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Review & Be Reviewed
Transcultural Fandom: Japanese Fans of HK Stars
A review of Some of Us are Looking at the Stars: Japanese Women, Hong Kong Films, and Transcultural Fandom, by Lori Hitchcock Morimoto. Lori Hitchcock...
Race, Nation, the Panama Canal
A review of Claiming the Canal: Performances of Race and Nation in Panama, 1904-1999, by Katherine Zien. The history of the Panama Canal has long......
Gender Politics in Chinese & Hollywood Films
A review of Transnational Remakes: Gender and Politics in Chinese Cinemas and Hollywood (1990-2009), by Jinhua Li. Transnational remakes between Chine...
Native American Women’s Theatre
A review of Confronting Convention: Discourse and Innovation in Contemporary Native American Women’s Theatre, by Tiffany Noell. With her doctoral work...
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum
A review of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Museum (Uy. Shinjang uyghur aptonom rayonluq muzéy, Ch. Xinjiang weiwu’er zizhiqu bowuguan) (Urumqi,...
Butoh in a Global Performance Context
A review of An Empty Room: Butoh Performance and the Social Body in Crisis, by Michael Sakamoto. Butoh, a dance style that originates in Japan,...
Silent Films of Ozu Yasujiro
A review of Reflecting Hollywood: Mobility and Lightness in the Early Silent Films of Ozu Yasujiro, 1927-1933, by Yuki Takinami. Contrary to the conve...
Performing Trauma: 9/11, Katrina, the Guerra Sucia
A review of Performing Nation, Performing Trauma: Theatre and Performance after September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and the Peruvian Dirty War, by Kathe...
Revealing the Sensorial World of Plants
A review of The Sensorial Invisibility of Plants: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry through Bio Art and Neurobiology, by Laura Cinti. Laura Cinti’s dissert...
Anthropology of the Flashmob
A review of Scenes of Chaos and Joy: Playing and Performing Selves in Digitally Virtu/Real Places, by Denice Joy Szafran. Denise Joy Szafran’s d...
Racial Politics of South Asian Dance
A review of On the Move: Transnational South Asian Dancers and the “Flexible” Dancing Body, by Anusha Lakshmi Kedhar. Anusha Lakshmi Kedha...
Performance + Print & Media Cultures
The Performance series and the Print and Media Cultures series will continue to bring you reviews of dissertations, “Fresh from the Archives” pieces, ...