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Performativity and Performance

Performativity and Performance Author Andrew Parker
ISBN-10 9781135207564
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 240
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From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what "performance" is all about. At the same moment, "performativity"--a new concept in language theory--has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the nature of these two key terms whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in questions of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.



Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Reader s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies Author Timothy Murphy
ISBN-10 9781135942410
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 748
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The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).



Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750

Satire and Secrecy in English Literature from 1650 to 1750 Author M. Rabb
ISBN-10 9780230609976
Release 2007-12-09
Pages 235
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This book revises assumptions about satire as a public, masculine discourse derived from classical precedents, in order to develop theoretical and critical paradigms that accommodate women, popular culture, and postmodern theories of language as a potentially aggressive, injurious act. Although Habermas places satirists like Swift and Pope in the public sphere, this book investigates their participation in clandestine strategies of attack in a world understood to be harboring dangerous secrets. Authors of anonymous pamphlets as well as major figures including Behn, Dryden, Manley, Swift, and Pope, share at times what Swift called the writer's "life by stealth."



Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland

Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland Author Mr John J McGavin
ISBN-10 9781409489771
Release 2013-04-28
Pages 172
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Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland analyses narrative accounts of public theatricality in late medieval and early-modern Scottish culture (pre-1645). Literary texts such as journal, memoir and chronicles reveal a complex spectatorship in which eye witness, textual witness and the imagination interconnect. The narrators represent a broad variety of public actions as theatrical: included are instances of assault and assassination, petition, clerical interrogation, dissent, preaching, play and display, the performance of identity and the spectatorship of tourism. Varying influences of personal experience, oral tradition, and existing written record colour the narratives. Discernible also are those rhetorical and generic forms which witnesses employ to give a comprehensible shape to events. Narratives of theatricality prove central for understanding early Scottish culture since they record moments of contact between those in power and those without it; they show how participants aimed to influence both present spectators and the witness of history; they reveal the contested nature of ambiguous public genres, and they point up the pleasures and responsibilities of spectatorship. McGavin demonstrates that early Scottish culture is revealed as much in its processes of witnessing as in that which it claims to witness. Although the book's emphasis is on the early modern period, its study of chronicle narratives takes it back from the period of their composition (predominantly 15th and 16th century) to earlier medieval events.



Introducing Performative Pragmatics

Introducing Performative Pragmatics Author Douglas Robinson
ISBN-10 9781136578618
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 288
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This user-friendly introduction to a new ‘performative’ methodology in linguistic pragmatics breaks away from the traditional approach which understands language as a machine. Drawing on a wide spectrum of research and theory from the past thirty years in particular, Douglas Robinson presents a combination of ‘action-oriented approaches’ from sources such as J.L. Austin, H. Paul Grice, Harold Garfinkel and Erving Goffman. Paying particular attention to language as drama, the group regulation of language use, individual resistance to these regulatory pressures and nonverbal communication, the work also explains groundbreaking concepts and analytical models. With a key points section, discussion questions and exercises in every chapter, this book will be an invaluable resource to students and teachers on a variety of courses, including linguistic pragmatics, sociolinguistics and interpersonal communication.



The Performance Studies Reader

The Performance Studies Reader Author Henry Bial
ISBN-10 0415302412
Release 2004
Pages 329
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The Performance Studies Reader is a lively and much-needed anthology of critical writings on the burgeoning discipline of performance studies. It provides an overview of the full range of performance theory for undergraduates at all levels, and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts and cultural studies. The collection is designed as a companion to Richard Schechner's popular Performance Studies: an Introduction (Routledge, 2002), but is also ideal as a stand-alone text. Henry Bial collects together key critical pieces from the field, referred to as 'suggested readings' in Performance Studies: an Introduction. He also broadens the discussion with additional selections. The structure and themes of the Reader closely follow those of Schechner's companion textbook. The articles in each section focus particularly on three primary areas in performance studies, theatre, anthropology and sociology/cultural studies.



Unclaimed Experience

Unclaimed Experience Author Cathy Caruth
ISBN-10 9780801896194
Release 2010-03-24
Pages 168
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"If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it is because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relation between knowing and not knowing, and it is at this specific point at which knowing and not knowing intersect that the psychoanalytic theory of traumatic experience and the language of literature meet."—from the Introduction In Unclaimed Experience, Cathy Caruth proposes that in the "widespread and bewildering experience of trauma" in our century—both in its occurrence and in our attempt to understand it—we can recognize the possibility of a history no longer based on simple models of straightforward experience and reference. Through the notion of trauma, she contends, we come to a new understanding that permits history to arise where immediate understanding is impossible. In her wide-ranging discussion, Caruth engages Freud's theory of trauma as outlined in Moses and Monotheism and Beyond the Pleasure Principle; the notion of reference and the figure of the falling body in de Man, Kleist, and Kant; the narratives of personal catastrophe in Hiroshima mon amour; and the traumatic address in Lecompte's reinterpretation of Freud's narrative of the dream of the burning child. -- Robert Jay Lifton, M.D., author of Hiroshima in America and The Protean Self



Theorizing Rituals

Theorizing Rituals Author Jens Kreinath
ISBN-10 900415342X
Release 2006
Pages 777
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Volume one of Theorizing Rituals assembles 34 leading scholars from various countries and disciplines working within this field. The authors review main methodological and meta-theoretical problems (part I) followed by some of the classical issues (part II). Further chapters discuss main approaches to theorizing rituals (part III) and explore some key analytical concepts for theorizing rituals (part IV). The volume is provided with extensive indices.



Touching Feeling

Touching Feeling Author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN-10 0822330156
Release 2003-01-17
Pages 195
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DIVA collection of essays examining theories of affect and how they relate to issues of performance and performativity./div



The Theater of Black Americans

The Theater of Black Americans Author Errol Hill
ISBN-10 0936839279
Release 1987
Pages 363
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(Applause Books). From the origins of the Negro spiritual and the birth of the Harlem Renaissance to the emergence of a national black theatre movement, The Theatre of Black Americans offers a penetrating look at a black art form that has exploded into an American cultural institution. Among the essays: James Hatch Some African Influences on the Afro-American Theatre; Shelby Steele Notes on Ritual in the New Black Theatre; Sister M. Francesca Thompson OSF The Lafayette Players; Ronald Ross The Role of Blacks in the Federal Theatre.



Books in Print 1997 98

Books in Print 1997 98 Author R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN-10 0835239403
Release 1997
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Mea Maxima Vikalpa

Mea Maxima Vikalpa Author Bruce Charles Williams
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3483997
Release 2002
Pages 548
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Presentism Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare

Presentism  Gender  and Sexuality in Shakespeare Author Evelyn Gajowski
ISBN-10 0230223834
Release 2009-01-15
Pages 308
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This collection of essays by an international group of prominent scholars explores, for the first time, the implications of presentism for issues of sexual orientation and gender in Shakespeares texts. It offers crucial insights into our present professional, theoretical, political, and social moment, as well as readings of particular texts.



Revista de estudios hisp nicos

Revista de estudios hisp  nicos Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123427499
Release 2006
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International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies

International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies Author SpringerLink (Online service).
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061938984
Release 2001
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Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435076394808
Release 2004
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Making a Spectacle

Making a Spectacle Author Lynda Hart
ISBN-10 0472063898
Release 1989
Pages 347
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The first scholarly collection to discuss the intersection of feminism and dramatic theory