Performance, Paradigms of Visual Culture and The Matrices of Representation: Anna Deavere Smith’s on The Road

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Title Performance, Paradigms of Visual Culture and The Matrices of Representation: Anna Deavere Smith’s on The Road
 
Creator Biju, C.S.
 
Description This paper attempts to put radically in to question the hegemonic choices of representation in western visual culture by examining Anna Deavere Smith’s performance series On the Road: A Search for American Character. What is brought to the sharp focus of this study is the logic of perpetuating the conventional categories of race, ethnicity, gender and age in performance – a logic that prevails in the mainstream media; more specifically in theatre – and the unmasking of these categories in representation.
Then with a shout we rushed upon him and locked our arms about him; but the ancient god had not forgotten his craft and cunning. He became in turn a bearded lion, a snake, a panther, a monstrous boar; then running water, then a towering and leafy tree, but we kept our hold, unflinching and undismayed, and in the end this master of dreaded secrets began to tire. So he broke into speech ... .
                                                     The Odyssey  IV, 384 ff.
 
Publisher Smart Moves
 
Date 2021-05-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11025
10.24113/ijellh.v9i5.11025
 
Source SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH ; Vol. 9 No. 5 (2021): May ; 25-37
2582-3574
2582-4406
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/11025/9144
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 C.S. Biju
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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