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Więcej niż zwrot: performatywność jako podłoże przemian paradygmatycznych
More Than a Turn: The Performative as the Foundation for Paradigm Shifts

Author(s): Małgorzata Sugiera
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: First Contact; Science Fiction Literature; Human Condition; Stanisław Lem; Eden; Peter Watts; Blindsight; Richard Schechner; Diana Taylor; The Archive And The Repertoire

Summary/Abstract: Małgorzata Sugiera believes that in addressing the topic of man's first contact with the other, science fiction literature is a lens that focuses the current understanding of the human condition and its limitations. The author presents the essence of the performative turn by comparing Stanisław Lem's novel Eden (1958) and Peter Watts' Blindsight (2006). She also draws from the definition of the performative from the school competing with Richard Schechner's performance studies, suggested by Diana Taylor in The Archive and the Repertoire. Taylor perceives the performative as an attribute of human activity which establishes itself as an object unto itself.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 120
  • Page Range: 39-42
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish