Performance studies in Canada [electronic resource] / edited by Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer
- Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xv, 448 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Schweitzer, Marlis and Levin, Laura
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- Calgary's cultural topography : the performance of a city / Susan Bennett -- Xeyxelómós and Lady Franklin rock : place naming, performance historiography, and settler methodologies / Heather Davis-Fisch -- Choreographies of place : dancing the Vancouver sublime from dusk to dawn / Peter Dickinson -- Travelling soles : tracing the footprints of our stolen sisters / Julie Nagam -- The American girl comes to Canada / Marlis Schweitzer -- Presumptive intimacies and the politics of touch : "strategic culture" in simulations of war / Natalie Alvarez -- Sochi Olympics 2014, Canadian truth and reconciliation, and the haunting ghouls of Canadian nationalism / Helene Vosters -- Enchantment's irreconcilable connection : listening to anger, being idle no more / Dylan Robinson -- On political performance art and Rob Fordian performatives / Laura Levin -- Occupying the object : Leslie Baker and Andréane Leclerc in performance / Erin Hurley -- Two-way street : the icon in the city / MJ Thompson -- On love : performance as pedagogy / Naila Keleta-Mae -- Writing the red trench : performance, visual culture, and emplaced writing / Brian Rusted -- Working art -- working knowledge : doing the visual and making the material matter / Pam Hall -- Performance studies and Canada / Ric Knowles.
- "Since its inception as an institutionalized discipline in the United States during the 1980s, performance studies has focused on the interdisciplinary analysis of a broad spectrum of cultural behaviours including theatre, dance, folklore, popular entertainments, performance art, protests, cultural rituals, and the performance of self in everyday life. Performance Studies in Canada brings together a diverse group of scholars to explore the national emergence of performance studies as a field in Canada. To date, no systematic attempts has been made to consider how this methodology is being taught, applied, and rethought in Canadian contexts, and Canadian performance studies scholarship remains largely unacknowledged within international discussions about the discipline. This collection fills this gap by identifying multiple origins of performance studies scholarship in the country and highlighting significant works of performance theory and history that are rooted in Canadian culture. Essays illustrate how specific institutional conditions and cultural investments--Indigenous, francophone, multicultural, and more--produce alternative articulations of "performance" and reveal national identity as a performative construct. A state-of-the-art work on the state of the field, Performance Studies in Canada foregrounds national and global performance knowledge to invigorate the discipline around the world."--
- 9780773549845 (cloth)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -433) and index.
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