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Sources: Beyond the Pale

  • Eric MullisEmail author
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Part of the Performance Philosophy book series (PPH)

Abstract

Pragmatist philosophy holds that autobiographical experience plays an important role in philosophical inquiry. After discussing the role autobiography plays in the work of William James, John Dewey, and Richard Shusterman, Mullis details two personal experiences that stimulated his performance research on ecstatic embodiment in Appalachian Pentecostalism. He then introduces an account of pluralist inquiry in which cultural history, dance history, ethnographic research, studio practice, and philosophical analysis inform choreographic and dramaturgical thinking which in turn assists in developing theatrical performance about the unique form of embodied experience sought by Pentecostals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queens University of CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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