Member News — Summer 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018
Bertie Ferdman's book, Off Sites: Contemporary Performance beyond Site-Specific, was published in July by SIU Press. The book traces the genealogy of site-based work through the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, contextualizing the techniques and methods of this rich and vital genre. Originally used for experimental staging practices and then later also for engaged situational events, “site-specific” is no longer sufficient for the genre’s many contemporary variations. Ferdman is associate professor of theatre at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York.
S.E. Wilmer’s book, Performing Statelessness in Europe, was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
“This well informed and clearly written book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the relationship between theatre, migration and dispossession. The author introduces complex legislation in an informed and economic manner, deftly folding it into the theories of Foucault, Agamben and others, to reflect on detailed examples from theatre and performance practices in the UK, Ireland and other European states.”
—Dr. Alison Jeffers, Senior Lecturer in Drama, University of Manchester
The Museum of the City of New York is pleased to announce that over 400 scripts, scores, and sheet music by George M. Cohan (1878-1942) are now freely available online through the Museum’s Collections Portal.
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This project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.