1st Edition

Performance Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

Edited By Philip Auslander
    1704 Pages
    by Routledge

    Over the past twenty years, 'performance' has emerged as a central analytical and critical concept. Now the focus of a burgeoning academic discipline, performance studies, it is also crucial to many other fields, including anthropology, sociology, communications, art history, cultural studies, linguistics and rhetoric. This collection brings together major texts articulating perspectives on performance and performativity.
    The multi-disciplinary approach of this collection reflects the growing importance of the concept of performance across a variety of disciplines. With a new introduction contextualising the concept's rise, and a full index to guide the reader through the work, this will be an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers alike.

    Volume I
    Part I. Foundations and Definitions
    Part II: Elements and Circumstances of Performance
    Volume II

    Part I: Representation
    Part II: Textuality
    Part III: Bodies
    Part IV: Audiences/Spectatorship
    Part V: Culture
    Volume III
    Part I: Science and Social Science
    Part II: History, Politics, Political Economy
    Volume IV
    Part I: Identity and the Self
    Part 2: Visual Art and Performance Art
    Part 3: Media and Technology