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Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama

Hedwig Fraunhofer

Abstract

Mapping the -- not always chronological -- trajectory from representationalist-naturalist theatre (Strindberg, Sartre) to the theatre of the historical avant-garde (Brecht, Artaud), this book puts milestones of modernist theatre in conversation with new materialist, posthumanist philosophy and affect theory. Arguing that existing modernization theories have been unnecessarily one-sided, Biopolitics, Materiality and Meaning in Modern European Drama offers a rewriting of modernity that cuts across binary methodologies – nature and culture, mind and matter, epistemology and ontology, critique and ... More

Keywords: modern theatre, affect, contagion, anxiety, biopolitics, totalitarianism, Strindberg, Sartre, Brecht, Artaud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474467438
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467438.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hedwig Fraunhofer, author
Georgia College