Dance and the Corporeal Uncanny takes the philosophy of the body into the field of dance, through the lens of subjectivity and via its critique.
It draws on dance and performance as its dedicated field of practice to articulate a philosophy of agency and movement. It is organized around two conceptual paradigms - one phenomenological (via Merleau-Ponty), the other an interpretation of Nietzschean philosophy, mediated through the work of Deleuze.
The book draws on dance studies, cultural critique, ethnography and postcolonial theory, seeking an interdisciplinary audience in philosophy, dance and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
List of figures
Introduction: Hanging Out in the Body
Chapter 1: Merleau-Ponty and the Lived Body
Chapter 2: Movement Subjectivity and the Phenomenology of Dance
Chapter 3: Kinaesthetic Sensibility and the Politics of Difference
Chapter 4: Keeping it Korean: The Pluralization of Space and Time in Korean Dance
Chapter 5: Nietzsche and the Ontology of Force
Chapter 6: Subjectivity Three Ways: In Nietzsche and Deleuze
Chapter 7: Staging Sovereignty
Conclusion: Between the Dancer and the Dance
Philipa Rothfield is an academic, a dancer and a dance reviewer. She is an honorary staff member in Philosophy and Politics at La Trobe University, Australia, and honorary professor in Dance and Philosophy of the Body at the University of Southern Denmark. She is Creative Advisor at Dancehouse, Melbourne. She is co-author of Practising with Deleuze: Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy (2017).