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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Afghanistan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift für Sozialtheorie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Artefact : Techniques, histoire et sciences humaines     Open Access  
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cankiri Karatekin University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access  
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies Journal     Open Access  
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Con Texte     Open Access  
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Culturas : Debates y Perspectivas de un Mundo en Cambio     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Digital Studies / Le champ numerique     Open Access  
Digitális Bölcsészet / Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Dokuz Eylül University Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Dorsal : Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
E+E : Estudios de Extensión en Humanidades     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
EAU Heritage Journal Social Science and Humanities     Open Access  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fa Nuea Journal     Open Access  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal of Graduate School, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities and Social Sciences Journal, Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Studies (HASSS)     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Humanity Studies     Open Access  
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jednak Książki : Gdańskie Czasopismo Humanistyczne     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Burirum Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 39)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of University of Babylon for Humanities     Open Access  
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  

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About Performance
Number of Followers: 13  
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ISSN (Print) 1324-6089
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  • Issue 14/15 - List of contributors
    • PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - 'Things to be seen': Spectacle and the performance of brand
           in contemporary fashion shows
    • Abstract: Findlay, Rosie
      In some ways, fashion and the performance genre of spectacle are analogues. Both fashion and spectacle are intended to be superficial, their meanings located and enacted on their enticing surfaces. Both are designed to captivate the eye and appeal to the senses; and both are ambiguous, allowing for a multiplicity of meanings and associations in the minds of those that apprehend them. The fashion show is the apotheosis of these two entities, where fashion's product comes to life, and spectacle's ethos of "bigger is better" is employed to directly appeal to the consumer. All that is primarily demanded of the audience of a fashion show is that they look.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Art object as citizen: Mike Kelley's 'mobile homestead in
    • Abstract: Anderson, Mary; Haley, Richard
      Mobile Homestead is a reconstruction of the artist Mike Kelley's childhood home in the Detroit suburb of Westland. The piece has so far undergone three phases of development. The first phase of the project's realisation began in 2010, when a replica of the fa ade of the house was placed on a flatbed truck and toured from the city of Detroit to Westland and then back again. Extensive photographic and video documentation from that phase was shown at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, accompanied by a scathing critique of public art written by Kelley himself, published in the Biennial catalogue. The second phase of the realisation of the project, which occurred after Kelley's tragic death by suicide in early 2012, has involved the construction of the fullscale version of the Westland house-now a permanent fixture at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). The third phase has included the development of a curatorial program of community activities that take place inside the Mobile Homestead.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Word on the street: Performing language's multiple
           belongings in the New South Africa
    • Abstract: Lever, Carla
      South African apartheid functioned as a dominant identity discourse, ascribing to everything a place and keeping everything in its place. The "new South Africa," though hardly a tabula rasa, certainly presents new opportunities for identity construction and power shifts within the broken vestiges of an old racialised framework. In this new space of seeming permissiveness, people are caught between traditions, between lines drawn along borders of space and race. Whilst many still find refuge in familiar identities, clinging to cultural customs that define them as a stable faction within a contested whole, increasingly people are searching for ways to negotiate the borders, carving out spaces between and among, to articulate something of what it feels like to be part of this so-called rainbow nation.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - The sweater's baby and the docker's cat: Performing
           occupation of public space in the 1889 london dock strike
    • Abstract: Nield, Sophie
