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Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde

Cutting Performances: Collage Events, Feminist Artists, and the American Avant-Garde

by James M. Harding
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ISBN-13: 9780472117185
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 02/25/2010
Series: Theater: Theory/Text/Performance Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James M. Harding is Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington. His other books include Not the Other Avant-Garde: Transnational Foundations of Avant-Garde Performance (with John Rouse); Restaging the Sixties: Radical Theaters and Their Legacies (with Cindy Rosenthal); and Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Toward a Feminist Historiography of American Avant-Garde Performance: Theories and Contexts 1

Chapter 2 Nude Descending Bleecker Street Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Performing Gender in New York Dada 35

Chapter 3 Avant-Garde Performance, Collage Aesthetics, and Feminist Historiographies in Gertrude Stein's The Mother of Us All 67

Chapter 4 Between Material and Matrix Yoko Ono's Cut Piece and the Unmaking of Collage 93

Chapter 5 Between Dialectics, Decorum, and Collage Sabotaging Schneemann at the Dialectics of Liberation Congress, London 1967 121

Chapter 6 Forget Fame Valerie Solanas, the Simplest Surrealist Act, and the (Re)Assertion of Avant-Garde Priorities 151

Conclusion: Collage and Community 175

Notes 183

Index 215

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