issue 8.2

(The City)

Sound Gestation: Tokyo Within and Without    [photography, video & text]
David Z Morris

(Forum: Dustin Goltz's Blasphemies)

Blasphemies on Forever: Remembering Queer Futures    [html, video & pdf]
Dustin Bradley Goltz

Putting Popular Culture to Work: Monsters and Ghosts in Blasphemies on Forever    [pdf]
Tracy Stephenson Shaffer

Blasphemies and Queer Potentiality: Performance and/as Relation     [pdf]
Kimberlee Pérez

How to Do Things with Forever: Marriage, and Other Queer Blasphemies     [pdf]
Craig Gingrich-Philbrook

(Performance and Censorship)

Breathing, Again    [video, essay & performance script]
Heidi Rose

The V Effect     [html]
Tim Miller

(Artist Pages)

Electric Vanity   [video, images, text]
Sarah K. Jackson


So Many Possibilities before you Crack the Egg: A Conversation with Laurie Carlos   [pdf]
E. Angelica Whitmal

<notes on contributors>

» Craig Gingrich Philbrook is an Associate Professor of Performance Studies in the Speech Communication Department of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where he holds the William and Galia Minor Professorship in Creative Communication.

» Dustin Bradley Goltz is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Performance Studies at DePaul University. He is the author of Queer Temporalities in Gay Male Representation: Tragedy, Normativity, and Futurity (Routledge, 2010). His work has also appeared in Text & Performance Quarterly; Critical Studies in Media Communication; Qualitative Inquiry; Western Journal of Communication; Genders; and Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies.

» Sarah K. Jackson is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at Louisiana State University.  Her research and artistic work investigates assemblage art, archival art, and experimental video/film art in and as performance.

» Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's performance works have delighted and emboldened audiences all over the world at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the London Institute of Contemporary Art, the Walker Art Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He is the author of the books Shirts & Skins, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds, an anthology of his performances and essays which won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama-Theatre. Miller has taught performance at UCLA, NYU and the Claremont School of Theology. He is a co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. He can be reached at his website.

» David Z. Morris (PhD, University of Iowa) is a researcher specializing in cultural globalization, media technology, and social change. His work has appeared in Critical Studies in Media Communication and The Journal of Popular Music Studies. He is a past recipient of the Presidential Fellowship from the University of Iowa, a Special Foreign Researcher’s Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Samuel Becker Award for Excellence in Research from the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies, and the Joanna Ploeger Award for new research from the Association for the Rhetoric of Science & Technology. He is currently a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of South Florida’s Initiative on Global Change.

» Kimberlee Pérez is an Instructor in the School of Communication at DePaul University. .

» Heidi Rose is Associate Professor of Performance Studies in the Department of Communication at Villanova University and editor of Text & Performance Quarterly.

» Tracy Stephenson Shaffer is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University, where she directs in the HopKins Black Box and teaches courses in performance and film.

» E. Angelica Whitmal is an undergraduate Academic Dean at Mount Holyoke College, where she also serves as adjunct professor in African American and African Studies. She received a B.A. in Communication from Loyola University Chicago in 1997, an M.A. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University in 1999, and a Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007. Her research interests include performance theory, identity politics, literary criticism, African American women’s fictional and non-fictional life writing, and black feminist thought .

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies (issn: 1557-2935)

editor-in-chief: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
the city editor: Daniel Makagon (DePaul University)
digital horizons editors: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook (Southern Illinois University) and Daniel (Jake) Simmons
   (Angelo State University)
performance & pedagogy editor: Keith Nainby (California State University Stanislaus)

banner photo/design ("I ♥ Liminalities") by Michael LeVan

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