      In 2011, a movement started in response to a suggestion from the Canadian activist network Adbusters that Wall Street be occupied. Inspired by the taking of public squares and streets during uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, by late 2011, upward of one thousand occupations were in place, and the international movement known as "Occupy" had become a global phenomenon. As David Harvey wrote, "the tactic [...] is to take a central public space, a park or square, close to where many of the levers of power are centred, and, by putting human bodies in that space, convert a public space into political commons" (2012, 161). Although drawing on several traditions of direct action, in which symbolic actions of protest are combined with real-life disruption-the blockade, the sit-in, the boycott, and increasingly, forms of durational protest-Occupy was nevertheless claimed as a new form. Noam Chomsky commented, "the [...] movement is a very exciting development. In fact, it's kind of spectacular. It's unprecedented. There's never been anything like it that I can think of" (2012, 9). Of course, Occupy did look to its own history, but this tended to be in terms of the history of its own direct antecedents-the anti-World Trade Organisation (WTO) and anti-G8 protests of the 1990s and 2000s, environmental direct-action campaigns such as those of Greenpeace and Reclaim the Streets, and so on-rather than the history of its tactics and strategies.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Derry: City and cultural capital
    • Abstract: Moore, Paul
      Since 2007, I have been "over here" in Ireland, where I have had the opportunity to adapt the research skills I acquired through performance studies and subsequent research in creative practice as an actor and theatre maker. In the past I have written about my own and others' experiences of actor training and actors' attempts to enter and remain involved in professional life (Moore 2004). In this paper, which describes arts making within the broader project of the Derry City of Culture 2013, I will again focus on the antagonistic nature of cultural work and our struggles as artists to produce. In doing so, I contrast concepts of cultural capital as proposed by Robert Putnam and Pierre Bourdieu. Putnam's liberal views of culture have had tremendous influence on government and arts funding policy internationally and lay at the heart of the City of Culture 2013 project, its stated objectives, and predicted impact. Applying Bourdieu's ideas of cultural capital will enable me to scrutinise the City of Cultures positive aims and effects and also to examine the power structures and particularities in the fields within which I currently produce-the fields of Irish and Australian theatre and performance and the field of performance studies.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Watching, waiting, listening: Audio obscura and the
           perceptual ecology of non-place
    • Abstract: Filmer, Andrew
      This essay, an experiment in critical writing, traces the modulation between work, world, and self that is set in play by Lavinia Greenlaw's sound work Audio Obscura (2011), commissioned by Artangel and the Manchester International Festival for Manchester Piccadilly and St. Pancras International stations. Known for her work as a poet and novelist, Greenlaw has written that Audio Obscura is "an exploration of the point at which we start to make sense of things; an attempt to arrest and investigate that moment, to separate its components and test their effects" (Greenlaw and Abrams 2011, 7). This reflects her long-standing interest in sense-making and "the mechanics of perception" (Greenlaw in Kendall 1997) which has been expressed in her early collections of poetry and in her collaboration with photographer Garry Fabian Miller. In Audio Obscura, the participant, donning headphones and listening to a prerecorded soundtrack whilst standing in a railway station, is positioned at a threshold between interior and exterior, between seeing and hearing, and between sensory perception and meaning making. This positioning is a common feature of much site-specific theatre and performance practice which, through the evocation of multiple frames, places the spectator in a liminal state, destabilising perception and self (Fischer-Lichte 2008, 95). This dislocated and deterritorialised position, in which neither the work, nor the world, nor the self are as certain as they once were, thematises the relationship of the spectator to the environment around them, making the renegotiation of one's relationship to the world a particular focus of this sort of work (see Turner 2004).

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Punchdrunk, the immersive, and gothic tourism
    • Abstract: Luckhurst, Mary
      In the last ten years, so-called immersive theatre has moved from the counter-cultural periphery of conventional theatre to the fashionable mainstream, as companies such as Slung Low, Shunt, Blast Theory, dreamthinkspeak, and Badac have demonstrated. Punchdrunk's trajectory since they launched their company in 2000 is perhaps the model example of the swiftness with which this form of theatre has taken hold in the business, their two most recent shows Sleep No More (New York premiere 2011) and The Drowned Man (London premiere 2013) finding mass commercial audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Sleep No More, inspired by Macbeth, and a reinvention of an earlier 2003 Punchdrunk production, won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and garnered special citations for design at the 2011 Obie Awards. In their collaboration with the Royal National Theatre on The Drowned Man, Punchdrunk once more penetrated the heart of establishment theatre in England and its scale and initial cost outlay were, in some respects, more comparable to a West End or Broadway musical: the playing environment covered 200,000 square feet and there were 600 spectators per show with a cast that neared forty. On their website Punchdrunk articulates its intervention as "a game changing form of immersive theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds." Punchdrunk, it is claimed, "has developed a phenomenal reputation for transformative productions that focus as much on the audience and the performance space as on the performers and narrative" (Punchdrunk 2014a).

