(first person)

The Performance Worlds of the Lost Tribe and the Carma Bums     [pdf]
M. Lane Bruner

STILL     [pdf]
Dino Dinco

(artist pages)

Oneiroid Askésis   [video & text]
Naida Zukić

Slow Poetry in America  [pdf]
Dale Smith

Nepantla     [video & text]
Brittany D. Chávez

(performance & pedagogy)

Ultrasound   [audio essay, mp3]
Rachel Reynolds
Ultrasound and the Essay  [pdf]
Scott Ferguson

Reflexive Engagement: A White (Queer) Women’s Performance of
Failures and Alliance Possibilities
Dawn Marie D. McIntosh & Kathryn Hobson


Disturbing the Archive of Performance: The Embodiment of Testimony and Memory   [pdf]
Katrina M. Powell & Sue Ott Rowlands

When Performance Lost Control: Making Rock History out of Ian Curtis and Joy Division     [pdf]
J. Rubén Valdés Miyares

Finding Water: Developing New Research Approaches in Suicidology     [pdf]
John Farrell Kelly

Performative Memory: Form and Content in the Jewish Museum Berlin     [pdf]
Lisa A. Costello

Original Plumbing: Performing Gender Variance Through Relational Self-Determination     [pdf]
Raechel Tiffe

(the city)

Advertising Empire: Reflections on Defense Contractor Ads in Washington, D.C.     [pdf]
Timothy A. Gibson

(book reviews)

Refugees, Theatre and Crisis: Performing Global Identities (by Alison Jeffers)     [html]
reviewed by Melissa Jackson Burns

Destruction in the Performative (edited by Alice Lagaay & Michael Lorber)   [html]
reviewed by Alena Tunprasert-Ahrens

<notes on contributors>

» M. Lane Bruner is professor of Rhetoric and Politics in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. His scholarly books include Strategies of Remembrance (U. of South Carolina Press, 2002); Democracy’s Debt (Humanity Press, 2009), and Repressive Regimes, Aesthetic States, and Arts of Resistance (Peter Lang, 2012). His Text & Performance Quarterly essay, “Carnivalesque Protest and the Humorless State,” won the Heston Award for performance studies scholarship at the National Communication Association in 2006.

» Melissa Jackson Burns is a doctoral student at the University of Missouri.

» Brittany D. Chávez is as artist-scholar-activist and PhD Student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also works as an associate performance artist with the world-renowned troupe La Pocha Nostra. She divides her time between North Carolina and México investigating issues of Latina/o migration & diaspora, queer politics, gendered violence, diaspora and race, and decolonial studies, among many other topics, through oral history and performance. [website].

» Lisa A. Costello is Associate Professor in the Department of Writing and Lingusitics at Georgia Southern University.

» Dino Dinco is a performance art curator and maker, filmmaker, theater director and multi-disciplinary artist. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Paris, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as in group shows in London, Paris, Antwerp, Hasselt (Belgium), Mexi-cali, New York, Hamburg & Chihuahua. His experimental short play, Real Women Have Periods, was presented at REDCAT (2010). His award-winning short film, El Abuelo, premiered at the Tate Modern in London (2008) and continues to screen in festivals and online as part of Frameline Voices. In 2011, he completed his first feature length documentary film, Homeboy, which profiles gay Latino men who were in gangs.

» Scott Ferguson (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is an Assistant Professor of Film & New Media Studies in the Department of Humanities & Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida. His research and pedagogy focus on contemporary moving image culture, modern rhetorics of development, the Montaignean essay, and critiques of neoliberalism.

» Timothy A. Gibson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. He has published articles at the intersection of media and urban studies in a variety of communication and cultural studies journals. He is also author of Securing the Spectacular City: The Politics of Revitalization and Homelessness in Downtown Seattle and co-editor (with Mark Lowes) of Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context.

» Kathryn Hobson (PhD University of Denver) is the Frederick Douglas Teaching Scholar in the Department of Communication at Bloosmburg University of Pennsylvania.

» John Farrell Kelly is a US veteran. He studied literature, theory, and writing at the University of Hawaii Maui College and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Recent publications include “Entering Water: Sea Lion Shamanism” (Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality); “Creating Ceremony: Healing the Spirit of Suicidal Veterans” (Transnational Literature); and “Things I Carry: Technologies of a Homeless Veteran” (Transnational Literature).

» Dawn Marie D. McIntosh (PhD University of Denver) is an Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at University of Denver.

» J. Rubén Valdés Miyares is a tenured lecturer in English and teaches cultural studies and discourse analysis at the University of Oviedo, in northern Spain. His academic interests in-clude popular culture (from medieval ballads to media and film studies), metahistory and per-formance. He co-edited Culture and Power: The Plots of History in Performance (2008), a collection of papers exploring the performative dimensions of historical narrative. The present article is part of ongoing research into the history of Joy Division and post-punk Manchester from the perspective of performance studies.

» Katrina M. Powell is Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech and is the author of The Anguish of Displacement (UVA Press, 2007) and editor of Answer at Once: Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938 (UVA Press, 2009).

» Rachel Reynolds is a queer feminist writer, Director of the (In)Visible Memoirs Project, and editor of two books: I Speak From My Palms (Memoir Journal) and Lionhearted (Memoir Journal), both released in 2013.

» Sue Ott Rowlands is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech and will join Northern Kentucky University as Vice President and Provost in January 2014. Her one-woman shows Mercury Seven with Signs Following and fig. 1 (Bryan) and Homebody (Kushner) have appeared in India, Taiwan, New Zealand, Italy, Chile, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Hungary, Wales, England, and Romania.

» Dale Smith is an assistant professor of English at Ryerson University, Toronto. His writing on rhetoric and poetics has appeared in Jacket 2, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Public Modalities: Rhetoric, Culture, Media, and the Shape of Public Life; his poetry can be found in The Baffler, Best American Poetry, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (University of Alabama Press, 2012); a current book-length project examines the relationship between amateurism and professionalism in the arts under forms of contemporary democracy. The three short pieces here are from his forth-coming book Slow Poetry in America (Cuneiform Press, 2014).

» Raechel Tiffe is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Communication Arts & Sciences department at Merrimack College. Her academic work has been published in Cultural Studies. Online, her writing can be seen on In Media Res, Teaching Media, and In Our Words.

» Alena Tunprasert-Ahrens is a doctoral student at the University of Missouri - St. Louis in the educational psychology department where she is examining the relationship between performance art and well-being. Alena became interested in performance art after being selected to work with Marina Abramovi? at MoMA PS1 (2012). Upon returning to her program, she found relationships between aspects of performance that can potentially enhance well-being. Currently she is a research assistant on the first systematic review on virtue and also exploring ways to foster virtue development through performative methods.

» Naida Zukić is Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts at BMCC, CUNY Manhattan.

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)

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