Introduction: Intertwining Ethics, Aesthetics and Knowing

  • Fiona Bannon


The ideas expressed in this book recognise the rich possibilities inherent in the ways that we actively engage with one another. This is a situation aptly captured by James Joyce as a universe of ‘intermisunderstanding minds’. What is addressed across the pages of the book are some of the ways that we might recognise and affirm values and behaviours that can usefully be adopted in creating and engaging with performance. What has been sought is evidence of performance practice where groups of performance makers mobilise ethical and aesthetic sensitivities through their investigations into ever-evolving modes of joint authorship.


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  • Fiona Bannon
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  1. 1.University of LeedsLeedsUK

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