contributions to this issue address questions of various limits in performance.

issue 6.2


Wandering Through Time: Francis Al˙s’s Paseos and the Circulation of Performance   [pdf]
Chloe Johnston

Performing Invention: On the Revelation of Technology   [pdf]
James Croft

“Linguistic Fandom”: Performing Liminal Identities in the Spaces of Transgression   [pdf]
Karolina Agata Kazimierczak

Pauline Oliveros and Quantum Sound   [html & pdf]
JoAnne C. Juett

(Artist Pages)

Progressiveness, Camp, And Tremulous Delight: Vim And Vigor On The Arkansas
Radio Theatre
Vim and Vigor [radio play, mp3 | runtime: 45:33]
David J. Eshelman

(Performance & Pedagogy)

SLOW: Crip Theory, Dyslexia and the Borderlands of Disability and Ablebodiedness  [pdf]
SLOW [video of performance | runtime: 4:38]
Julie Cosenza

(Documentary Review)

Revisiting Flaherty’s Louisiana Story (by Patricia Suchy, James Catano
and Adelaide Russo)
Brian Rusted

(Book Review)

Troubling Violence: A Performance Project. (by M. Heather Carver & Elaine J. Lawless)  [html]
Deanna Shoemaker

<notes on contributors>

» Julie Cosenza is an interdisciplinary artist/researcher and a PhD student in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. “SLOW” was originally performed as part of her MA culminating creative project The Turtle Walker: Staging Disability, Crip, and Queer Theory in the Women and Gender Studies Department at San Francisco State University, 2008.

» James Croft is a candidate for an Ed.D in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), where he investigates the relationship between the arts and the mind. He holds an M.Ed in Arts in Education from HGSE, and an MA in Education with Drama and English from the University of Cambridge. He is a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at Harvard, and has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He is also an experienced actor and singer.

» David J. Eshelman is an Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University, where he is founder / artistic director of the Arkansas Radio Theatre and artistic director / curator of the River Valley Play Series. His plays have been produced across the US. His essays have appeared in Translation Review, Liminalities, the Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance (Ecumenica), and (forthcoming) Text and Performance Quarterly. He is currently working on a textbook for audio drama writing.

» Chloe Johnston is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, where she is completing her dissertation on the use of risk in interventionist performances. She is also a performer, writer, director, and dramaturg who has worked with theatres throughout Chicago and has designed and taught classes at Northwestern and the University of Chicago. She is an ensemble member of The Neo-Futurists Theatre Company and a founding member of the Laboratory for the Development of Substitute Materials.

» JoAnne C. Juett is Assistant Professor of Scientific and Technical Writing in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire, where she also serves as an Instructional Technology Fellow. She is co-editor of Coming Out to the Mainstream: New Queer Cinema in the 21st Century.

» Karolina Agata Kazimierczak is a Researcher in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences and a teaching assistant in the Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Lancaster (2009), where her doctoral thesis focused on the cultures of Klingon and Tolkein fans.

» Brian Rusted is an Associate Professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Communication and Culture. He teaches courses in visual culture, folklore, documentary, and cultural performance. He is the past chair of the Visual Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Research dealing with visual culture, performance, and place has appeared in journals such as Cultural Studies, Text and Performance Quarterly, Visual Studies, and Ethnologies. He recently curated an exhibition for the Nickle Arts Museum on The Art of the Calgary Stampede.

» Deanna Shoemaker is Assistant Professor of Communication at Monmouth University, where she works broadly on performance, culture, and identity; performance in popular culture; the politics of representation; ethnographic methods; and performance and social activism. She also a performer and faculty advisor for “CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance.”

editor: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
performance & pedagogy editor: John T. Warren (Southern Illinois University)
editorial assistant: David Steinweg (University of South Florida)
banner photo (Field of Giant Corn Ears—Dublin, Ohio) by Michael LeVan

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