Performing Stories

Narrative as Performance

Nina Tecklenburg

Performing Stories

Nina Tecklenburg

Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated by William Locke Wheeler
440 pages | 14 halftones | 6 x 9
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780857428462 Will Publish February 2020 World sales rights except India
Contents
I. PERFORMING STORIES: AN INTRODUCTION

1. Origin Story Number One
2. Historical Contexts
2.1 Illusion, Distance, Presence, Interaction:
Stations of Narrative in Twentieth-Century Theatre
2.2 Wired Narration and Narrative Self-Performance
3. Terminological Foundations
3.1 Narrating: How to Do Things with Stories
3.2 Narrative Performances. Challenging Terminological Presuppositions
4. Protagonists, Plots, Methods


II. (THEORETICAL) SCENES OF NARRATIVE

1. A Walk-In Crime Story (Uwe Mengel)
2. Perspectives from Theatre Studies and Narratology
2.1 Between Drama and Performance: Narration as Deviation and Exclusion
2.2 Between Language and Representation: Narration as Verbal Communication and Arrangement of Incidents
3. Shifting Perspectives: Narrative as Process and Performance
3.1 Plotting, Narrative Knowledge, Narrative Energy.
On the Openness of Narration
3.2 Toward a Dynamic Concept of Narration
3.3 Entanglement, Narration-Action, Transmission.
Narration as Cultural and Social Practice


III. NARRATION GAMES

1. Narrating and Playing
2. Narration as (Language) Game (Wittgenstein)
3. And on the Thousandth Night … :
A Competition (Forced Entertainment)
3.1 Fabula Interrupta: Narrative Desire
3.2 Making a Play for It: The Canon of Stories and Politics of Narration
4. Narrative Self-Legitimization of the Social Bond (Lyotard)
5. Morally Entangled: A Roleplay (SIGNA)
5.1 Games of Trust and Secretiveness: Among Witnesses
5.2 Rumour Mills and Telling Swarms:
On the Power of Flying Narration


IV. STORIED THINGS: (AUTO)BIOGRAPHICAL COLLECTING, TAILORING, CRAFTING

1. How Things Narrate Us: Narrative Cargo
2. A Shambles of (Auto)Biographical Things (Bobby Baker)
2.1 Oneself
2.2 Recalcitrant Things, Story-Mixes and Trying to Self-Cleanse
3. Tailoring Identity (She She Pop)
3.1 Trying on Stories Like Clothes
3.2 The Self-Narrative as Fetish


V. NARRATIVE MOVEMENTS – NARRATIVE SPACES

1. Narrative Walks
2. Reading, Following and Leaving Traces (Janet Cardiff, plan b)
2.1 On the Narrativity of Traces
2.2 Narrivigating the City
3. The Flyneur and narrative Cartography (LIGNA, plan b)
3.1 GPS-Flânerie
3.2 Movement—Narration—Mapping


VI. TELLING EVENTS

1. (Re)Telling Performances
2. Anticipated Nostalgia:
The Performance as Grand Narrative (Lone Twin)
2.1 Event—Narration—Stories
2.2 A Cyclist’s Odyssey: On Anecdotal Heroic Deeds
2.3 Recycling: Communal History and Repeated Ending
3. Narrating Performance Art:
On the (De)Mythologization of the Performance (Boryana Rossa)
3.1 The Myth of the Event, the Myth of the Performance
3.2 Make (No) Graven Images: The Myth of Performance Art
3.3 A Matter of Life and Death: Hidden Narratives of Body Art


VII. CONCLUSION: THE NEW THEATRE OF NARRATION

1. Retelling, Recounting
2. Propositions
2.1 Performance Theory as Narrative Knowledge Praxis
2.2 Towards a Performative Turn in Narratology
2.3 Semiosis and Aisthesis and Their Asymmetrical Entanglement
3. Origin Story Number Two
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https://press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Seagull Books. RSS Feed