der Kultur, Maria Taferl, Austria

June 30th, 2011 | Talk at the annual Conference of the Center for Doctoral Studies 2011: „Why doing a good PhD is never waste of time? The added value of the doctorate.“ Palais Clam Gallas, Vienna, Austria

October 30th, 2010 | „Subjekt und Objekt zugleich: Der geteilte Körper in der Peking Oper.“ 10th Congress of the Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft Theatre and the Making of Subjects, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

July 30th, 2010 | „Sergej Eisenstein films Mei Lanfang – A connection of body techniques and media techniques.“ IFTR (The International Federation for Theatre Research) 2010 World Congress Cultures of Modernity, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtät Munich, Germany

June 10th, 2010 | „Zwischen Bewegung und Stillstand. Fünf Überlegungen zur Pose in der Peking Oper“. Conference of the Initiativkolleg Senses – Technology – Mis-en-Scene, Vienna, Austria

May 23rd, 2010 | „’...The text is inside the dance’. Ong Keng Sen’s desire for a connection of Epic Theater and Peking Opera“. Conference of International Bertolt Brecht Society Brecht in/and Asia, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, USA

January 23rd, 2010 | „Staged Bodies. Geschlechterkonstruktionen im Zentrum interkultureller Betrachtung“ (with Barbara Alge). Conference Inszenierung von ‚Weiblichkeit‘. Zur Konstruktion von Körperbildern in der Kunst, Tanzquartier Vienna, Austria


Memberships

Forschungsplattform Elfriede Jelinek, International Federation of Theatre Research, Gesellschaft fuer Theaterwissenschaft, International Bertolt Brecht Society