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - The anniversary issue: Celebrating thirty years of
           performance studies at the University of Sydney
    • Abstract: Card, Amanda
      This year, About Performance celebrates thirty years of the teaching of performance studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney-the journal's home. To mark the occasion, we have produced a special issue, a double issue, with an oversized sixteen articles. There have been thirteen issues of About Performance to date. The first appeared in 1995, and each edition has collected its papers around a special theme. Successive editors have explored the lives of actors (no. 13), risk and performance (no. 12), movement (no. 11), audiences (no. 10), politics and performance (no. 9), photography as/of performance (no. 8), site-specific theatre (no. 7), rehearsal studies (no. 6), Body Weather (no. 5), performance analysis (no. 4), theatre (no. 3), crosscultural performance (no. 2), and translation (no. 1). Upcoming issues of About Performance, currently in the works, are on fashion, phenomenology, medicine, and the history of emotions. Although this anniversary issue, Performance Studies: Here, There, Then, Now, has no specific organisational theme, there are two things that bring the edition together: the subjects explored in each paper follow in the theoretical and methodological veins of our catalogue to date, adding to an image of the discipline as About Performance has explored it; and each papers' author has had, and in many cases continues to have, an association with the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. There are papers from established and emerging scholars: former and current students, visiting fellows, current and former academic staff, as well as research and artistic associates.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Globalisation, transgress ion, and the call to performance
    • Abstract: Cheng, Nien Yuan
      I was nineteen years old, fresh out of junior college and on a production internship at my favourite Singaporean theatre company (The Necessary Stage), when I decided that my next academic move should be studying at the University of Sydney with performance studies as my major. I wrote an email to my father, who lives in Shanghai, and stated the reasons for my choice-as opposed to taking business, economics, or law (I am a child of a Singaporean-Chinese family after all). The University of Sydney ranked high in the academic world, especially in the arts and humanities, and I would be following my passion (and also my father's unfulfilled love) for theatre and the performing arts. I would not, however, be limited by this passion, as I wrote in the email.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Interdisciplinary field or emerging discipline'
           Performance studies at the University of Sydney
    • Abstract: McAuley, Gay
      At the final session of the PSi (Performance Studies International) conference in Singapore in 2004, conference co-organiser Ray Langenbach reported that preliminary analysis of the participants indicated that twenty percent were locals living in Singapore, forty percent came from other Asian countries, fifteen percent from Europe, and twenty-five percent from America. Someone called out from the floor, "Where did you put Australia'" The laughter provoked was intensified when Ray admitted that he did not know the answer. This incident reveals in an almost emblematic way the ambivalent position of Australia in relation to dominant geopolitical and cultural forces at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Is Australia part of Europe (the majority of its citizens are of European descent and its institutions are overwhelmingly British in origin), or part of the geographical region (its closest neighbours are Papua New Guinea and Indonesia)' Or has it now become a virtual outpost of the United States, as Prime Minister John Howard implied when, to the dismay of most Australians, he expressed himself willing to be seen as George Bush's deputy sheriff in the region' It was, of course, an Australian who asked the question, for it is Australians who experience most directly the uncertainties as to where their country is located-and is seen to be located-within the global polity, and where they themselves would locate it. The gap between the view or views from within and views from without indicates the complexity of the country's current colonial/postcolonial situation and the way this impacts upon relations with both geographical neighbours and erstwhile colonial authorities.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Parallel evolution: Performance studies at the University of
    • Abstract: Maxwell, Ian
      The break-out box at the foot of that same page offers a potted genealogy of this last department, an account gleaned from a posting on that department's website. Throughout the ensuing pages, Schechner's mapping of the field returns, perhaps inevitably, to that with which the he is most familiar: the development of the discipline at New York University, drawing on solicited accounts from NYU colleagues Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (6), Diana Taylor (7-8), and an extract from Peggy Phelan's Introduction to her 1998 The Ends of Performance (9). The Centre for Performance Research at Aberystwyth is briefly mentioned on page sixteen, although that account quickly turns to a narrative of Performance Studies International-this narrative arcing towards the 2002 PSi conference "back" at NYU, and the publication of The Ends of Performance, edited by two prominent North American theorists, Phelan and Jill Lane.

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  • Issue 14/15 - 'We are seeing what we saw before': The ghosts of student
    • Abstract: Hay, Chris
      In March 2013, I returned to an on-campus space at the University of Sydney to direct a student production of Tracy Letts's 2007 play August: Osage County for the Sydney University Dramatic Society (SUDS). It was a space with which I had been intimately familiar as an undergraduate and as the rehearsal process went on, I found myself time and time again citing the work I had made and seen at SUDS in the preceding years to stimulate all manner of discussions around design, rehearsal, and meaning-making. At the same time, the space itself continually reminded me of all this history. From properties, costumes, and equipment, to the marks quite literally returning through the floor, I could hardly move for all the ghosts in these "mnemonically highly charged surroundings" (Carlson 2001, 145). The objects in the space and indeed the space itself were "possessed by the voices of the past" (Sofer 2003, 27), providing glimpses and impressions of a history continually painted over but never quite covered up.

