November 02, 2017

Guest artist Scott presents storytelling performance

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Guest artist Julie-Ann Scott presents “Hyper-Embodied Storytelling: Embracing Mortality in Daily Performance” at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Saturday, Nov. 4. 

The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Kleinau Theatre, located in the second floor of the Communications Building. This is a free performance. 

Scott, associate professor of communication studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, shares her research in a performance that uses personal stories of disabled embodiment to illustrate the nature of auto-ethnographic storytelling. Auto-ethnography is a form of research in which an author uses self-reflection and writing to explore a personal experience, and then to connect this personal story to a wider cultural and political expression. 

Her performance focuses on how personal narrative can embrace mortality, using it to find empathetic connections with other people, particularly in a search for social justice. 

Scott is also the director of the UNCW Story tellers, Hawk Tale Players and Just Us: Performance Troupe for Social Justice. She is the co-director of UNCW Performance Ethnography.