Neoanimisms and Necropolitics: The Live and the Document in Late Capitalist Time
Seminar by Rebecca Schneider

  • Neoanimisms and Necropolitics: The Live and the Document in Late Capitalist Time

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This seminar is a follow-up to the open lecture "Performance and Documentation" and it aims at critically discussing some theoretical texts that have expanded and troubled the category of the "live" as that category formerly served to separate documents from performance.

What is our investment in live art? Why now? In what ways does an expanded category of liveness augment neoliberal capitalism, and in what ways critique?

Registration requiered. Applications consisting of a bio (max. 300 words) and a brief explanation willingness to participate in the seminar (max. 500 words) should be sent to:, with "Points of Convergence" in the subject line. Deadline: April 15, 2014.

Specialist in theatre studies and performance at the intersection of the new media, literature, photography, architecture and the “performance-like nature” of everyday life. Lecturer on the history of theatre, cultural studies and performance theories.

Author of numerous books and publications, including: “The Explicit Body in Performance” (Routledge, 1997) and “Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment” (Routledge 2011). Co-editor of the anthology: “Re:Direction: A Theoretical and Practical Guide to 20th-Century Directing”. Schneider is a member of the editing team of “TDR: The Drama Review”, publisher in “Women and Theatre, a co-editor, together with David Krasner, of a book series “Theatre: Theory/Text/Performance" published by University of Michigan Press and adviser in the series “Performance Interventions" with Palgrave McMillin.

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