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Affect, Animals, and Autists : Feeling Around the Edges of the Human in Performance - (Hardcover)

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When theater and related forms of live performance explore the borderlands labeled animal and autism, they both reflect and affect their audiences’ understanding of what it means to be human. Affect, Animals, and Autists maps connections across  performances that question the borders of the human whose neurodiverse experiences have been shaped by the diagnostic label of autism, and animal-human performance relationships that dispute and blur anthropocentric edges.

By analyzing specific structures of affect with the vocabulary of emotions, Marla Carlson builds upon the conception of affect articulated by psychologist Silvan Tomkins. The book treats a diverse selection of live performance and archival video and analyzes the ways in which they affect their audiences. The range of performances includes commercially successful productions such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, and The Lion King as well as to the more avant-garde and experimental theater created by Robert Wilson and Christopher Knowles, Back to Back Theatre, Elevator Repair Service, Pig Iron Theatre, and performance artist Deke Weaver.
Number of Pages: 259
Genre: Performing Arts, Literary Criticism, Psychology
Sub-Genre: General, Psychopathology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Book theme: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Marla Carlson
Language: English
Street Date: May 21, 2018
TCIN: 53680346
UPC: 9780472073825
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-7052
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