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Performing Queer Modernism

Penny Farfan


Focusing on some of the best-known stage plays and dance performances of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates that queer performance was integral to and productive of modernism, while also suggesting that queer modernist performance played a key role in the historical emergence of modern sexual identities and that it anticipated, and was in a sense foundational to, the insights of contemporary queer modernist studies. Chapters on Arthur Wing Pinero’s The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, Loie Fuller’s Fire Dance, Vaslav Nijinsky’s Afternoon of a Fau ... More

Keywords: history of sexuality, performance history, queer studies, modernist studies, Arthur Wing Pinero, Loie Fuller, Vaslav Nijinsky, Noël Coward, Djuna Barnes, Oscar Wilde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190679699
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190679699.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Penny Farfan, author
Professor of Drama, University of Calgary