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Gewalt und Wissen sind intrikat verwoben. Das Wissen um Gewalt kann ihre Kritik ermöglichen. Es kann aber auch Teil der Gewalt selbst sein, etwa wo das Wissen um Lynchings, Folter oder Genozide als offenes Geheimnis und Drohgebärde zirkulieren. Welches Wissen haben Täter*innen, Zeug*innen und Überlebende von Gewalt? Welche Funktion kommt dem Szenischen bei der Produktion dieses Wissens zu? Wie erzeugen oder konterkarieren wissenschaftliche Anordnungen selbst Formen der epistemic violence?

Der interdisziplinäre Band konturiert das Verhältnis von Gewalt und Wissen, Öffentlichkeit und Subjektivität entlang von Positionen aus den Kultur- und Geisteswissenschaften. Er enthält darüber hinaus Beispiele künstlerischen Widerstands und gibt antihegemonialen Stimmen Raum. Im Fokus stehen zum einen das Lager als historischer Knotenpunkt des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts und zum anderen mediale Dispositive und performative Verkörperungen von Gewalt.
Begriff – Wahrnehmung – Installationen der zeitgenössischen Kunst
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Digitale Codes bleiben in der Regel der Wahrnehmung entzogen, doch in Installationen der zeitgenössischen Kunst ist der Status zwischen immateriellem Code und sichtbarer Erscheinung künstlerisch reflektiert und ikonisch gewandelt.
Die Studie zeigt dies entlang eines Dreischritts: Die Theorie des Codes legt zunächst die Begriffsgeschichte des Codes dar und verleiht einem facettenreichen Begriff Kontur, indem sie dessen Verwendung in verschiedenen Forschungsdisziplinen systematisch analysiert. Die sodann entwickelte Ästhetik des Codes denkt Code, Bild und Erscheinung zusammen, legt den Fokus auf wahrnehmungsästhetische Fragestellungen und das transformative Potenzial des Codes. Im Zentrum einer Aisthesis des Codes stehen schließlich fünf Künstler:innen, deren Arbeiten sich durch generative Codierungsprozesse und codereflexive Verfahren auszeichnen. Detaillierte Analysen der installativen Arrangements zeigen auf, wie Code und Erscheinung in ein oszillierendes Wechselspiel versetzt werden.
At the same time whimsical and thought-provoking, Fluxus explored everyday life as an object of art. Behind mundane materials and activities, we find a large network of Fluxus artists who worked together for decades to create and share their art. This publication builds on archival materials that expose the nature of the artists’ working relationships, and methods for collaboration and circulation of artworks. It traces both people and things, exploring how the network expanded and was made solid, from Fluxus’s conception in the 1960s, to the 1990s, when it had eventually left its stealth flight under art history’s radar.
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This second volume of Theaters and Public Sphere in a Global and Digital Society offers several different case studies in their relationship with society. Also here, the focus is the fundamental contribution that artistic and cultural forms bring to social dynamics and how these can consolidate cohabitation and create meaningfullness, in addition to fulfilling economic and regulatory needs. As symbolic forms of collective social practices, artistic and cultural forms weave the meaning of a territory, a context, and a people, but also of the generations who traverse these same cultures.
These forms of meaning interact with the social imagery, mediate marginalization, transform barriers into bridges, and are the indispensable tools for any social coexistence and its continuous rethinking in everyday life.

Contributors are: Claudio Bernardi, Marco Bernardi, Massimo Bertoldi, Martina Guerinoni, Mara Nerbano, Chiara Pasanisi, Benedetta Pratelli, Roberto Prestigiacomo, Ilaria Riccioni, Daniela Salinas Frigerio, Eleonora Sparano, Emanuele Stochino, Matteo Tamborrino, Tiziana Tesauro, Katia Trifirò, Alessandro Tolomelli, and Andrea Zardi.
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The series offers a platform for studies in literature and the performing arts of the Muslim World at large, covering all periods (pre-modern to present day) and a wide variety of cultural traditions and languages (including, but not limited to, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and other Asian and African languages and practices). It draws scholars from various fields such as literature, theater, music and dance, folklore and epic, liturgy and rituals, cinema and media studies, and popular culture. It encourages and fosters comparative and interdisciplinary studies.

In addition to monographs, the series welcomes text editions and translations of significant primary texts, as well as thematic collections of articles.

The series has published an average of one title per year since 2014.
Collective Approaches to Theatre and Performance
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Themes in Theatre is a platform for contemporary issues and current scholarship within international theatre studies. Monographs are not considered for this series; it aims at volumes that are characterised by a high level of interconnectedness – each author clearly contributing to a central subject within the field of theatre and performance.

Both diverse and interdisciplinary, the series furthers works which reflect on a variety of concepts and methods and which explore topics at the forefront of theatre research. Therefore, Themes in Theatre is not limited to any specific ‘-ism’, theatre genre, approach or methodology. As long as academic standards are met and the collectivity of the work is ensured, we welcome historical, critical, theoretical, and analytical discussions on the theatrical arts.

Themes in Theatre is published in association with the International Federation for Theatre Research. Scholars who are no members are also welcome to submit a proposal for a themed volume.
For information on the IFTR, its working groups and yearly conferences, please see the website: www.iftr.org.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals for collected volumes to the publisher at BRILL, Christa Stevens.
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Somaesthetics and Sport brings together a diverse set of explorations into the embodied experience of watching and playing sport. Sport can at once be a source of sensual beauty and pleasure, and also of pain and anguish; spectators can both celebrate and glorify athletes, but also expect certain forms of behaviour, and intentionally or otherwise police the movements of their bodies; sport and physical exercise can improve our health and increase the self-awareness of our abilities and limitations, but they also help us to shape our sense of what it means to live a good life. 
Philanthropy, the Arts, and the State in Leipzig (1750-1918)
This book offers a novel approach to the history of high culture and new perspectives on the history of civil society in provincial Germany. It makes the concept of place a central means for understanding how art culture was defined, consumed, and, importantly, distributed over the course of the long nineteenth century. It shows how “temples of culture” come to be built where they were built. It further demonstrates who participated in their planning, funding, construction, and ultimate evolution into public institutions, highlighting underexamined links between the history of art culture and that of urban history and civil society.
Abhinavagupta on Dance and Dramatic Acting
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What is Dance? What is Theatre? What is the boundary between enacting a character and narrating a story? When does movement become tinted with meaning? And when does beauty shine alone as if with no object? These universal aesthetic questions find a theoretically vibrant and historically informed set of replies in the oeuvre of the eleventh-century Kashmirian author Abhinavagupta. The present book offers the first critical edition, translation, and study of a crucial and lesser known passage of his commentary on the Nāṭyaśāstra, the seminal work of Sanskrit dramaturgy. The nature of dramatic acting and the mimetic power of dance, emotions, and beauty all play a role in Abhinavagupta’s thorough investigation of performance aesthetics, now presented to the modern reader.
A Traditional Song Text from Guangxi in Southern China
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This is an annotated edition of a traditional song text, written in the Zhuang character script. The Brigands’ Song is part of a living tradition, sung antiphonally by two male and two female singers. The song is probably unique in presenting the experiences of ordinary men and women during wartime in pre-modern China. The narrative relates how the men are sent off to war, fighting as native troops on behalf of the Chinese imperial armies. The song dates from the Ming dynasty and touches on many topics of historical significance, such as the use of firearms and other operational details.