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  • Issue 14/15 - Ontological queasiness : Antitheatricality and the history
           of being
    • Abstract: Johnston, Daniel
      In Euripides's The Bacchae (405 BCE), Agave inadvertently rips apart her son Pentheus in a frenzy of Dionysian ecstasy, having been enchanted by the god of deindividuation and excess. In Seneca's Thyestes (c. 62 CE), the inebriated eponymous hero eats his own sons in a meal served by his jealous rival and brother, oblivious of the contents in the grisly dish before him. In Webster's The Duchess of Malfi (1612), the distraught, imprisoned, and psychologically tortured Duchess discovers limbs and body parts in her darkened cell that she believes belong to her beloved Antonio and children, unaware that they are, in fact, wax figures planted by her captives. In Ibsen's A Doll's House (1879), the dramatic conflict centres upon self-deception: Nora withholds the truth from her husband about a loan she has illegally secured for a noble reason, only realising in the end that she has been deceiving herself about this man's love for her and coming to understand that she has been merely been playing the part of good wife. The recurring motifs of deception and misrecognition (exploiting the gap between what is and what is not) seem intimately linked to theatricality itself across this vast expanse of time (Burwick 2010). One might even argue that the tension between the appearance and reality of things approaches the essence of drama.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Writing experience. Address ing the limits. Phenomenology of
    • Abstract: McNeilly-Renaudie, Jodie
      Writing about our experiences of performing, training, rehearsing, or watching others perform, train, or rehearse has been, and will continue to be, a contested area of concern in the study of performance. Approaches to the problem vary widely. On the one hand, the possibility of experience is questioned in an ontological denial of subjectivity, and a fascination with process and event; on the other, a subject's thoughts, feelings, sensations, and imaginings are the only presentational registrations of experiential phenomena. It is to this aspect of experience that this paper is directed.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Corporeal eidetics, corporeal hermeneutics, and body weather
    • Abstract: Grant, Stuart
      The term embodied knowledge is increasingly used to describe a loose, diverse, and heterogeneous array of phenomena. This essay approaches the question of how it might be possible for a body to "know" and suggests two phenomenological, corporeal methods, interpretive and generalising, which might open an understanding of the complex interactions between corporeality, knowledge, representation, and performance.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - Staging de Quincey: Soundscape and literary language in tess
           de quincey's ghost quarters
    • Abstract: Goodall, Jane; Stevenson, Ian
      A door opens partially, and a hand appears, then a face, blurred in the half-light. The advancing figure makes its entrance with a slow fluidity that suggests ectoplasm, and in fact this is not a physical entity. It hovers in space for a few seconds, semitransparent, before dematerialising, along with the traces of the portal through which it just passed. Then, as the light grows and the eye discovers more of the surrounding space, another figure is revealed, with the same aura of pale hair surrounding the upturned face-but this is a gravity-bound presence, and as it rises from the floor, its movements are a confusion of impulses. It is quite literally finding its feet.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
  • Issue 14/15 - 'This is what I had been looking for': Australian
           practitioners on finding butoh and body weather
    • Abstract: Robertson, Jasmine
      At first glance, many stories of conversion to butoh seem instantaneous, like Helen Smith's above. After participating in a class or seeing a show, the dancer in question is hooked-quickly becoming consumed by the demands of the butoh or Body Weather world and never looking back. In this article I explore the recurring story of conversion, focusing on Australian artists. Butoh and Body Weather have been influential practices to the Australian performance landscape since the late twentieth century. Such artistic conversion stories are often framed within a common discourse of "West consumes the East," in line with the appropriative history of Orientalism. However, through a history involving first-person interviews with practitioners, this article argues that such a narrative does not wholly account for the ways in which dance practitioners like Smith have adopted an "Eastern" form of training as a lifelong passion (a form of training that becomes a total lifestyle that is often all-consuming), and a process of devising performance that is inspired by their new form.

      PubDate: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:46:21 GMT
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