Performance Phenomenology

To The Thing Itself

  • Stuart Grant
  • Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie
  • Matthew Wagner

Part of the Performance Philosophy book series (PPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Stuart Grant, Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie, Matthew Wagner
    Pages 1-16
  3. Performance and Phenomenology

  4. Phenomenology of Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Sondra Fraleigh
      Pages 87-110
    3. Sean Redmond
      Pages 165-183
    4. Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie, Pierre-Jean Renaudie
      Pages 185-202
  5. Performance as Phenomenology/Phenomenology as Performance

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-337

About this book


This collection of essays addresses emergent trends in the meeting of the disciplines of phenomenology and performance. It brings together major scholars in the field, dealing with phenomenological approaches to dance, theatre, performance, embodiment, audience, and everyday performance of self. It argues that despite the wide variety of philosophical, ontological, epistemological, historical and methodological differences across the field of phenomenology, certain tendencies and impulses are required for an investigation to stand as truly phenomenological. These include: description of experience; a move towards fundamental conditions or underlying essences; and an examination of taken-for-granted presuppositions. The book is aimed at scholars and practitioners of performance looking to deepen their understanding of phenomenological concepts and methods, and philosophers concerned with issues of embodiment, performativity and enaction.


performance philosophy practice of performance Husserl Derrida Levinas Merleau-Ponty

Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart Grant
    • 1
  • Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie
    • 2
  • Matthew Wagner
    • 3
  1. 1.Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Catholic UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.University of Surrey GuildfordUK

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