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Performing Viral Pandemics?

Started by aha. Last reply by aha May 11, 2020. 2 Replies

Hi.Hopefully all is well!The shorty is a suggestion to start an online conversation group to elaborate questions from theCovid-19 oriented period and Performance Philosophy?eg. Intra-Active Virome?…Continue

We all have the same dream?

Started by Egemen Kalyon Apr 2, 2020. 0 Replies

Hello, "We all have the same dream" is my project that aims to create an archive from the dreams of our era and reinterpret Jung's "collective unconscious" concepts with performance and performing…Continue

Circus and Its Others 2020, UC Davis CFP

Started by Ante Ursic Mar 15, 2020. 0 Replies

Circus and its Others 2020November 12-15University of California, DavisRevised Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020Launched in 2014, the Circus and its Others research project explores the ways in which…Continue

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"Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance" Working Paper

Posted by Phillip Cartwright on January 15, 2020 at 21:28 0 Comments

Karolina Nevoina and I are pleased to announce availability of our working paper, "Further Evidence on the Meaning of Musical Performance". Special thanks to Professor Aaron Williamon and the Royal College of Music, Centre for Performance Science.…


Division of Labor - Denis Beaubois

Posted by Gabrielle Senza on February 23, 2018 at 0:36 0 Comments

I just came across Denis Beaubois, an Australian multidisciplinary artist whose work, Currency - Division of Labor might be of interest to researchers here.

It is a series of video/performance works that use the division of labor model in capitalism as a structural tool for performance.

From his website:

The Division of labour work explores…




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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 theorists.  Whether addressing the “culture industry’s” commodified degradation of art or defending Modernism, Adorno can be seen as a pioneer in the reciprocal critique of art and society, thereby making a case for his intellectual legacy.    


Many respected theorists such as Stuart Hall and his colleagues from the Birmingham School have criticized Adorno as an elitist whose attacks on popular culture are based on superficial arguments against cultural consumerism.  A smaller chorus of supporters, such as J.M. Bernstein and Martin Jay, has defended his work as an insightful critique of aesthetic degradation under capitalism.  What is Adorno’s legacy to cultural studies?  Moreover, is his theory relevant to understanding art and society today?   


The editors of The European Legacy (a peer-reviewed journal in its 19th year) have expressed their interest in publishing a Special Issue on Adorno’s cultural criticism relative to aesthetics, especially performance.  Original articles of 8,000-10,000 words should use Adorno’s critical theory in the context of aesthetics and performance towards addressing matters that may include the relationship between art and society, global capitalism’s impact on cultural production, the artist’s role in the culture industry, and the distinctions between modernism and postmodernism. 


As the Guest Editor of this Special Issue, please send your article to Peter Zazzali at: by 15 January 2015.  Please note if your submission is part of a dissertation, previously published work, or a former conference presentation.      


For more on The European Legacy’s guidelines to authors, please see the journal’s website at


Dr. Peter Zazzali

Assistant Professor

Department of Theatre

University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS 44045

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