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LE ROY Frederik

Frederik Le Roy holds degrees in Philosophy (Catholic University of Leuven, 2003) and Performance Studies and Film (Ghent University, 2005) and was visiting research student at the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley in 2006. In 2012 he obtained his doctoral degree at Ghent University with a dissertation entitled "Verknoopte tijd, verfrommelde geschiedenis" ("Entangled Time, Crumpled History"). Inspired by the philosophy of history of Walter Benjamin, this research dealt with the politics of memory of performative strategies in historic and contemporary (cultural) performances that deal with the presence of the past in the present (e.g. re-enactment, historical montage, testimony).

He is co-editor of a special issue of the journal Arcadia entitled Performing Cultural Trauma in Theatre and Film (Winter 2010, with C. Stalpaert and S. Verdoodt), co-editor of No Beauty  for Me There Where Human Life is Rare: On Jan Lauwers' Theatre Work with Needcompany (Academia Press and IT&FB, 2007, with C. Stalpaert and S. Bousset) and of Tickle Your Catastrophe: Imagining Catastrophe in Art, Architecture and Philosophy (Academia Press, 2011, with N. Wynants, D. Hoens and R. Vanderbeeken). Besides his academic research, he is a research coach at the dance school P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels, since 2012) and a freelance editor.

Frederik Le Roy is currently a postdoctoral research at the Research Centre for Visual Poetics at Antwerp University, working on the research project "The Didascalic Imagination" (funded by the FWO - Research Foundation Flanders).

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