Julie Salverson: Writer, Creative Resilience Trainer, Scholar, Speaker
Associate Professor of Drama.Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Royal Military College of Canada, Adjunct Professor.
Julie joined the Queen’s University Drama Department in 1999. Her work as a writer, resilience trainer and theatre animator explores what it means to be a witness to violence. She is particularly interested in atomic culture and the role of the comedic and absurd in telling risky stories. Julie’s nonfiction book Lines of Flight: an atomic memoir will be published in 2016 by Wolsack and Wynn.
Recent Presentation, The Importance Of Stories.
Julie is on twitter.
“The Secrets of Others”. Theatres of Affect, New Essays on Canadian Theatre, volume four. Edited by Erin Hurley. Playwrights Canada Press, 2014.
“An Unspeakable Vulnerability: Men’s Lives.” Why Theatre Now?, edited by Kathleen Gallagher and Barry Freeman. University of Toronto Press Forthcoming.
Background: Before coming to Queen’s, Julie spent several decades working in Canadian theatre and founding two theatre companies: Second Look Community Arts Resource and Flying Blind Theatre Events. Her experience in community engaged projects with survivors of violence led her to do graduate work and she completed her PhD in 2000 under the supervision of Roger Simon, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto.
Writing and Research: Salverson’s current writing, research and performance interests include: Canada’s involvement in the development of the atomic bomb; the role of the creative arts in military trauma; witnessing violence beyond an aesthetic of injury and spectacle; the importance of the imagination in learning and development.
Theatre and Opera: http://www.catalysttcm.com/about.html
Teaching: Salverson’s Fall 2015 teaching includes a second year performance intensive (Drama 238) and a senior seminar on aesthetics, ethics, and witnessing stories of violence (Drama 400)