'From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wrestled with what "performance" is all about. Suddenly, theatre studies has transformed itself from the study of plays to the study of performance. At the same moment, "performativity"—a new concept in language theory—has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies.

This volume of new work, by leading scholars in a wide range of fields, grapples with the nature of these two key terms, whose traces can be found everywhere: in the theatre, in the streets, in philosophy, in issues of race and gender, and in the sentences we speak.' - excerpts from back cover page
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Onsite

Location code REF.PAA8
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

1995

No of pages

239

ISBN / ISSN

9780415910552

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction: Performativity and Performance - Andrew PARKER, Eve KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK
The Unhappy Performative - Timothy GOULD
Culture and Performance in the Circum-Atlantic World - Joseph ROACH
Writing the Absent Potential: Drama, Performance, and the Canon of African-American Literature - Sandra L. RICHARDS
Traumatic Awakenings - Cathy CARUTH
Katharsis: The Ancient Problem - Andrew FORD
The Play of Conscience - Stephen ORGEL
The Shudder of Catharsis in Twentieth-Century Performance - Elin DIAMOND
Performativity and Spatial Distinction: The End of AIDS Epidemiology - Cindy PATTON
Burning Acts—Injurious Speech - Judith BUTLER
Performativity and Performance
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