Rowman and Littlefield International

Performance Philosophy

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca (Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey, UK), Will Daddario (Independent Researcher, Asheville, NC, USA) and Alice Lagaay (Professor of Cultural Philosophy and Aesthetics, Design Department, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

 

Performance Philosophy is an emerging interdisciplinary field of thought, creative practice and scholarship. The Performance Philosophy book series comprises monographs and essay collections addressing the relationship between performance and philosophy within a broad range of philosophical traditions and performance practices operating across multiple art forms and everyday life, including: dance, choreography, movement and somatic practices; music, sound and silence; drama and theatre; performance art; sport; meditation and spiritual practices. It also includes studies of the performative aspects of life and, indeed, philosophy itself. As such, the series addresses the philosophy of performance as well as performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance.


Books in the series both contribute to and critique the philosophy of music, dance, theatre and performance – raising important questions about the hierarchy of the relationship between philosophy and the arts; and advancing debates on philosophical method by examining performance as both object and medium of philosophical enquiry.


Comprising texts written by philosophers, researchers from multiple disciplines, and international arts practitioners, the series offers both academic and non-academic audiences the opportunity to engage with questions of how performance thinks and how thought is performed, from the ancient to the contemporary. The series supports diversely situated authors consider ideas and practices coming from various geographical and cultural contexts, particularly in solidarity with wider projects to address the Eurocentrism of Philosophy and the decolonization of knowledge-practices more generally.

Editorial Review Board

Emmanuel Alloa, Assistant Professor in Philosophy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland;
Dr. Luciana Da Costa Dias, Associate Professor of Aesthetic and Theatre Theory, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil
Lydia Goehr, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA
James R. Hamilton, Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, USA
Bojana Kunst, Professor of Choreography and Performance, Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany;
Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Professor of Theatre Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fumi Okiji, Assistant Professor, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Prof. Martin Puchner, Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Alan Read, Professor of Theatre, King's College London, UK
Prof. Freddie Rokem, Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Phillip Zarrilli, Emeritus Professor of Performance Practice, University of Exeter, UK
Prof. Cosimo Zene, Emeritus Professor in the Study of Religions and World Philosophies, SOAS, UK