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Visual Culture Studies presents 13 engaging and detailed interviews with some of the most influential intellectuals working today on the objects, subjects, media, and environments of visual culture. Exploring historical and theoretical questions of vision, the visual, and visuality, this collection reveals the provocative insights of these thinkers, as they have contributed in exhilarating ways to disturbing the parameters of more traditional areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. In so doing they have key roles in establishing visual culture studies as a significant field of inquiry. Each interview draws out the interests and commitments of the interviewee to critically interrogate the past, present, and future possibilities of visual culture studies and visual culture itself.

Performance, Live Culture and Things of the Heart1
Performance, live culture and things of the heart1
PeggyPhelan
Introduction

Having worked in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, from 1985 to 2002, Peggy Phelan is now the Ann O'Day Maples Chair in the Arts at Stanford University. She is the author of Unmarked: The Politics of Performance (1993), Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories (1997) Twentieth Century Performance (Routledge, 2008), and the forthcoming Death Rehearsals: The Performances of Andy Warhol and Ronald Reagan, as well as survey essays for the art catalogues Art and Feminism (2001) and Pipilotti Rist (2001). She is co-editor with the late Lynda Hart of Acting Out: Feminist Performances (1993) and with Jill Lane of The Ends of Performance ...

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