Performance and Posthumanism

Staging Prototypes of Composite Bodies

Editors: Stalpaert, Christel, Van Baarle, Kristof, Karreman, Laura (Eds.)

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  • Explores the relation between posthumanism and the performing arts and how insights from both fields might benefit from each other
  • Analyses the posthumanist condition in relation to the performing arts
  • Brings together renowned scholars and artists to share their ideas and work
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Recent technological and scientific developments have demonstrated a condition that has already long been upon us. We have entered a posthuman era, an assertion shared by an increasing number of thinkers such as N. Katherine Hayles, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, Richard Grusin, and Bernard Stiegler. The performing arts have reacted to these developments by increasingly opening up their traditionally ‘human’ domain to non-human others. Both philosophy and performing arts thus question what it means to be human from a posthumanist point of view and how the agency of non-humans – be they technology, objects, animals, or other forms of being – ‘works’ on both an ontological and performative level. The contributions in this volume brings together scholars, dramaturgs, and artists, uniting their reflections on the consequences of the posthuman condition for creative practices, spectatorship, and knowledge.

About the authors

Christel Stalpaert is Professor of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at the Art Studies Department at Ghent University, Belgium. She is director of the research centre S:PAM (Studies in Performing Arts and Media) and co-founder of CoDa | Cultures of DanceResearch Network for Dance Studies.
Kristof van Baarle is post-doctoral researcher at the Research Centre for Visual Poetics, Antwerp University, Belgium. As a dramaturg, he works with Kris Verdonck and Michiel Vandevelde.Together with Verdonck, he is conducting an artistic research project on Samuel Beckett and Noh at KASK – School of Arts, Belgium.
Laura Karreman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where she teaches on the BA Media and Culture, the MA Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy, and the RMA Media, Art and Performance Studies courses.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Performance and Posthumanism
Book Subtitle
Staging Prototypes of Composite Bodies
Editors
  • Christel Stalpaert
  • Kristof Van Baarle
  • Laura Karreman
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74745-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74745-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74744-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 352
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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