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Exploring Performance: Cultures and Contexts, 2021/22, Semester 2
Dr Maria Kapsali
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Arenda, B & Thackara, D (eds.) (2003) Experiment : conversations in art and science, The Wellcome Trust.

Babiracki, C., 2000. “‘Saved by Dance’ The Movement for Autonomy in Jharkhand.” Asian Music, vol. 32, no. 1, University of Texas Press, pp. 35–58, 

Bailey, M.M. 2009. Performance as Intravention: Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit. Souls. 11 (3), pp.253-274.

Banerjee P., 2016. Writing the Adivasi: Some historiographical notes. The Indian Economic & Social History Review. 53(1):131-153. doi:10.1177/0019464615619549

Banks, J. and Deuze, M (2009). Co-creative Labour, International journal of cultural studies. vol 12 (5): p 419-431.

Bishop, C., 2012. Artificial hells : participatory art and the politics of spectatorship .  London: Verso.

Bishop, C., 2006. Participation . Cambridge & London: MIT.

Butler, J.1993 Bodies That Matter: on the discursive limits of sex. Routledge: New York; London.

Butler, J. 1999 [1990] Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. Routledge: New York & London.

Butler, J. 2015.  “Gender Politics and the Right To Appear”. In: Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, pp 24-43. 

Carlson, M., 2013.  Performance: A critical Introduction.Routledge: London and New York.    

Cohen, C., Walker, O. P., Gutiérrez Varea, R. 2011. Setting the Stage'. In: Acting Together I: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence' edited by Cynthia Cohen, Polly O. Walker, Roberto Gutiérrez Varea, Oakland, CA: New Village Press.  pp. 1-14. 

Connell, Raewyn (2005, 1995) Masculinities. University California Press: Berkeley. 

Devy, G.N. 2021. Performance Among Adivasis and Nomads in India. In: Devy, G.N. and Davis, G.V. eds. Performance and Knowledge: Key Concepts in Indigenous StudiesOxford: Routledge, pp. 117-135.  

Eckersall, P. and Grehan, H. (eds). 2019. The Routledge Companion to theatre and politics. London: Routledge. 

El Shakry (2021). ‘Palestine and the Aesthetics of the Future Impossible’. Interventions 23(5), pp. 669-690.  

 Evans, M. 2019. ‘Introduction: The Body in Theatre Performance and Training’ in Performance, Movement and the Body. Hampshire: MacMillan. 

Fortier, Mark (2002) Theory/theatre. London: Routledge.

Frieze, J.(ed). 2016. Reframing immersive theatre : the politics and pragmatics of participatory performance.London : Palgrave Macmillan

Gale, Maggie B., and Viv Gardner. Ed. (2000) Women, Theatre and Performance: new histories; new historiographies. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.

Goodman, Lizbeth with Jane De Gay (2002) The Routledge Reader in Politics and Performance.Routledge: London and New York [First Published in 2000]

Goodman, Lizbeth [ed.] 2003 (1993) The Routledge Reader in Gender and PerformanceGreen, C. (2001) The third hand : collaboration in art from conceptualism to postmodernism Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.

Harpin, A., Nicholson, H.,(eds.) 2016. Performance and Participation: practices, audiences. Palgrave: Hampshire.

Harding, James M., and Cindy Rosenthal, 2011. The Rise of Performance Studies. Palgrave.

Harris, G., 1999. Staging Femininities: Performance and Performativity. Manchester University Press: Manchester.

Hesmondhalgh, D., 2007. The cultural industries , Sage Publications Ltd

Hilderbrand, L. 2013. Paris is Burning: A Queer Film Classic. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press. pp.17-88.  

Hill et al (2013) Meanwhile Use as Performance  - Rehearsing and Performing Community in Temporary Spaces.  Proceedings of Participatory Innovation Conference, Lahti, Finland.

Hirsch, Marianne and Nancy K. Miller. 2011. Rites of Return: diaspora poetics and the politics of memoryColumbia University Press, 2011.

Hogan, B. 2010. The Presentation of Self in the Age of Social Media: Distinguishing Performances and Exhibitions Online. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 30: 6, pp. 377–386.  

hooks, b. 2015. Black Looks: Race and Representation. Abingdon: Routledge. pp.145-157  

Hope. S  From Community Arts to the Socially Engaged Art Commission.  In Jeffers et al (2017) Culture, Democracy and the Right to Make Arts: The British Community Arts Movement.  Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, pp. 203-222.  

Jawad, R., 2011. ‘Staging Resistance in Bil’in: the performance of violence in a Palestinian Village’. The Drama Review 55 (4(212)). 128-143.  

Kellegher, J. 2009.  Theatre & politics. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan

Kershaw, B, 2007.Theatre ecology : environments and performance events. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.  

