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Not The Other Avant Garde

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Author: James M. Harding
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472025091
Size: 53.11 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Almost without exception, studies of the avant-garde take for granted the premise that the influential experimental practices associated with the avant-garde began primarily as a European phenomenon that in turn spread around the world. These ten original essays, especially commissioned for Not the Other Avant-Garde, forge a radically new conception of the avant-garde by demonstrating the many ways in which the first- and second-wave avant-gardes were always already a transnational phenomenon, an amalgam of often contradictory performance traditions and practices developed in various cultural locations around the world, including Africa, the Middle East, Mexico, Argentina, India, and Japan. Essays from leading scholars and critics-including Marvin Carlson, Sudipto Chatterjee, John Conteh-Morgan, Peter Eckersall, Harry J. Elam Jr., Joachim Fiebach, David G. Goodman, Jean Graham-Jones, Hannah Higgins, and Adam Versényi-suggest collectively that the very concept of the avant-garde is possible only if conceptualized beyond the limitations of Eurocentric paradigms. Not the Other Avant-Garde is groundbreaking in both avant-garde studies and performance studies and will be a valuable contribution to the fields of theater studies, modernist studies, art history, literature, and music history. "Joins the growing field of critical and transnational theories on the arts. . . its grounding in live performance and its foregrounding of the performative human body presents a new theoretical paradigm that is pathbreaking." --Haiping Yan, University of California, Los Angeles James M. Harding is Associate Professor of English at Mary Washington University. He is author of Adorno and "A Writing of the Ruins": Essays on Modern Aesthetics and Anglo-American Literature and Culture and editor of Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality. John Rouse is Associate Professor of Theater at the University of California, San Diego. He is author of Brecht and the West German Theatre.


Theater Of The Avant Garde 1890 1950

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Author: Robert Knopf
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021054X
Size: 32.53 MB
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Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 512
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An essential volume for theater artists and students alike, this anthology includes the full texts of sixteen important examples of avant-garde drama from the most daring and influential artistic movements of the first half of the twentieth century, including Symbolism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dada, and Surrealism. Each play is accompanied by a bio-critical introduction by the editor, and a critical essay, frequently written by the playwright, which elaborates on the play’s dramatic and aesthetic concerns. A new introduction by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten contextualizes the plays in light of recent critical developments in avant-garde studies. By examining the groundbreaking theatrical experiments of Jarry, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Artaud, and others, the book foregrounds the avant-garde’s enduring influence on the development of modern theater.


Decentring The Avant Garde

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Author: Per Bäckström
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401210373
Size: 69.84 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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Decentring the Avant-Garde presents a collection of articles dealing with the topography of the avant-garde. The focus is on different responses to avant-garde aesthetics in regions traditionally depicted as cultural, geographical and linguistic peripheries. Avant-garde activities in the periphery have to date mostly been described in terms of a passive reception of new artistic trends and currents originating in cultural centres such as Paris or Berlin. Contesting this traditional view, Decentring the Avant-Garde highlights the importance of analysing the avant-garde in the periphery in terms of an active appropriation of avant-garde aesthetics within different cultural, ideological and historical settings. A broad collection of case studies discusses the activities of movements and artists in various regions in Europe and beyond. The result is a new topographical model of the international avant-garde and its cultural practices.


Innovation Konvention

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Author: Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839424534
Size: 60.35 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : de
Pages : 330
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»The more things change, the more they stay the same.« Dieses Buch widmet sich dem Verhältnis von Innovation und Konvention und zeigt: Ein dichotomisches und positivistisches Verständnis der auch im gegenwärtigen hegemonialen Diskurs zentralen Begriffe greift notwendigerweise zu kurz. Es gilt hingegen, das Verhältnis von Innovation und Konvention als wechselseitig vermittelt zu begreifen. Die literatur-, kultur- und medienwissenschaftlichen Beiträge setzen sich kritisch-theoretisch mit diesem Verhältnis auseinander, indem sie es jeweils unterschiedlich als historisch kontingente und medial disponierte Differenzierung, Dialektik oder Hybridität denken und an (kulturellen) Texten, Medien und Praxen von der Romantik bis in die Gegenwart explizieren.


