Assoc. prof. dr. Martynas Petrikas

assoc. prof. dr. Martynas PetrikasAssociate Professor, Doctor
Department of Screen and Performative Communication

Vice-dean for studies of the Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Communication,
Saulėtekis ave. 9, Ist building, room 207

Tel. +370 5 236 6117
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assoc. prof. dr. Martynas PetrikasAssociate Professor, Doctor
Department of Screen and Performative Communication

Vice-dean for studies of the Faculty of Communication

Faculty of Communication,
Saulėtekis ave. 9, Ist building, room 207

Tel. +370 5 236 6117
Email:

 

Academic Qualification

Education:

  • Doctoral dissertation in Humanities (Art History) Lithuanian Theatre Criticism as a Field of Social Practice in 1920–1940 was defended at Vytautas Magnus University in 2009. 

Internships:

  • 2012, 2013, 2014 – internships at University of Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2012, 2013 – internships at University of Paris (Sorbonne III, Sorbonne IV). Paris, France.
  • 2008, 2009, 2011 – internships at Adam Mickiewicz University. Poznan, Poland.

International seminars:

  • Seminar “Creative Communities. The Experience of Cultural Animation and Community Arts” Warsaw, Poland, 11–14 October, 2012.
  • Seminar series “Resilience in Community Arts” London, UK, 18–24 March, 2012.

Teaching exchange in a framework of “Erasmus” programme:

  • University of Lyon (2015, 2016);
  • Jagiellonian University (2015, 2018);
  • University of Rouen (2014);
  • University of Bergen (2014);
  • University of Helsinki (2012);
  • University of Stockholm (2011).

Visiting teaching:

  • University of Bergen (2016);
  • Jagiellonian University (2016, 2017).

Research Interests

  • History of theatrical discourse;
  • history and theory of theatre criticism;
  • aesthetic, social and political aspects in functioning of the field of theatre production.

Publications

Collective monograph:

  • Staniškytė J., Vasinauskaitė R., Klivis E., Petrikas M. Postsovietinis Lietuvos teatras: istorija, tapatybė, atmintis. Vilnius: Vilniaus dailės akademijos leidykla, 2014.

Academic articles:

  • Petrikas, M. Bourdieusian Concepts and the Field of Theatre Criticism // Nordic Theatre Studies vol. 31: No. 1. Stockholm, ISSN 0904-6380, 2019, p. 38-57. (Duomenų bazė: Web of Science, Scopus). https://doi.org/10.7146/nts.v31i1.112999
  • Petrikas, M. Centripetal Force of locus: Dilemmas of Nomadism in Contemporary Lithuanian Artistic Practices // Nordic Theatre Studies vol. 27: No. 1. Stockholm, ISSN 0904-6380, 2015, p. 57-64.(Duomenų bazė: Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science, Scopus). https://doi.org/10.7146/nts.v27i1.24239
  • Petrikas, M. Anatomy of Hatred: Constituents of Theatrical Failure // Nordic Theatre Studies, vol. 21. Stockholm, ISSN 0904-6380, 2009, p. 52–62. (Duomenų bazė: Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science, Scopus).
  • Petrikienė, A.; Petrikas, M. Lietuvių teatro avangardas: ankstyvieji mėginimai = Early attempts at the avant-garde in Lithuanian theatre // Teatras – Lietuvos istorijos dokumentas: mokslinės konferencijos leidinys; 2018 m. lapkričio 29 d. Vilnius : „Krantų“ redakcija, 2019. ISBN 9789955857280. p. 38-45.
  • Petrikas, M.; Petrikienė, A. Antanas Sutkus i paradoks litewskiej awangardy teatralnej // Awangarda teatralna w Europie środkowo-wschodniej. Wybór tekstów źródłowych / Ed. by Ewa Guderian-Czaplińska, Małgorzata Leyko. Warszawa, ISBN 978-83-63276-90-04, 2018, p. 134-146.
  • Petrikas, M., Petrikienė, A. Avant-garde Theatre and Social Space: Lithuanian Examples // Reclaimed Avant-Garde: Spaces and stages of avant-Garde Theatre in Central-Eastern Europe / Ed. by D. Kosinski, Z. Imre. Warsaw: ZRI, ISBN 978-83-66124-05-9, 2018, p. 100–117.
  • Petrikas, M. Teatras kaip politinė praktika Krystiano Lupa’os „Didvyrių aikštės“ pastatyme LNDT // Socialinės tikrovės mediacija: kultūra, politika ir visuomenė / sudarytojai Renata Šukaitytė, Kęstas Kirtiklis. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2018. ISBN 9786094599316. p. 151-168.
  • Petrikas, M. Populiarioji atlikėjų kultūra tarpukariu: tendencijų apmatai // Menotyra, nr. 2. Vilnius, ISSN 1392-1002, 2016, p. 99–110. (Duomenų bazė: EBSCO, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text).
  • Petrikas, M. Kultūrų tiltas: lietuvių ir lenkų teatro ryšiai XX amžiuje. Podoktorantūros (post doc) stažuočių įgyvendinimas Lietuvoje: mokslinių straipsnių rinkinys. Vilnius: Lietuvos mokslo taryba, 2014, p. 56–59. ISBN 978-609-417-079-9. Prieiga per internetą: http://www.vdu.lt/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MF_Petrikas_11.pdf
  • Petrikas, M. To Engage or to Be Engaged: Among Differences and Similarities of Theatre in Lithuania and Poland // Meno istorija ir kritika 9. Kaunas, ISSN 1822-4555, 2013, p. 30–36. (Duomenų bazė: MLA: Modern Language Association International Bibliography).
  • Petrikas, M. Lenkų teatro gastrolės LTSR: nuo iššūkių iki galimybių // Menotyra, nr. 2. Vilnius, ISSN 1392-1002, 2013, p. 155–168. (Duomenų bazė: EBSCO, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text).
  • Petrikas, M. (Ne)artimas miestas: lietuviškos erdvės problema šiuolaikiniame Lietuvos teatre // Meno istorija ir kritika 8. Kaunas, ISSN 1822-4555, 2012, p. 93–101. (Duomenų bazė: MLA: Modern Language Association International Bibliography).
  • Petrikas, M. Lenkų dramaturgija Valstybės teatro scenoje: skaičiai, tendencijos, reikšmė // Menotyra, nr. 2. Vilnius, ISSN 1392-1002, 2012, p. 93–104. (Duomenų bazė: EBSCO, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text).
  • Petrikas, M. Tarpukario vaizdiniai šiuolaikiniame Lietuvos teatre: kritiškos atminties atvejis // Menotyra, nr. 2. Vilnius, ISSN 1392-1002, 2011, p. 151–157. (Duomenų bazė: EBSCO, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text).
  • Petrikas, M. Išeivių dramos teatras JAV: M. Petrikas kalbina teatrologą prof. dr. Bronių Vaiškelį. Lietuvos scena. Vilnius : Lietuvos teatro sąjungos fondas, 2006, nr. 3. p. 8-10. ISSN 1822-4210. UDK: 792.

