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Introduction: perspectives on performativity and creativity
Introduction: perspectives on performativity and creativity

Author(s): Martin Procházka
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství

Summary/Abstract: This special issue has originated from an international conference on “Performativity and Creativity in Modern Cultures,” which took place at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague in November 2019 as a part of the research project “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World.” Whereas the topics of conference presentations ranged from “performativity in modern technology and media cultures” to “formation of the self and the public sphere” in theatre and rituals, this issue focuses on two major perspectives on performativity: philosophical/aesthetic and theatrical/dramatic. Apart from semiotic, existential and legal angles, the first perspective comprises more complex approaches of language and political philosophy as well as those of the theories of fiction and media. The second perspective includes models as performatives in theatrical and social practice, anthropologically defined types of play and distinct forms of media transposition. The problems of creativity, ranging from the making of aesthetic objects in poetry and modelling worlds through play to uses of masks for the construction of a public persona are discussed in the framework of these perspectives representing two major dimensions of performativity.

  • Issue Year: 30/2020
  • Issue No: 60
  • Page Range: 1-11
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English