In exploring the human-animal relationship from the early modern period to the nineteenth century, this publication questions what it means for an animal to “perform,” examines how conceptions of this relationship have evolved over time, and explores whether and how human understanding of performance is changed by an animal’s presence.
Contemplates the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic.
Links avant-garde performance practices with religious histories in the United States, setting contemporary performances of endurance art within a broader context of prophetic, religious discourse in the United States
Anderson analyzes self-starvation as a significant mode of staging political arguments across the institutional domains of the clinic, the gallery, and the prison.
Part of the Trashing Performance programme – the second year of Performance Matters – 25-29th October 2011.
Study of how historical memory and understanding are created in Holocaust diaries, memoirs, fiction, poetry, drama video testimony and memorials.
This item is part of the Study Room Guide on Performance, Politics, Ethics and Human Rights by Adrien Sina (P0661)
Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).