Skipping Between Text and Performance: Some Questions of "Realism"

Twitchin, Mischa. 2019. Skipping Between Text and Performance: Some Questions of "Realism". Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - INDECS, 17(2-A), pp. 265-271. ISSN 1334-4684 [Article]

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Following Gérard Genette’s explorations of “transtextuality”, the article addresses the afterlife of Franz Kafka’s Report to an Academy in examples offered by J.M. Coetzee and Oliver Frljic. These construct a palimpsest for considering the dynamic relation between “text and performance”, as broaching questions of ethics in narrative practices that cannot, perhaps, be limited to those of narratology. The article attempts to maintain a sense of being itself an example of its own understanding, echoing also the sense of the “propositional” to be found in A.N. Whitehead.

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Kafka, Coetzee, Frljić, empathy, realism

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Theatre and Performance (TAP)


11 June 2019Accepted
June 2019Published

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02 Jul 2019 08:21

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12 Jun 2021 15:07

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