On Anthropomorphism

The April 2015 issue of Performance Research has arrived in the library…

You’ll find the print copy on the journal rack next to the library counter & you can search back issues on the International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance (IBTD) via OpenAthens (check out the NSCD Library website for more info on ejournals).

Performance Research
Volume 20, Number 2, April 2015

Front cover of Performance Research: Volume 20 Issue 2 - On Anthropomorphism

On Anthropomorphism
Issue editors: Richard Allen and Shaun May
ISSN: 1352-8165 (2015) 20:2

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. Image: Landing in the Diorama

Back cover of Performance Research: Volume 20 Issue 2 - On Anthropomorphism

Source: ©Tosh Chiang, Creative Commons Licence, http://bit.ly/1F8CtP8, 05 May 2015, http://www.performance-research.org/current-issue.php