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A. Dana Weber (Editor), Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland (Associate Editor)
Performativity - Life, Stage, Screen
Reflections on a Transdisciplinary Concept
Reihe: Kulturwissenschaft / Cultural Studies / Estudios Culturales / Études Culturelles
Bd. 57, 2018, 146 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-91057-8
"Performativity" refers to the emergent, ambiguous, and unexpected dimensions of any performance in the social, political, and artistic arena. The volume presents case studies of performativity in: linguistic translation; the city as stage of political performances; the theatricality of courtrooms and documentary film; contemporary theatre's political inheritance; and the historically punctured fabric of festival time. Its contributions to performance and theatre studies, sociology and folklore, and German studies, reflect this concept in a transdisciplinary and transatlantic dialogue.
A. Dana Weber is an Assistant Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University.
Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland is the Director of the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement at Florida State University.