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What is Performance Studies?

Diana Taylor, Author

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

This Scalar digital book asks thirty leading scholars from seven different countries throughout the Americas the same question: What is performance studies? The resulting video interviews have been fully transcribed, subtitled, and translated into English, Spanish, and Portuguese, offering a truly trilingual perspective on the field. A system of tags allows the reader to navigate the interviews by key topics, while anchors point to the precise moment when a topic is first discussed. An Introduction by Diana Taylor and Marcos Steuernagel provides a history and overview of the project, while four brief essays—The (Un)translatability of Performance Studies: By Marcos Steuernagel, Performance and Technology: By Tavia Nyong'o, Performance, Politics, and Protest: By Marcela A. Fuentes, and Acts of Transfer: By Diana Taylor—provide critical entry points to these interviews from different yet complementary perspectives. Finally, a curated bibliography features a selection of works that reflect the different ways in which performance studies has been conceptualized throughout the Americas.


© 2015 Duke University Press

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

What Is Performance Studies? / edited by Diana Taylor and Marcos Steuernagel

e-ISBN: 978-0-8223-7407-7

Subject areas: Performance Studies/Theater Studies, Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies

Published in collaboration with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University and HemiPress

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