Learning aids:

  • Staniškytė J., Simanaitienė R., Petrikas M. Meno projektų valdymas. Kaunas: Vytauto Didžiojo universiteto leidykla, 2007.

Research Projects

  • 2017–2019 The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland: „Reclaimed Avant-garde“ (researcher).
  • 2015 The Research Council of Lithuania:  Popular Culture in Interwar Lithuania: Quantities and Performers (project manager).
  • 2012–2014 The Research Council of Lithuania: postdoctoral fellowship project “Bridge between Cultures: Relationships between Lithuanian and Polish Theatre in XX Century” (postdoctoral fellow).
  • 2011–2012 Leonardo da Vinci: project “LOCALISE” (partner).
  • 2009 The Culture Support Foundation of Lithuania: project “Theatre and History” (participant).
  • 2010–2011 The Research Council of Lithuania: research project “Post-Soviet Lithuanian Theatre: History, Identity, Memory” (researcher).
  • 2006–2008 EU Structural Funds for Lithuania: project “Development of the quality of human resources in the range of scientific researches and innovations”, No. BPD2004 ESF-2.5.003-05/0053 (cooperator).
  • 2006–2007 Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordplus Neighbour / Norden: project “Baltic Nordic-NW Russia Network in Theatre Studies and Education”, No. 177069/V11 (administrator).

Papers and Presentations

Keynote presentations:

  • Spillovers, Or What Is Culture Good For. Tarptautinė konferencija EURO Mini conference „Modelling and Simulation of Social-Behavioural Phenomena in Creative Societies“ (MSBC-2019), Vilnius, 2019 m. rugsėjo 18–20 d.
  • Możliwości i wyzwania: teatr polski na Litwie. II Lenkijos teatro tyrimų draugijos simpoziumas. Bydgoščius (Lenkija), 2015 m. rugsėjo 27–29 d.

Presentations in Conferences:

