Collection Title: Interview series : What is performance studies?
Title: Interview with Ann Pellegrini
Alternate Title: Ann Pellegrini
Date: 2007 Sept. 27
Location: Filmed in New York, NY, on September 27, 2007.
Work Type: Interview.
Credits:
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer.
Cast/Performers:
Ann Pellegrini, interviewee ; Diana Taylor, interviewer.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:07:09
Language: English
Synopsis: Interview with Ann Pellegrini, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of academic study as well as a lens through which to assess and document cultural practice and embodied behavior. The contingent definitions documented in this series are based on the groundbreaking experiences and the scholarly endeavors of renowned figures in contemporary performance studies and practice.Ann Pellegrini is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Performance Studies at New York University, and Acting Director of NYU's Religious Studies Program (Spring 2008). She is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Lesbian and Gay studies at the City University of New York. Pellegrini is the author of Performance Anxieties: Staging Psychoanalysis, Staging Race (1997); together with Janet R. Jakobsen, she is the author of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (2003). Pellegrini has also contributed essays to numerous anthologies in lesbian and gay studies and in Jewish cultural studies, and is the general editor, with José Muñoz, of the book series Sexual Cultures: New Directions from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. Pellegrini is currently co-editing an anthology titled Queer Theory and the Jewish Question. Research interests include: queer theory; religion and sexuality; psychoanalysis and culture; religion, performance, and community formation; cultures of childhood; feminist and queer performance; confessional culture; religion and secularism; Jewish cultural studies.
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