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Sensualities/Textualities and Technologies


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List of Illustrations Foreword; R.Allsopp Notes on Editors Notes on Contributors Introduction; S.Broadhurst & J.Machon PART I: WRITING AND TECHNOLOGIES - NEW EPISTEMOLOGIES Digital practices: new writings of the body; S.Broadhurst Texts from the Body; T.Warr De-Second-Naturing: Word Unbecoming Flesh in the work of Bodies in Flight; S.Giddens & S.Jones The body of the text: the uses of the 'ScreenPage' in new media; P.Ellis PART II: THE BODY WRITES ITSELF... PROSTHETIC HEAD: Ideas& Anecdotes on the Seductiveness of Embodied Conversational Agents; STELARC Performative (dis)closures - sensual readings and writings of the positive body; P.Woodward The Supernatural Embodied Text: Creating Moj of the Antarctic with the Living and the Dead; M.Adebayo The Physical Journal: The living body that writes and rewrites itself; O.Taiwo PART III: PERFORMING THE BODY/PERFORMING THE TEXT... WRITING THE BODY/WRITING THE TEXT Socializing the Self: Autoethnographical Performance and the Social Signature; J.Freeman La Fura dels Baus's XXX : Deviant Textualities& The Formless; R.Mock Bodies in suspension: the aesthetics of doubt in Honour Bound ; R.Fensham TRANSLATION: words < - > movement < - > bits; D.Stoppiello PART IV: CORPOREAL INTERTEXTUALITIES - BODY/TEXT/TECHNOLOGIES Speaking for Performance / Writing with the Voice; F.Templeton Authenticity and perception in the making of Utah Sunshine: a dance theatre/arts film; R.Way & R.Frampton (Syn)aesthetic Writings: Caryl Churchill's Sensual Textualities and the Rebirth of Text; J.Machon Index

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MOJISOLA ADEBAYO, actor, writer, teacher, director and producer RIC ALLSOPP, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Contemporary Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and Visiting Professor, Centre for Dance Education (HZT), University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin, Germany PHIL ELLIS, Lecturer in Media Arts and Television Arts, University of Plymouth, UK RACHEL FENSHAM, Professor of Dance and Theatre Studies, University of Surrey, UK, and Honorary Research Fellow, Monash University, Australia RUSSELL FRAMPTON, Associate Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, University of Plymouth, UK JOHN FREEMAN, Senior Lecturer in Modern Drama Studies, Brunel University, West London, UK SARA GIDDENS, choreographer and co-director of Bodies in Flight SIMON JONES, writer, scholar and co-director of Bodies in Flight ROBERTA MOCK, Reader in Performance, University of Plymouth, UK STELARC, Chair in Performance Art, Brunel University, West London, UK, and Senior Research Fellow, MARCS Labs, University of Western Sydney, Australia DAWN STOPPIELLO, choreographer and co-founder of Troika Ranch OLU TAIWO, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Art, University of Winchester, UK FIONA TEMPLETON, writer, performer, and director of performance group The Relationship TRACEY WARR, Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory, Oxford Brookes University, UK RUTH WAY, Senior Lecturer and Head of Theatre and Performance, University of Plymouth, UK PAUL WOODWARD, Senior Lecturer in Drama& Physical Theatre, St.Mary's University College, UK


'A challenging, occasionally irritating, but always worthwhile entry in a growing critical field. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals'

- R. Remshardt, University of Florida, Choice 2010 title

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