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: cjmcrae@usf.edu

If interested in reviewing a title not listed below, send a note of proposal to the editor. Publishers should contact cjmcrae@usf.edu 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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