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Title Avant-garde performance & the limits of criticism : approaching the Living Theatre, happenings/Fluxus, and the Black Arts movement / Mike Sell.
Author Sell, Mike, 1967-
Publication Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Edition First paperback edition.
Description vi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Call # 792.0974 S
Series Theater--theory/text/performance
Note Originated in the author's dissertation.
Originally published: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-313) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized -- Case 1: The Connection: Cruelty, Jazz, and Drug War, 1959---1963 -- Chapter 1: Cruelty and the Cold War -- Chapter 2: Jazz and Drug War -- Case 2: Happenings, Fluxus, and the Production of Memory -- Chapter 3: Bad Memory -- Chapter 4: The Avant-Garde Disappears -- Chapter 5: Performance and the Mode of Production -- Case 3: The Black Arts Movement: Text, Performance, Blackness -- Chapter 6: Blackness as Critical Practice -- Chapter 7: Blackness and Text -- Chapter 8: Was the Black Arts Movement an Avant-Garde?
Summary Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism looks at the American avant-garde during the Cold War period, focusing on the interrelated questions of performance practices, cultural resistance, and the politics of criticism and scholarship in the U.S. counterculture. This groundbreaking book examines the role of the scholar and critic in the cultural struggles of radical artists and reveals how avant-garde performance identifies the very limits of critical consideration. It also explores the popularization of the avant-garde: how formerly subversive art is eventually discovered by the mass media, is gobbled up by the marketplace, and finds its way onto the syllabi of college and university courses. This book is a timely and significant book that will appeal to those interested in avant-garde literary criticism, theater history, and performance studies.
Subject Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Fluxus (Group of artists)
Black Arts movement.
Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.) (OCoLC)fst00512959
Black Arts movement. (OCoLC)fst00833583
Fluxus (Group of artists) (OCoLC)fst00928396
Black Arts movement
Living Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Alt Title Avant-garde performance and the limits of criticism
ISBN 9780472033072
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