Performative Identities in Culture

From Literature to Social Media

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This book's primary task is to test the contemporary value of performance and performativity. Performative Identities in Culture: From Literature to Social Media undertakes this task via a host of chapters on a vast spectrum of performativity-related topics such as: literature (British, American, Welsh), film, art, social media, and sports. Within these contexts, the book raises a number of questions relevant today. How is minority culture constructed and performed in literature? How can one manifest identity in multicultural contexts? How has performativity been transformed in audiovisual media, like film, video games and social media? And, can the digital itself be performative?

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Katarzyna Jaworska-Biskup is Associate Professor at the Institute of Literature and New Media at the University of Szczecin. Her academic interests include Welsh literature, history, and culture. She also conducts research in law and literature.

Beata Zawadka is Associate Professor in the Institute of Literature and New Media at Szczecin University, Poland. She is a literary scholar by education, southernist by specialisation, and an ardent cinephile. At present she teaches mainly film. Her new book will be on the reception of digital cinema.
"Brill's dynamic peer-reviewed series Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature has since the mid-1990s been publishing monographs and edited collections on a range of subfields within the capacious field of comparative literature. The nearly 100 scholarly monographs published as part of Textxet engage rigorously with theories of literature, world literature, and literature and thought from around the globe, frequently from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives. Soon to be fully digitized and accessible, Textxet has contributed significantly to the study of comparative literature, broadly conceived, in Europe and North America, and to literature studies more broadly, particularly in the discipline's many emerging subfields. Publishing the work of both established scholars and recent Ph.D.'s, Textxet gives scholars of all generations a platform for sharing their best work, and inspiring vigorous scholarly conversations" --Karen Thornber, Harvard University, USA, author of Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care(2020)
Scholars and students of: cultural studies, film studies, British/American/Welsh literature, identity studies, performance studies.
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