animal acts

“Animal Acts” Now on Fulcrum

by Kathryn Beaton January 11, 2017

The University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing is proud to announce the launch of new video content on its publishing platform, Fulcrum. Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, a multidisciplinary anthology, is the first book from University of Michigan Press to have material on Fulcrum. The book examines how personal anecdotes about animals influence our understanding of what it means to be human. Eleven leading theater artists share their stories in this collection, and the writing—which explores race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and environment—is accompanied by scholarly commentary. Because the text references visual aspects of the work, the ability to now see clips […]

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THIS WEEK: Animal Acts Performance Festival, a prelude to new UMP title

by Shaun Manning March 20, 2013

University of Michigan’s Duderstadt Media Center Video Studio plays host to Animal Acts: Beasts of the Northern Wild Performance Festival and Symposium March 21-23, with presenters including Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes, editors of the forthcoming University of Michigan Press title Animal Acts: Performing Species, which is set to debut in December. The symposium, organized by Hughes, promises a host of presenters “provoking and performing, in dialogue with faculty, students and staff, as well as the general guests.” Chaudhuri and Hughes’ book will be the first anthology of animal-related performance pieces, marking a significant contribution to the lively field of Animal […]

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