New Publication

A special issue of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, edited by Pascal Fischer and Julia Novak has now been published:

This special issue of Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik considers the dynamic relationship between poetry and performance from a variety of perspectives, ranging from a conception of performance as live presentation of a poetic text on a physical stage to the performativity inscribed in written texts and to notions of social performativity as envisioned, for instance, by Judith Butler. The contributions to this volume offer a thorough theoretical engagement with poetry-as-performance that variously explores aspects of the mediality of poetry, the interface of poetic communication and performative disciplines such as theatre and music, as well as the performative construction of authorial identity through poetry.