issue 7.2
(contributions in this issue attend variously to questions of performance and "looking")

(Calls for papers and projects)

recurring series: The City
special call: "On Accidents"
special call: "On Money"



(The City)

Jute   [video + essay]
Bradley L. Garrett, Brian Rosa & Jonathan Prior


(Essays)

Remembering the Sit-Ins: Performing Public Memory at Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Center and Museum   [pdf]
Marilyn Bordwell DeLaure

Badgering Big Brother: Spectacle, Surveillance, and Politics in the Flash Mob    [pdf]
Rebecca A. Walker

Shopping the Shopper: Predictable Performances and Retail Surveillance   [pdf]
W. Benjamin Myers

The Excess of Elements in The Chromatic Diet    [pdf]
Melanie Kitchens O'Meara


(Performance and Pedagogy)

In Memoriam: John T. Warren    [html]

“This is a Performance about Voice”: A Pledge for Racialized Pedagogies    [text & audio]
Elena Esquibel, Cornelius C. Fair, David Hanley-Tejeda, Richie Neil Hao, & Jennifer Tuder


(Book Reviews)

Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee, Adrian Piper,
and Anna Deveare Smith
(by Cherise Smith)
   [html]
reviewed by Michelle Meagher

Satire + Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate (by Amber Day)    [html]
reviewed by David M. Jenkins



<notes on contributors>

» Marilyn DeLaure (PhD, University of Iowa) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco. Her research explores how people work to effect social change, focusing specifically on embodied performance. She has published essays on dance, civil rights rhetoric, and environmental activism.

» Elena Esquibel (PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) teaches at California State University, Long Beach.

» Cornelius C. Fair is a PhD candidate in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

» Bradley L. Garrett is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London where his research is supported by a Reid Studentship. For the past 3 years, Bradley has been doing ethnographic work with urban explorers in the United Kingdom, a group which seeks to unveil areas of the urban environment normally hidden from view. Details of his recent research, film projects and a list of current publications can be found at his website, Place Hacking.

» David Hanley-Tejeda is a PhD candidate in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

» Richie Neil Hao is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver.

» David M. Jenkins is a Performance Studies PhD student in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida. He is also Producing Artistic Director for Jobsite Theater in Tampa, Florida. His primary research interest is in subversive comedic forms of performance.

» Michelle Meagher is Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, where she teaches in the area of feminist cultural studies with emphases on popular culture and visual culture. Her research is concerned with feminist and feminine self-representation in contemporary art practices. She is currently engaged in a research project – The Look of Feminist Self-Portraiture – that explores shifts in the production, circulation, and reception of self-portraits by women artists working in the wake of the feminist art movement in North America and Europe, 1965 to present.

» W. Benjamin Myers (PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) is an assistant professor of Speech in the Department of Fine Arts and Communication Studies at USC Upstate.

» Melanie Kitchens O'Meara (PhD, Louisiana State University) is a Temporary Lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. Her research includes performance studies, body theory, visual culture and media, cultural memory, and historiography.

» Jonathan Prior is a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include conservation policy, aesthetics, and the development of sonic methods and practices in geography. Visit his website, 12 Gates of the City, for soundwalks, acoustic maps, and some of his other sound recording projects.

» Brian Rosa is a PhD student in Human Geography at The University of Manchester. He is trained as an urban planner, and also works as a photographer and art curator. For more on his photography, as well as his work on th erelationship between urban infastructure and indeterminate spaces, visit his website.

» Jennifer Tuder (Ph.D Southern Illinois University, Carbondale) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Communication Studies and Theatre, Film Studies, and Dance, at St. Cloud State University. Currently, she is touring her original solo performance, Suicide Punchline. Tuder's research concerns performances of survival, grief, gender, and sexuality.

» Rebecca A. Walker (PhD, Louisiana State Univeristy) is Undergraduate Advisor and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas. This essay is drawn from work in her dissertation, Eight is Not Enough: A Historical, Cultural, and Philosophical Analysis of the Flash Mob.


Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies (issn: 1557-2935)
editor: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
the city editor: Daniel Makagon (DePaul University)
performance & pedagogy editor: John T. Warren (Southern Illinois University) and Keith Nainby (California State University Stanislaus)
editorial assistant: David Steinweg (University of South Florida)
banner photos ("Askesis" tryptich) by Naida Zukic
banner design by Michael LeVan

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