Liminalities will publish reviews of any books relevant to performance studies, broadly construed. If you are interested in reviewing one of the books listed below, please send a note of inquiry to the book review editor, Chris McRae:

If interested in reviewing a title not listed below, send a note of proposal to the editor. Publishers should contact or send materials to Chris McRae, book review editor, Liminalities, Department of Communication, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, CIS 1040, Tampa, FL 33620-7800.

recent titles received for review:
(updated June 2016)

Masculinity/Femininity [documentary film + supplements], produced by Meredith Heil and Russell Sheaffer

Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice, edited by Monica Pendergast and Juliana Saxton

On Repetition: Writing, Performance & Art, edited by Eirini Kartsaki

Sensing Sound: Singing & Listening as Vibrational Practice by Nina Sun Eidsheim

Stages of Struggle and Celebration: A Production History of Black Theatre in Texas by Sandra M. Mayo and Elvin Holt

The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz (by Dario Sarlo)

Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art (by Jane Blocker)

Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking (Edited by Dustin Bradley Goltz and Jason Zingsheim)

Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Coreography of Citizenship (by Aimee Meredith Cox)
Disabled Theater (edited by Sandra Umathum and Benjamin Wihstutz)

Performance Art in Ireland: A History (edited by Áine Phillips)

Performative Listening: Hearing Others in Qualitative Research (by Christopher J. McRae)

Kabul Carnival: Gender Politics in Postwar Afghanistan (by Julie Billaud)

Steven Dietz: Four Plays for Family Audiences (ed. by Coleman A. Jennings)

Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (by Renee Green)

Performing the Nation: Genocide, Justice, Reconciliation (by Ananda Breed)

Under Bright Ligths: Gay Manila and the Global Scene (by Bobby Benedicto)

Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones (by Marta Effinger-Crichlow)

A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy (by Ian Brodie)

Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom (by Sarah Jane Cervenak)

City Choreographer: Lawrence Halprin in Urban Renewal America (by Alison Bick Hirsch)

Humanitarian Performance: From Disaster Tragedies to Spectacle of War (by James Thompson)

Celebration, Entertainment and Theatre in the Ottoman World (edited by Suraiya Farooqhi and Arzu Ozturkmen)

Czech Action Art: Happenings, Actions, Events, Land Art, Body Art and Perfromance Art Behind the Iron Curtain (Pavlína Morganová | Karolinum Press)

The Queen’s Dumbshows: John Lydgate and the Making of Early Theater (Claire Sponsler | U of Pennsylvania P)

Acting Up and Getting Down: Plays by African American Texans (Sandra M. Mayo & Elvin Holt, Eds. | U of Texas P)

The Work of Art in the World: Civic Engagement and Public Humanities (Doris Sommer | Duke UP)

Indians and Wannabes: Native American Powwow Dancing in the Northeast and Beyond (Ann M. Axtmann | UP of Florida)

Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (Dale M. Smith | U of Alabama P)

Pleading In the Blood: The Art and Performances of Ron Athey (Dominic Johnson, ed. | intellect live)

Direct Theory: Experimental Motion Pictures as Major Genre, 2nd edition (Edward S. Small and Timothy W. Johnson | Southern Illinois UP)

Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-Garde and Postdramatic Theatre (Mladen Ovadija | McGill-Queen's UP)

Belly Dance Around the World: New Communities, Performance and Identity (Eds. Caitlin E. McDonald and Barbara Sellers Young | McFarland)

Taking it to the Bridge: Music as Performance (eds. Nicholas Cook & Richard Pettengill | U of Michigan P)

Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis (Dwight Conquergood | U of Michigan P)

Performing the US Latina and Lation Borderlands (eds. Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval, and Peter J. García | Indiana UP)

Throwing the Body into the Fight: A Portrait of Raimund Hoghe (ed. Mary Kate Connolly | intellect)

Always More than One: Individuation's Dance (Erin Manning | Duke UP)

Live Art in LA: Performance in Southern California, 1970-1983 (ed. Peggy Phelan | Routledge)

The One and the Many: Contemporary Collaborative Art in a Global Context (Grant H. Kester | Duke UP)

Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art (Jennifer Doyle | Duke UP)

Theatre & Performance in Small Nations (ed. Steve Blandford | Intellect)

The Jumbies' Playing Ground: Old World Influences on Afro-Creole Masquerades in the Eastern Carribean (Robert Wyndham Nicholls | UP of Mississippi)

The Art of Making Do in Naples (Jason Pine | U of Minnesota P)

A Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of Cultural Revolution Culture (Barbara Mittler | Harvard UP)

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