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The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies brings together, in a single volume, reviews of the major research in performance studies and identifies directions for further investigation. It is the only comprehensive collection on the theories, methods, politics, and practices of performance relating to life and culture. Edited by D. Soyini Madison and Judith Hamera, this Handbook serves scholars and students across the disciplines by delineating the scope of the field, the critical and interpretive methods used, and the theoretical and ethical presumptions that guide work in this exciting and growing area.

The Strange Case of the Body in the Performance of Literature Classroom: An Enduring Mystery
The strange case of the body in the performance of literature classroom: An enduring mystery
Autism as Metaphor: Four Preludes on Performance and the Body's Pedagogy

Twenty years after receiving my first PhD in interpretation (now performance studies) from Northwestern University, I have returned to my home town (Oak Park, the western suburb of Chicago that produced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Carol Shields, and my own high school classmate Jane Hamilton) to begin work as a graduate student again at one of Illinois' public universities, the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today I have entered an equally “blurry” field, disability studies. It is an exciting, if somewhat dizzying time to be ...

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