Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance / Edition 1

Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance / Edition 1

by Ellen Goellner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813521270

ISBN-13: 9780813521275

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Dance and literary studies have traditionally been at odds: dancers and dance critics have understood academic analysis to be overly invested in the mind at the expense of body signification; literary critics and theorists have seen dance studies as anti-theoretical, even anti-intellectual.  See more details below

Overview


Dance and literary studies have traditionally been at odds: dancers and dance critics have understood academic analysis to be overly invested in the mind at the expense of body signification; literary critics and theorists have seen dance studies as anti-theoretical, even anti-intellectual.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813521275
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Movement Movements1
Women Writing the Body: Let's Watch a Little How She Dances21
Samba: The Body Articulate39
Flaming Closets57
Unrest and Uncle Tom: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company's Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land81
Douglas Fairbanks: Thief of the Ballets Russes107
"A World without Collisions": Ballroom Dance in Athol Fugard's "Master Harold"... and the boys125
Choreographies141
Incalculable Choreographies: The Dance Practice of Marie Chouinard157
Force and Form in Faulkner's Light in August182
Mimique205
Stephane Mallarme, Loie Fuller, and the Theater of Femininity217
Textual Evidances231
Notes on Contributors247
Index251

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