Dr. Charlotte Gruber

Visiting Professor 2017

Short biography


Dr. Charlotte Gruber

Charlotte Gruber (Berlin, 1986) is currently post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University at the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies. As a Visiting Professor she teaches the courses: ‘Methodologies of Performing and Media Arts’ (‘Methodologie van de Podium- en Mediale Kunsten’), ‘Political; Social and Ethical Aspects of Theatre Studies’ ('Politieke, Sociale en Ethische Aspecten van de Posiumkunsten') & ‘Ritual Aspects of the Performing Arts’ ('Rituele Aspecten van Podium- en Mediale Kunsten') in 2017.
She is a member of Studies in Performing Arts & Media (S:PAM, Ghent University), of the Working Group Dramaturgy (Arbeitsgruppe Dramaturgie, Gesellschaft für Theaterwissenschaft) & of the research Group THALIA (Interplay of Theatre, Literature and Media in Performance).

In 2016 she obtained her doctoral degree at Ghent University with her dissertation The Other Antigone[s]: Spotting the Différance in Contemporary Tragedy.

Charlotte Gruber holds a B.A. degree in Culture and Technology (BTU Cottbus, 2010) and earned her M.A degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam with distinction (2011). Her thesis Interactions – Actual and Virtual Spaces as Stages of Inter-est  was awarded the Theaterscriptieprijs 2012 by the Theater Institute Netherlands (TIN) and is published within the AGENT Series at Tectum. 

She works on topics such as contemporary tragedy, political philosophy and performativity (Performance Philosophy) and the relationship of art, society and networking media.  She is a co-editor of the book Occupy Antigone (Schriftenreihe Forum Modernes Theater, 2016), a result of the conference which took place in 2014. 


Email: charlotte.reburg@gmail.com

Telephone: +32 (0)9 264 36 54 

Address: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent Belgium (Technicum Block 4)

Finished research

Antigone in/as Transition. A Study on the Performing Arts Status Quo in Europe (in its Transcontinental Contexts)

The lack of analyses of contemporary Antigone performances was already noted in 1991 (Loraux 1991), and since then it still has not been adequately addressed. Antigone in/as Transition brings together politics and psychoanalysis/philosophy from a Performance Studies perspective. Strengthening specifically Performance Studies-based analyses within the larger field of Antigone Studies provides crucial insights, because performances are processes of perception in which subjects and political understanding are constituted. The research goals of Antigone in/as Transition are threefold. First, it aims to provide a systematic and comparative analysis of six representative Antigone performances in Europe and in transcontinental contexts. Second, it seeks to investigate 'the state of the art' of post-postdramatic theatre. Third, it aims to provide a Performance Studies contribution to a new wave of Antigone Studies.



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