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PRESENCE, CHARISMA AND PERFORMANCE. Spring Academy with Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
EVENTS Spring Academy // Performative Poetics
  • Friday, April 25th from 10 am to 5 pm : spring symposium with panels and presenters from the fields of film, theatre and related arts.
  • Panel discussions with Marc Vanrunxt, Igor Shyshko, Katleen Van Langendonck, Lucas Vandervost, Jan Steen, Ivo Kuyl, Stefaan Decostere, Bart Meuleman, a.o."

  • Venue: De Studio (Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp)

  • Language: Dutch


10:15   Doors

10:30   Introduction

11:00   Panel discussion: Bart Meuleman / Stefaan Decostere (chair: Tom Paulus & Kurt Vanhoutte)

12:00   Igor Shyshko & Marc Vanrunxt


12:30   Lunch break


13:45   Panel discussion: Marc Vanrunxt / Katleen Van Langendonck (chair: Timmy De Laet & Frederik Le Roy)

14:45   Break

15:00   Panel discussion: Lucas Vandervost / Jan Steen / Ivo Kuyl  (Edith Cassiers, Esther Tuypens & Nele Wynants)

16:30   Closing discussion  


PUBLIC LECTURE & SEMINAR with: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

  • Monday, April 28th 5-7 pm
  • public lecture by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht: What has become of charisma in the electronic environment?
  • Venue: University of Antwerp, city campus, prinsstraat 13, room C103
  • Language: English

Updates on programme and venues will follow soon on this website


In preparation of the research seminar and the public lecture, we will organise a reading trajectory to consider and discuss related literature. These reading sessions will take place at Antwerp University.


Registering in advance is recommended: Mail to

  • Wednesday, March 5th, 4-6 pm (venue: city campus, room D.424): short historical and theoretical introduction to the concept charisma, followed by a discussion of the introduction to Joseph Roach’s It (2007)
  • Thursday, March 20th, 4-6 pm (venue: city campus, room D.019): discussion of fragments from Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s The Production of Presence: What Meaning Can Not Convey (2004).
  • Tuesday, April 1th, 4-6 pm (venue: city campus, room D.019):  Joseph Roach: IT
  • CANCELLED: Thursday, April 17th, 4-6 pm (venue: city campus, room D.424): TBC
  • Monday, April 21th, 3-6 pm (venue: De Tijd, Sint-Paulusstraat 23, Antwerp:  Gumbrecht: In Praise of Athletic Beauty (2006).


The spring symposium and research seminar are organized by the Research Centre for Visual Poetics 


With the support of:


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