The Arab Avant Garde

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Author: Thomas Burkhalter
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573876
Size: 75.87 MB
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Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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From jazz trumpeters drawing on the noises of warfare in Beirut to female heavy metallers in Alexandria, the Arab culture offers a wealth of exciting, challenging, and diverse musics. The essays in this collection investigate the plethora of compositional and improvisational techniques, performance styles, political motivations, professional trainings, and inter-continental collaborations that claim the mantle of “innovation” within Arab and Arab diaspora music. While most books on Middle Eastern music-making focus on notions of tradition and regionally specific genres, The Arab Avant Garde presents a radically hybrid and globally dialectic set of practices. Engaging the “avant-garde”—a term with Eurocentric resonances—this anthology disturbs that presumed exclusivity, drawing on and challenging a growing body of literature about alternative modernities. Chapters delve into genres and modes as diverse as jazz, musical theatre, improvisation, hip hop, and heavy metal as performed in countries like Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and the United States. Focusing on multiple ways in which the “Arab avant-garde” becomes manifest, this anthology brings together international writers with eclectic disciplinary trainings—practicing musicians, area studies specialists, ethnomusicologists, and scholars of popular culture and media. Contributors include Sami W. Asmar, Michael Khoury, Saed Muhssin, Marina Peterson, Kamran Rastegar, Caroline Rooney, and Shayna Silverstein, as well as the editors.


Cutting Performances

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Author: James M. Harding
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472035207
Size: 35.90 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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Sheds light on the critical role that women artists have played in the evolution of the American avant-garde


A Cultural History Of The Avant Garde In The Nordic Countries 1950 1975

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004310509
Size: 61.41 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 900
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A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975 is the first publication to deal with the postwar avant-garde in the Nordic countries from a transnational perspective including all the arts and a broader cultural and political context.


A Cultural History Of The Avant Garde In The Nordic Countries 1925 1950

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900438829X
Size: 41.97 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 992
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A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950 is the first work to consider all the arts and to discuss the role of the avant-garde not only in aesthetic terms but in its cultural and political context.


Das Poetische Theater Frankreichs Im Zeichen Des Surrealismus

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Author: Susanne Becker
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823392891
Size: 61.60 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : de
Pages : 311
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Im Gegensatz zum breit rezipierten absurden Theater wurde das poetische Theater Frankreichs trotz seiner damaligen Wirkkraft von der Forschung bisher noch nicht als eigenständiges ästhetisches Phänomen erfasst. Diese Arbeit definiert und erforscht das poetische Theater der Nachkriegszeit am Beispiel von René de Obaldia, Romain Weingarten und Georges Schehadé. Als später Ausläufer des surrealistischen Theaters steht das poetische Theater in einer avantgardistischen Tradition, weshalb die Avantgardetheorie als Referenzrahmen dient. Für die unterschiedlichen Phasen des Avantgardetheaters (historische Avantgarde, nouveau théâtre, postdramatisches Theater) werden Denkmodelle entworfen, die seine Entwicklung illustrieren und eine Situierung des poetischen Theaters innerhalb der Avantgarde möglich machen.


The Bloomsbury Handbook Of Sound Art

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Author: Sanne Krogh Groth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501338803
Size: 13.54 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 584
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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art explores and delineates what Sound Art is in the 21st century. Sound artworks today embody the contemporary and transcultural trends towards the post-apocalyptic, a wide sensorial spectrum of sonic imaginaries as well as the decolonization and deinstitutionalization around the making of sound. Within the areas of musicology, art history, and, later, sound studies, Sound Art has evolved at least since the 1980s into a turbulant field of academic critique and aesthetic analysis. Summoning artists, researchers, curators, and critics, this volume takes note of and reflects the most recent shifts and drifts in Sound Art--rooted in sonic histories and implying future trajectories.