Kester, G. 2011.The one and the many : contemporary collaborative art in a global context . Durham: Duke University Press.  

Lavery, C.  (ed) 2018. Performance and ecology : what can theatre do?. New York : Focal Press.  

Kivisto, P. and Pittman, D. 2013 ‘Goffman's dramaturgical sociology’. In: Illuminating Social Life by Peter Kivisto. Classical and Contemporary Theory Revisited Sixth Edition.  

Kuppers, Petra (2004), Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on the Edge, New York: Routledge. pp. 49-96.  

Liamputtong. P and Rumbold. J. (2008). Knowing differently : arts-based and collaborative research methods. New YorK: Nova Science.

Lloyd, M., 2015.  “Performativity and Performance” in the Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory ed. Lisa Disch: Oxford University Press.  

Marsh, Kate, (2016), Taking charge: dance, disability, and leadership: exploring the shifting role of the disabled dance artist, Unpublished PhD Thesis. Coventry: Coventry University, pp. 222-233..

Mc-Nenly, L.S. 2012. Performance in Tourism: Transforming the Gaze and the Tourist Encounter at Híwus Feasthouse. In: Kringelbach, H.N and Skinner, J. eds. Dancing Cultures: Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance. New York: Berghan Books, pp. 77-99. 

Miell, D & Littleton, K (2004) Collaborative creativity : contemporary perspectives , Free Association Books.

Neal, L., 2015. 'The Principles'.In: Playing for time Making art as if the world mattered by Neal, Lucy, . pp.81-93. London : Oberon Books. 

O'Grady KA. 2015. Alternative playworlds: Psytrance festivals, deep play and creative zones of transcendence. In: McKay G (eds.) The Pop Festival: history, music, media, culture. Bloomsbury, pp. 149-164. 

O'Grady KA. (2013) 'Exploring radical openness: A porous model for relational festival performance', Studies in Theatre and Performance, 33:2, 133-151. 

Pine, E., Casserley, M., & Lane, T. (2020). Walks of Experience: Site-Specific Performance Walks, Active Listening and Uncomfortable Witnessing. Theatre Research International, 45(1), 22-36. doi:10.1017/S0307883319000567.  

Purves, T. (ed.) (2005) What we want is free : generosity and exchange in recent art .  New York: State University of New York Press.

Raviv, Yael. (2010). Eating My Words: Talking About Food in Performance. Invisible Culture. 

Robinson R. 2015. No spectators! The art of participation, from Burning Man to boutique festivals in Britain. In: McKay G (eds.) The Pop Festival: history, music, media, culture. Bloomsbury, pp 165-181. 

Román. D. 1998 Afterword: Rent’s Due. In: Román. D. Acts of Intervention: Performance, Gay Culture, and AIDS. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. pp.268-284.

Sawyer, K (2007) Group genius : the creative power of collaboration Basic Books.

Shaughnessy, N., (2016) 'Valuing Performance Purpose at Play in Participatory Theater Practice'. In: Artistic citizenship artisty, social responsibility, and ethical praxis, edited by Elliott, David J., pp.480-509. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Shields. M. 2017. ‘Bohemia is dead’: Rent celebrating life in the face of death. In: Rodosthenous, G. ed. Twenty-First Century Musicals: From Stage to Screen. Abingdon: Routledge. pp.66-79.  

Thompson, N, Sholette, G and Thompson, J (eds.) 2004. The interventionists : users' manual for the creative disruption of everyday life. Massachusetts: Mass MoCA Publications.

McKenzie, W. 2011.The beach beneath the street : the everyday life and glorious times of the Situationist International . London: Verso.

Schechner, Richard and Sara Brady 2013 [2002]. Performance Studies: an introduction. Routledge: Oxon and New York. 

Schechner, Richard and Sara Brady 2013 [2002] 'Chapter 2: ‘What is Performance’. In Performance Studies: an introduction. Routledge: Oxon and New York.pp.28-51.    

Senelick, Laurence (2000) The Changing Room: Sex, Drag and the Theatre. Routledge: London and New York.

Serafini, Paula (2015) Prefiguring Performance, Third Text, 29:3, 195-206, DOI: 10.1080/09528822.2015.1082789

Varghese, Gabriel (2020). Palestinian Theatre in the West Bank: Our Human Faces. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Walsh, A. (2015) ‘The Paradox of Dis/appearance: Hunger Strike in Athens as a Performance of Survival’. In: Performing (for) Survival Edited by Patrick Duggan and Lisa Peschel. Palgrave, pp.203 – 221. 

Weintraub, L (2003) Making contemporary art : how today's artists think and work London: Thames Hudson.

Whybrow, N. (2010) Performance and the contemporary city : an interdisciplinary reader . Basingstoke: Palgrave.



This list was last updated on 06/01/2022