"Performance Cultures as Epistemic Cultures", a two-volume anthology co-edited by EXC 2020 member Torsten Jost, is now out with Routledge
News from May 09, 2023
We are excited to share that Performance Cultures as Epistemic Cultures, an anthology in two volumes co-edited by Torsten Jost, a member of Research Area 2: "Travelling Matters" of the Cluster of Excellence "Temporal Communities" has been published in Routledge's renowned "Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies" series.
The first volume, titled (Re)Generating Knowledges in Performance, offers stimulating analyses of performance cultures as particular habitats of knowledge practice. Writing from different regions of the world, the contributors offer nuanced examinations of the ways in which knowledge is (re)generated through performances and highlight the potential of the interweaving of performance cultures to enable performers and spectators to (re)generate vital knowledge in ever more diverse ways.
Volume II, Interweaving Epistemologies, examines performance cultures as dynamic environments of knowledge practice in which distinctive epistemologies are continuously (re)generated, cultivated, and indeed celebrated. Contributors critically question the (im)possibilities of interweaving epistemologies in contemporary artistic and academic contexts. They examine prevailing forms of epistemic violence, introduce key concepts and theories that enable a critique of unequal power relations, and explore innovative methods for working across and through epistemological divides.
Both volumes of Performance Cultures as Epistemic Cultures are closely related to Jost’s research project at the Cluster of Excellence, “Spectating as Epistemic Practice.” He co-edited them together with Erika Fischer-Lichte, Milos Kosic, and Astrid Schenka. The volumes include contributions from numerous distinguished scholars, such as Ann Cooper Albright, Anurima Banerji, Rustom Bharucha, Hanne M. de Bruin, Susan Leigh Foster, Ric Knowles, Walter D. Mignolo, Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sundar Sarukkai, and Christel Weiler.
The Routledge “Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies” series is renowned for its innovative scholarly studies and anthologies in the field, covering a wide range of topics spanning religion, politics, gender, race, ecology, and the avant-garde. Its titles feature dynamic interventions in established subjects and innovative studies of new topics.