Mourning Sex: Performing Public Memories
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Beschreibung"Mourning Sex" employs an impressive range of cultural representations to examine how cultures perform their mourning. The texts examined range from a recent film made by a man dying of AIDS, to the remains of the Rose theatre. Other chapters explore the performance of grief through: the paintings of Caravaggio and Holbein; the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearings; and Freud's patient Anna O.
In "Mourning Sex," Phelan meditates upon the trauma of loss, erotically and performatively, in an extraordinary fusion of critical and creative writing which erodes the distinction between art and theory, fact and fiction.
This work by the author of the highly-accalimed "Unmarked" makes a stunning advance in performance theory in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, and cultural studies. relation to texts and events ranging from the paintings of Caravaggio and Holbein, to Massi and Friedman's film "Silverlake Life" to the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas hearing Peggy Phelan meditates upon the performance and erotics of the trauma of loss. Experimental and theoretically informed Mourning Sex advances performance theory in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, and cultural studies. "Mourning Sex" examines how cultures perform their mourning. Employing a wide range of cultural representations--from Caravaggio's 1601 painting, "The Incredulity of St. Thomas" to Tom Joslin's, Mark Massi's and Peter Friedman's 1992 film "Silver Lake Life: The View From Here," "Mourning Sex" meditates on the trauma of loss, erotically, and performatively. Experimental and theoretically informed, "Mourning Sex" advances performance theory in dialogue with psychoanalysis, queer theory, andcultural studies.
1. Introduction: This Book's Body
2. Whole Wounds: Bodies at the Vanishing Point
3. Immobile Legs, Stalled Words: Psychoanalysis and Moving Deaths
4. Uncovered Rectums: Disinterring the Rose Theatre
5. Bloody Nose, Loose Noose: Hearing Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas
6. Shattered Skulls: Rodney King and Holbein's The Ambassadors
7. Failed Live(r)s: Whatever Happened to Her Public Grief? In Memory of Rena Grant (1959-92)
8. Infected Eyes: Dying Man with a Movie Camera: Silverlake Life: The View From Here
PortraitPeggy Phelan is Chair of the Department of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten