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Avant-Gardes in Performance

Preservation, Radicalism, and the Avant-Garde Canon

Editors: Ferreboeuf, R., Noble, F., Plunkett, T. (Eds.)

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About this book

Combining a range of content with self-reflexive examination by scholars and practitioners, this edited volume interrogates the contemporary significance of the avant-garde. Rather than focusing on a particular region, period, or movement, the contributors bring together case studies to examine what constitutes the avant-garde canon.

About the authors

Rebecca Ferreboeuf is an honorary research fellow at Durham University, UK. Her research focuses on the French and francophone avant-gardes. She has published on women writers and artists of the avant-gardes; she is also the managing editor of Cahiers Laure, a journal dedicated to French writer, Colette Peignot.

Fiona Noble holds a PhD in Hispanic Studies and Film and Visual Culture from the University of Aberdeen, UK. She has published on depictions of the body in Salvador Dalí, on cinematic representations of children in post-Franco Spain, and on intercultural lesbian relationships in contemporary Spanish cinema.

Tara Plunkett is a Lecturer in Spanish at University College Dublin. Her research focuses on Spanish and Latin American artists' use of the Surrealist aesthetic in works of self-fashioning. In May 2014, she curated the exhibition Out of the Ordinary: Contemporary Visions of the Avant-Garde, which was held at the Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast, Ireland.

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“Preservation, Radicalism, and the Avant-Garde Canon aims to investigate radical art in order to further critical thinking about the avant-garde. … The editors have fully conceptualized the book and skillfully chosen well-versed scholars across disciplines. The objects of study are appropriate and the prose is readable.” (Carol Martin, Theatre Journal, Vol. 69 (1), March, 2017) 


"Written by academics, curators and artists, it provides fresh insights into some high-profile avant-garde figures while shedding new light on a wealth of lesser-known practitioners. The book's engagement with the preservation of avant-garde work raises important curatorial and museological questions, while remaining alert to the risk of commodifying the avant-gardes. In challenging the parameters that have all too often restricted our understanding of the phenomenon, this book redefines the avant-gardes as emphatically plural, nomadic, and powerfully relevant in the twenty-first century." - Eric Robertson, Professor, Modern French Literary and Visual Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

"This wonderful book carefully scrutinizes - and brilliantly revitalizes - avant-gardist ambitions to displace, destabilize and deterritorialize artistic genres, academic disciplines, national canons and other tired frameworks: the margins keep coming!" - Nikolaj Lübecker, author of The Feel-Bad Film

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Exquisite Encounters with the Avant-Gardes

    Ferreboeuf, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

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  • Telling the Telling of the Tale: A Dialogue

    Harding, James M. (et al.)

    Pages 13-29

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  • Expanded Cinema: Curating Problems

    Ross, Julian

    Pages 35-49

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  • An Active Encounter: Tamás St. Turba’s Czechoslovakia Radio 1968 and Avant-Garde Objects in Contemporary Contexts

    Hickey, Ciara

    Pages 51-65

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  • Arnauld’s Poèmes à Claires-Voies (Openwork Poems)

    Hemus, Ruth

    Pages 71-85

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47930-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preservation, Radicalism, and the Avant-Garde Canon
Editors
  • R. Ferreboeuf
  • F. Noble
  • T. Plunkett
Series Title
Avant-Gardes in Performance
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47437-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137474377
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47930-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 277
Topics