  • Communicative Turn In Theatre Industry. International Scientific Conference IFTR World Congress: Theatre, Performance and Urbanism. Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, 8–12 July, 2019.
  • (With Asta Petrikienė) Theatre at International Exhibitions: Communication of Avant-garde Ideas in Interwar Europe. International Scientific Conference Decentring the Vision(s) of Europe, Paris (France), EASTAP / University of Paris, 25–27 October, 2018.
  • How the Theatre Audiences Remember. International Scientific Conference The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence, Stanford (USA), AABS / Stanford University, 1–3 June, 2018.
  • How to Stage Democracy. ASN World Convention, Columbia University, New York, USA, 3 May, 2018.
  • Beyond Theatre Archive: Notes on Methodology. International Scientific Conference Re-think theatre, dramaturgy and performance studies: re-search, re-consider, re-make, Denmark, Aarhus University, 18–20 May, 2017.
  • Beyond Heterotopia: Krystian Lupa’s “Heldenplatz”. International Scientific Conference Theater als Kritik, Frankfurt (Germany), Goethe University Frankfurt, 3-6 November, 2016.
  • Selective Memory and Counter-Canonical History. International Scientific Conference Presenting the Theatrical Past, Stockholm, (Sweden), FIRT / IFTR / Stockholm University, 13-17 June, 2016.
  • Some Like It Hot: Is the Theatre (Still) Relevant as Media for Public Debate. International Scientific Conference Communication and Information Sciences in Network Society III, Vilnius, Vilnius University, 9-10 June, 2016.
  • At the Crossroads of Culture: A Case Study in Popular Entertainment of Interwar Lithuania. International Scientific Conference Global, Glocal and Local: Distinction and Interconnection in the Baltic States, Philadelphia (USA), AABS / University of Pennsylvania, 26-28 May, 2016.
  • “Liza” in Kaunas: Reception of All-Black Operetta in the 1930’s Lithuania. International Scientific Conference Popular Culture and World Politics, London (United Kingdom), University of Westminster, 21-22 Novermber, 2015.
  • Between East and West: Popular Performers in the Interwar Lithuania // Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA / ACA) International conference , Reykjavik (Iceland), PCA / ACA, 2015.

  • Don't Go West: Emigrants, Emigration and the Politics of National Theatre of Lithuania // 20th Annual ASN (The Association for the Study of Nationalities) World Convention, New York (USA), ASN / Columbia University, 2015.
  • National Theatre: An Institutionalized Compromise? // Yale Conference on Baltic and Scandinavian Studies, New Haven (USA), AABS / Yale University, 2014.
  • Kultūrų tiltas: lietuvių ir lenkų teatro ryšiai XX amžiuje // Academic conference Podoktorantūros (post doc) stažuočių įgyvendinimas Lietuvoje, Vilnius (Lithuania), Research Council of Lithuania, 2014.
  • Bittersweet Roots of Engaged Theatre: Between Similarities and Differences of Theatre Concepts in Lithuania and Poland // International conference Re-Routing Performance, Barcelona (Spain), FIRT / IFTR / Barcelona Theatre Institute, 2013.
  • Politics Made Visible: Lithuanian-Polish Relations in Contemporary Lithuanian Theatre // International conference The Viewing of Politics / The Politics of Viewing, Thessaloniki (Greece), Aristotle University, 2013.
  • Soundscape in Performance as Transnational Dimension // International congress Sound and Performance, Bayreuth (Germany), University of Bayreuth, 2012.
  • Outline of the Neighbor: Representations of Lithuanian-Polish Relations in Post-soviet Lithuanian Theatre // International conference Old and New: Past, Present and Future of the Post-Communist World, Warsaw (Poland), WEEC, University of Warsaw, 2012.
  • On the Politics of Memory: Remembering the Past in Contemporary Lithuanian Theatre // International conference The Global Baltics: Next Twenty Years, Chicago (USA), AABS, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012.
  • Subjektyvumo žavesys ir galia: istorinė atmintis postsovietiniame Lietuvos teatre // Academic conference Pasikartojimai: atmintis ir tapatybė postsovietiniame Lietuvos teatre, Kaunas (Lithuania), Vytautas Magnus university, 2011.
  • How to Stage Modernity: Images of the Society in Interwar Lithuanian Theatre // Global congress Cultures of Modernity, Munich (Germany), IFTR / FIRT, University of Ludwig Maximilian in Munich, 2010.

Teaching and Supervision

Bachelor studies:

  • Communication in Stage Arts (in Lithuanian);
  • History and Criticism of Contemporary Theatre (in Lithuanian);
  • Creative Project Management (in Lithuanian). 

Master studies:

  • Seminar of Theatre Art (in Lithuanian);
  • Social Discourse in Visual Arts (in Lithuanian);
  • Critical Theories of Visuality (in Lithuanian).

Erasmus courses:

  • Contemporary Western and Lithuanian Theatre (in English).

Expertise and External Activities

Expert work:

  • Since 2016 Kaunas city Chamber Theatre Chairman;
  • 2013 International theatre festival “Pierrot” (Bulgaria) member of an international jury;
  • 2013, 2011, 2009 International theatre festival “Kon-teksty” (Poland) member of an international jury;
  • 2011–2012, since 2017 Ministry of Culture of Lithuania: member of commission for evaluation of professional theatre art.

Networks:

  • Since 2015 member of Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN);
  • Since 2012 member of  Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS);
  • Since 2009 member of International Federation for Theatre Research(IFTR / FIRT);
  • Since 2007 member of Nordic Theatre Scholars Association;
  • Since 2005member of Lithuanian Theatre Union.
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