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Performance and Performativity in German Cultural Studies


Carolin Duttlinger, Lucia Ruprecht and Andrew Webber

Contents: Carolin Duttlinger/Lucia Ruprecht: Introduction – Elizabeth Boa: Aping and Parroting: Imitative Performance in Goethe’s Die Wahlverwandtschaften – Ellis Hanson: Confession as Seduction: The Queer Performativity of the Cure in Sacher-Masoch’s Venus im Pelz – Johannes Türk: ‘Die Taktik der inneren Linie’: Performativity in Discourse on Trauma and in Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften – Claudia Liebrand/Ines Steiner: Techniques of Montage and Performances of Gender in Gustav Machatý’s Ekstase – Katrin Oltmann: ‘The final act is yet to be played...’: Gender Performance and Masquerade in Alexander Korda’s Samson und Delila – Marino Guida: Resisting Performance: Straub/Huillet’s Filming of Kafka’s Der Verschollene – David Barnett: Text as Material? The Category of ‘Performativity’ in Three Postdramatic German Theatre-Texts – Uta Staiger: Beyond the Body Politic: Reconsidering Performance and the State in Heiner Müller’s Versions of Medea – David Prickett: Envisioning the Homosexual: Gender Performance, Photography, and the Modernist Homosexual Aesthetic – Beth Linklater: ‘Ein einsames unverstandenes Kunstwerk’: Performing Gender through Make-up in Ingeborg Bachmann’s ‘Probleme Probleme’ and Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills – Cathy S. Gelbin: Metaphors of Genocide: The Staging of Jewish History and Identity in the Art of Tanya Ury – Markus Hallensleben: Performance of Metaphor: The Body as Text - Text Implantation in Body Images.