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The Archive and the Repertoire: Performing Cultural Memory in the Americas
In The Archive and the Repertoire preeminent performance studies scholar Diana Taylor provides a new understanding of the vital role of performance in the Americas. From plays to official events toExpand
Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War"
In Disappearing Acts , Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and spectatorship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, andExpand
Trauma and Performance: Lessons from Latin America
  • Diana Taylor
  • History
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language…
  • 1 October 2006
Human Rights violations traumatize more than the immediate victims of “barbarous acts.” they wound families, communities, and entire societies sometimes for years, even generations. While the UnitedExpand
Performance and/as History
The fiesta celebrated annually in Tepoztln, Mexico, repeatedly enacts a historyone that affirms a sense of identity and agency quite different from the one found in history books, allowing for theExpand
Remapping Genre through Performance: From “American” to “Hemispheric” Studies
  • Diana Taylor
  • Sociology
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language…
  • 1 October 2007
Performance as a genre allows for alternative mappings, providing a set of strategies and conventions that allow scholars to see practices that scripted genres might occlude. Like other genres,Expand
The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right
Perhaps the most deeply rooted stereotype of motherhood, editor Annelise Orleck writes, is "the notion that mothers are by definition apolitical, isolated with their children in a world of pureExpand
You Are Here: The DNA of Performance
Among the mothers and the children of the disappeared in Argentina, performance of various kinds is a way of marking, accusing, and remembering. How can performance transmit traumatic memory? How doExpand
Dancing with Diana: A Study in Hauntology
What's Diana to me, that I should weep for her? How and why does Princess Di's ghost haunt our memories as well as the latest political crisis?
Theatre of Crisis