'On Anthropomorphism', Performance Research 20(2)

May, Shaun and Allen, Richard, eds. (2015) 'On Anthropomorphism', Performance Research 20(2). Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts, 20 (2). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1352-8165. E-ISSN 1469-9990. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13528165.2015.1026710) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

On Anthropomorphism concerns itself with performances and artworks that explore the complex of interesting and mutually contradictory ideas located under the umbrella term, ‘anthropomorphism’. On the one hand, it is used to refer to something that resembles a human, and on the other hand it refers to our natural tendency to read human characteristics in the non-human object or animal. Moreover, an interrogation of the concept of anthropomorphism, especially as it is found in contemporary performance, suggests that there is not a singular line dividing the human from the non-human but a vast terrain that houses the comical, the uncanny and the abject. The aim of this issue is to elucidate anthropomorphism in its multitude of aspects, thereby shedding light on discourses around object theatre and ecological performance that attempt to understand the more-than-human world in a way that goes beyond ‘mere’ anthropomorphism.

Item Type: Edited Journal
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1655 Drama
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theatre
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts > Drama and Theatre
Depositing User: Shaun May
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2016 11:37 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 14:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53840 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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