This is a list of scholarship that informs our conference themes and questions.
Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.
Alaimo, Stacy, and Susan J. Hekman, eds. Material Feminisms. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2008.
Appadurai, Arjun. “The Thing Itself.” Public Culture 18, no. 1 (Winter 2006): 15-22.
Arons, Wendy, and Theresa J. May, eds. Readings in Performance and Ecology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Askin, Ridvan, Paul John Ennis, Andreas Hägler, and Philipp Schweighauser, eds. Speculations V: Aesthetics in the 21st Century. Brooklyn, New York: Punctum Books, 2014.
van Baarle, Kristof, Christel Stalpaert, Kris Verdonck. “Virtual Dramaturgy: Finding Liberty in the Virtual Machine.” Performance Research 18, 5 (2013).
Barad, Karen. “Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to Matter.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 28, no. 3 (2003): 801–31.
Bay-Cheng, Sarah, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, and David Z. Saltz. Performance and Media: Taxonomies for a Changing Field. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2015.
Behar, Katherine, ed. Object-Oriented Feminism. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.
Bell, John. Puppets, Masks and Performing Objects. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.
Benjamin, Garfield. The Cyborg Subject. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.
Birringer, Johannes. Performance, Technology and Science. New York: PAJ Publications, 2008.
Blackman, Lisa. Immaterial Bodies: Affect, Embodiment, Mediation. London: Sage Publications, 2012.
Bleeker, Maaike & van der Tuin, Iris. “Science in the Performance Stratum – Hunting for Higgs and Nature as Performance.” International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 10 (2)(2014): 232-45.
Bleeker, Maaike. “Thinking That Matters – Towards a Post-Anthropocentric Approach to Performance Design.” In Joslin McKinney & Scott Palmer (Eds.), Scenography Expanded – An Introduction to Contemporary Performance Design (125-135). London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.
Bogost, Ian. Alien Phenomenology, or, What It’s like to Be a Thing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
Bottoms, Stephen, Aaron Franks, and Paula Kramer, eds. “On Ecology.” Special issue, Performance Research 17, no. 4 (2012).
Braidotti, Rosi. The Posthuman. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Brown, Bill. “Thing Theory.” Critical Inquiry 28, no. 1 (2001): 1–22.
Bryant, Levi R. The Democracy of Objects. Ann Arbor, MI: Open Humanities Press, 2011.
Bryant, Levi, Nick Srnicek, and Graham Harman, eds. The Speculative Turn: Continental Materialism and Realism. Melbourne: Re.Press, 2011.
Causey, Matthew, E. Meehan, N. O’Dwyer, eds. The Performing Subject in the Space of Technology. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Chaudhuri, Una, and Shonni Enelow. Research Theatre, Climate Change, and the Ecocide Project. New York: Palgrave, 2014.
Clarke, Laurie Beth, Richard Gough, and Daniel Watt, eds. “On Objects.” Special issue, Performance Research 12, no. 4 (2007).
Coole, Diana H., and Samantha Frost, eds. New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politics. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
Cools, Guy, and Pascal Gielen, eds. The Ethics of Art: Ecological Turns in the Performing Arts. Amsterdam: Valiz, 2014.
Dixon, Steve. Digital Performance: A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.
Eckersall, Peter. “Towards a Dramaturgy of Robots and Object-Figures.” TDR 59, no. 3 (Fall 2015): 123–131.
Eckersall, Peter, Helena Grehan and Edward Scheer. New Media Dramaturgy: Performance, Media and New-Materialism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Felton-Dansky, Miriam and Jacob Gallagher-Ross, eds. Digital Feelings. Theatre 46, 2 (2016).
Giannachi, Gabriella, and Stewart Nigel, eds. Performing Nature: Explorations in Ecology and the Arts. Berne: Peter Lang, 2005.
Grehan, Helena. Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in the Global Age. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Gross, Kenneth. Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Grusin, Richard, ed. The Nonhuman Turn. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Haraway, Donna. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.
Harman, Graham. The Quadruple Object. Winchester, U.K.: Zero Books, 2011.
Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Kershaw, Baz. Theatre Ecology: Environments and Performance Events. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Knowles, Ric, ed. “Theatre and Material Culture.” Special issue, Theatre Journal 64, no. 3 (2012).
Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Lepecki, André. “Moving as Thing: Choreographic Critiques of the Object.” October 140 (May 1, 2012): 75–90.
Mackay, Robin, Luke Pendrell, and James Trafford, eds. Speculative Aesthetics. Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2014.
Massumi, Brian. Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002.
Morton, Timothy. Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
———. Realist Magic: Objects, Ontology, Causality. Ann Arbor, MI: Open Humanities Press, 2013.
Orenstein, Claudia, Dassia N. Posner, and John Bell, eds. The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Paavolainen, Teemu. Theatre/Ecology/Cognition: Theorizing Performer-Object Interaction in Grotowski, Kantor, and Meyerhold. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Parker-Starbuck, Jennifer. Cyborg Theatre: Corporeal/Technological Intersections in Multimedia Performance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Salter, Chris. Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.
Schneider, Rebecca, ed. “New Materialisms.” Special issue, TDR 59, no. 4 (2015).
Schweitzer, Marlis, and Joanne Zerdy, eds. Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Sofer, Andrew. The Stage Life of Props. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003.
Sone, Yuji. Japanese Robot Culture: Performance, Imagination, Modernity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Yoon, Soyoung. “Judith Scott’s What is Property?: An Inquiry into Principles of Dependency, Propriety and Self-Possession of an ‘Outsider’ Artist,”Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, vol. 26, no. 2-3 (July-November 2016): 241-251.