Performativity and Performance

Notes

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.

Editor Andrew Parker and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Publisher Routledge
ISBN 978-0415910552
Reference P2901
Date 1995
Type Publication

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