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New performance art channel on Vimeo.

Started by Gary Setzer. Last reply by Gary Setzer Aug 14. 1 Reply

Hey, Contemporary Performance Network.I've started a new Performance Art Channel on Vimeo--there were a couple, but they're not very active.If you have a Vimeo account please follow the channel…Continue

Tags: Video, Performance, Vimeo

broken heart syndrome

Started by Savannah Dalcourt. Last reply by advyl kuza Jul 11. 6 Replies

Giselle comes to mind, of course, but are there any other performance pieces which highlight death from a broken heart?Continue

Educational Journal of Philosophy

Started by Atanaska Cholakova Jun 5. 0 Replies

Dear friends,I am using the forum to announce that the Educational Journal of Philosophy, published by the Ministry of Education and Science in Bulgaria is gathering papers for our third volume this…Continue

Tags: Bulgaria, performance, publication, philosophy

Staging Moral Philosophy

Started by Matthew Hood. Last reply by Darla Migan May 21. 1 Reply

'Theatre was born out of a universal, irresistible attraction to the new and extraordinary, a desire to feel oneself put into a state of passion'.(Friedrich Schiller).Can our attraction to the "new"…Continue

Tags: Philosophy, Audience, Studies, Theory, Moral

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Crisis, Critique, and the Possibilities of the Political

Posted by Anna Street on October 15, 2014 at 21:03 0 Comments

EIRINI AVRAMOPOULOU interviews Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou apropos the

publication of their book

Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (Polity Press, 2013)

Introduction to the Interview

By intertwining significant philosophical questions on subjectivity, precarity, biopolitics and performativity with contemporary dilemmas on acts of dissidence, collective protests, activism…


Reading Butler: speculations on the limitations of Brecht

Posted by Jena A Zelezny on October 14, 2014 at 9:19 0 Comments

Reading Butler: speculations on the limitations of Brecht


The focus of this article is on integrating the contributions made by Butler’s work to an understanding and expansion of performance and, in particular, what is called the Brechtian method. The following was written between 2008 and 2010 as part of my first thesis and rather than develop a purely theoretical formulation of any…


Call for Articles on Adorno

Posted by Karoline Gritzner on October 8, 2014 at 15:33 0 Comments

Call for Articles: The European Legacy’s Special Issue on the Legacy of Adorno’s Criticism in Aesthetics and Performance  


Regarded as one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth-century, Theodor Adorno’s work ranges from cultural criticism, Marxism, and aesthetic theory to philosophy and sociology.  A trained musician, his work demonstrates an unusual balance between theory and praxis, a combination that distinguishes him from many other critical…



Posted by robin bale on October 7, 2014 at 18:12 0 Comments

An homage to the dialect of the place I grew up in. Glottals like hawking up phlegm or a kick in the balls,…



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Maïté Marciano commented on Anna Dreher's group Performance Philosophy (in) Germany//German Researchers-Artists-Teachers
"Dear group members, we are proud to announce that Simon Critchley, Erika Fischer-Lichte, and Hans-Thies Lehmann will be the keynote speakers at our Symposium on Performance Philosophy and the Future of Genre to be held at the ICI Berlin from…"
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A place for performative philosophers, performative social scientists, performative thinkers and researchers of all kinds who live in, come from or work in Germany to connect and get to know each other('s work)See More
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Zizek, Lacan and Performance

This group is open to all researchers interested in the work of Slavoj Žižek and its implications and applications for theatre and performance studies, as well as consideration of performance in relation to Žižek's study Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian idealism, and Marxian political economy.Work on the first edited collection to consider Žižek and Performance is underway, and we invite researchers to continue the conversation and propose new projects.See More
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Philosophy On Stage

Philosophy on Stage is a festival format at the edge of philosophy and arts.A main interest of of this format to do philosophy is to elaborate this precarious status of matter within the performance of an act to show that matter is not only a necessary condition to actually fulfill an act, but plays a significant role in determining the semantic meaning of it.Slogan of the last festival Philosophy On Stage #3 at House Wittgenstein in Vienna (sponsored by the Austrian Science Funds FWF TRP…See More
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This working group was founded in 2012 and is hosted by the Columbia University graduate reading group in Theatre and Performance Studies. It brings together a community of humanities researchers (both from Columbia and the larger New York area) whose scholarly training has not taken place within departments of philosophy but whose work nevertheless stages interdisciplinary encounters with philosophical history and discourse. Our readings for 2012-13 are focusing on the work of Martin Heidegger.See More
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Phenomenology of Performance

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This group is interested in the multiple relationships between music, performance, and philosophy. No particular methodology or intellectual tradition is emphasised: the purpose of the group is to further the understanding of philosophy in, and as music performance, and of music performance as philosophy.See More
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