Teoría Transnacional e o Método nos Estudos da Performance


Teoría Transnacional e o Método nos Estudos da Performance



Alejandro L. Madrid (University of Illinois at Chicago) e Micol Seigel (California State University, Los Angeles)


Contemporary discussions of “globalization” often suggest that the rapid flow of people, goods, information, and capital across borders is a new (post-World War II) phenomenon. The supposed increase in travel over borders of various sorts, such discussions claim, has undermined the nation-state as a site for collective identification and the granting and protection of citizenship rights. While the coordinators of this working group doubt the newness of transnational flows, they are interested in such travel and in the relevance of non-national imagined communities in the history of the Americas. These are compelling social formations and deserve attention whether they are new or old and despite the continued salience, alas, of the nation-state. This working group therefore brings a historical perspective to the study of transnational performance practices in the Americas. It will highlight and explore the importance of transnational units at various points in the history of the Americas, rejecting their characterization as unique to the postwar period, and offer methodological prescriptions for applying transnational frames of reference in Performance Studies.


Alejandro L. Madrid: Musicólogo e teórico cultural. Em 2005, recebeu o Prêmio de Musicologia da Casa de Las Américas e atualmente é pesquisador e professor de Estudos Latino-Americanos na University of Illinois em Chicago.

Micol Seigel: Professora Assistente dos Estudos Liberais, California State University, Los Angeles, Estados Unidos. Atualmente é bolsista na Society for the Humanities, Cornell University.