Performance Studies and the Ethnography of Performance
Rationale: In order to more effectively explore and theorize about the study and representation of performance poetry and poetics (including Caldiero’s sonosophy), this list includes texts that discuss ethnography and the poetics and phenomenology of sound, ritual, and performance.
Atkinson, Paul. The Ethnographic Imagination: Textual Constructs of Reality. London: Routledge, 1990. Print.
Austin, J. L. How to Do Things with Words. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1962. Print.
Bacon, Wallace A., and Robert S. Breen. Literature as Experience. New York: McGraw Hill, 2959. Print.Bauman, Richard. Verbal Art as Performance. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, Inc, 1977. Print.
Bial, Henry. The Performance Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 2004. Print.
Bochner, Arthur P., and Carolyn Ellis. Ethnographically Speaking: Autoethnography, Literature, and Aesthetics. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2002. Print.
Clifford, James. The Predicament of Culture: Twentieth-Century Ethnography, Literature, and Art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1988. Print.
Dailey, Sheron J., ed. The Future of Performance Studies: Visions and Revisions. Annandale, VA: National Communication Association, 1998. Print.
Davies, Carlotte Aull. Reflexive Ethnography: A Guide to Researching Selves and Others. New York: Routledge, 1999. Print.
Denzin, Norman K. Interpretive Ethnography: Ethnographic Practices for the 21st Century. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 1997. Print.
Geiger, Don. The Sound, Sense, and Performance of Literature. Chicago: Scott, Foresman, 1963. Print.
Goffman, Erving. Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience. New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1974. Print.
Ihde, Don. Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound. Albany: State U of New York P, 2007. Print.
Kirklighter, Cristina, Cloe Vincent, and Joseph M. Moxley. Voices and Visions: Refiguring Ethnography in Composition. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1997. Print.
Madison, D. Soyini, and Judith Hamera. The SAGE Handbook of Performance Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2006. Print.
McKenzie, Jon. Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance. New York: Routledge, 2001. Print.
Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. London: Routledge, 2002. Print.
Ong, Walter J. The Presence of the Word: Some Prolegomena for Cultural and Religious History. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 1967. Print.
Schechner, Richard, and Mady Schuman, eds. Ritual, Play, and Performance: Readings in the Social Sciences/Theatre. New York: The Seabury Press, 1976. Print.
Schechner, Richard. Performance Studies: An Introduction. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2006. Print.
Schechner, Richard. Performance Theory, Revised and Expanded Edition. New York and London: Routledge, 1988. Print.
Steinman, Louise. The Knowing Body: The Artist as Storyteller in Contemporary Performance. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1995. Print.
Tedlock, Dennis. The Spoken Word and the Work of Interpretation. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1983. Print.
Turner, Victor. From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of Play. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1982. Print.
Wolcott, Harry F. Ethnography: A Way of Seeing. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 1999. Print.
II. Articles/Book Chapters
Conquergood, Dwight. “Ethnography, Rhetoric, Performance.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 78.1 (1992): 80-123. Print.
Conquergood, Dwight. “Performance Studies: Interventions and Radical Research.” The Drama Review 46.2 (2002): 145-56. Print.
Conquergood, Dwight. “Performing as a Moral Act: Ethical Dimensions of the Ethnography of Performance.” Literature in Performance 5.2 (1985): 1-13. Print.
Conquergood, Dwight. “Poetics, Play, Process, and Power: The Performative Turn in Anthropology.” Text and Performance Quarterly 1 (1989): 82-95. Print.
Conquergood, Dwight. “Rethinking Ethnography: Towards a Critical Cultural Politics.” Communication Monographs 58 (1991): 179-94. Print.
Feld, Steven. “A Rainforest Acoustemology.” The Auditory Culture Reader. New York: Berg, 2003. Print. 223-40.
Filmer, Paul. “Songtime: Sound Culture, Rhythm, and Sociality.” The Auditory Culture Reader. New York: Berg, 2003. Print. 91-114.
Foley, John Miles. “From Oral Performance to Paper-Text to Cyber-Edition.” Oral Tradition 20.2 (2005): 233-63. Print.
Foley, John Miles. “From Performance to Paper to the Web: New Ways of (Re-)Presenting Told Stories.” Storytelling, Self, Society 1.1 (2004): 92-108. Print.
Geertz, Clifford. “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight.” The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books, 1973. 412-53.
Geertz, Clifford. “Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive Theory of Culture.” The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books, 1973. 3-30.
Ihde, Don. “Auditory Imagination.” The Auditory Culture Reader. New York: Berg, 2003. Print. 61-6.
Kapferer, Bruce. “Performance and the Structuring of Meaning and Experience.” The Anthropology of Experience. Ed. Victor W. Turner and Edward M. Bruner. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1986. Print. 188-203.
Kennedy, Flloyd. “The Challenge of Theorizing the Voice in Performance.” Modern Drama 52.4 (2009): 405-25. Print.
Mills, Liz. “When the Voice Itself Is Image.” Modern Drama 52.4 (2009): 389-404. Print.
Schechner, Richard. “Magnitudes of Performance.” The Anthropology of Experience. Ed. Victor W. Turner and Edward M. Bruner. Urbana, IL: U of Illinois P, 1986. Print. 344-69.
Schwartz, Hillel. Afterword. “The Indefensible Ear: A History.” The Auditory Culture Reader. New York: Berg, 2003. Print. 487-502.
Strine, Mary S., Beverly Whitaker Long, and Mary Frances HopKins. “Research in Interpretation and Performance Studies: Trends, Issues, Priorities.” Speech Communication: Essays to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The Speech Communication Association. Eds. Gerald M. Phillips and Julia T. Wood. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Souther Illinois UP, 1990. Print. 181-204.Tedlock, Dennis. “Ethnopoetics.” Electronic Poetry Center. Loss Pequeño Glazier and Charles Bernstein, 2010. Web. 25 Oct. 2010.
Tedlock, Dennis. “From Voice and Ear to Hand and Eye.” The Journal of American Folklore. 103.408 (1990): 133-56. Print.
Tedlock, Dennis. “Toward an Oral Poetics.” New Literary History 8.3 (1977): 507-19. Print.