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Performativity and Performance

Edited by Andrew Parker, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

© 1996 – Routledge

248 pages

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Description

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.

About the Editors

Andrew Parker is Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies at Amherst College. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Neuman Ivey White Professor of English at Duke University.

About the Series

Essays from the English Institute

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies