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Reading - Theatre and Ideology: Exilic Perspectives - 2013-14

Agamben, Georgio. Means Without Ends. Trans. V. Binetti and C. Casarino. Minneapolis, London: U of Minnesota Press, 2000. (includes article “What is Camp?” and other useful theoretical points especially regarding refugees)

Arendt, Hannah. “We Refugees,” Altogether Elsewhere: Writers on Exile. Ed. Marc Robinson. Faber & Faber 110-19

Aston, Elaine. “The ‘Bogus Woman’: Feminism and Asylum Theatre,” Modern Drama: Special Issue on Exile. Vol. XLVI No1, 2003. (this article talks about “Credible Witness” + other articles from this issue also recommended)

Boym, Svetlana. “Estrangement as a Life Style: Shklovsky and Brodsky,“ Poetics Today: International Journal of Theory and Analysis of Literature and Communucation. Vol.17. no.4., Winter 1996. 511-24. (on exile and creativity)

Butler, Judth . Gender Trouble. (London & New York, Routledge), 1990 (where the ch. “On Subversive Body Acts” is)

Carlson, Marvin. “The Macaronic Stage”, East of West: Cross Cultural Performance and the Stage of Difference. Ed. C. Sponsler & X. Chen. New York: Palgrave. 2000 15-31

---. Speaking in Tongues. U of Michigan Press, 2006

Chaudhuri, Una. Staging Place: the Geography of Modern Drama. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 1995 (on Glowacky + the concept of geopathology)

Derrida, Jacques and Anne Dufourmantelle. Of Hospitality. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000

Dolan, Jill. Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theater. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. (on the concept of utopian performatives)

Foucault, Michel. “Of Other Spaces”, Diacritics 16 (1986) 22-7

Gilbert, Helen and S. Nield. Research in Drama Education: Special Issue on Exile. Vol 13, Jun 2008. (contains all sorts of interesting case studies and some useful theory)

Gupta, Tanika. Sanctuary. Oberon Books, 2003

Jestrovic, Silvija. “Playwright Between Languages,” Toronto Slavic Quarterly. (Summer 2002) Available:

---. Yana Meerzon (eds) Performance, Exile, America. Palgrave, 2009. (has my essay on Wodiczko + a lot more)

---. “Performing like an Asylum Seeker,” in Research in Drama Education: Special Issue on Exile. Vol 13, Jun 2008. (on Schlingensief)
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Lemming, George. The Pleasure of Exile. (any edition)

Kristeva, Julia. Strangers to Ourselves. New York: Columbia UP, 1991 15-16

Kundera, Milan. Encounters. HarperCollins, 2010

Meerzon Yana. Performing Exile/ Performing Self. Palgrave, 2012.

Quan, Betty. Mother Tongue. Toronto: Gordon Shillingford, 2002

Owens, Patricia. “Reclaiming ‘Bare Life’?: Against Agamben on Refugees,” Journal of International Relations vol 23/24 , 2009. 567-582

Pavis, Patrice. The Intercultural performance Reader. London: Routledge, 1996

Rogoff, Irit. Terra Infirma. Routledge, 2000

Said, Edward. Reflections on Exile and Other Essays. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000

Soja, Edward. “Thirdspace: Expending the Scope of the Geographical Imagination,” Architecturally Speaking: Practices of Art, Architecture and the Everyday. Ed. Alan Read. London and New York, Routledge

Verdecchia, Guillermo. Fronteras Americanas. Toronto: Coach House Press,1993

Wertenbaker, Timberlake. Credible Witness. London: Faber, 2001 (or any other edition)

Wodiczko, Krzysztof. “The Science of Strangers,” Alphabet City. no. 6, 1991 134-147

----. “Open Transmission,” Architecturally Speaking: practices of art, architecture and the everyday. Ed. Alan Read. London and New York, Routledge: 2000, 87-

Resources, articles, chapters, books:


altogether_elsewhere.pdf (We Refugees, Hannah Arendt)



Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias

Architecturally Speaking

Staging Place