Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

Playing with post-secular performance

Chamberlain, Franc (2009) Playing with post-secular performance. PAJ, 31 (1). pp. 54-67. ISSN 1520-281X

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (13MB) | Preview

Abstract

Bringing the concept of the post-secular together with contemporary performance
might seem an odd thing to do, especially as the term is more
generally associated with Catholic theologians. Mike King, of the Centre for
Post-secular Studies in London, however, uses post-secularism in a way that may
be more helpful in understanding some contemporary trends in art and the wider
culture. King sees the post-secular as involving a renewed interest in questions of
spirituality, combined with recognition of the importance of the rights and freedoms
that resulted from the process of secularization in Europe. Post-secularism in this
sense isn’t an attempt to return to a pre-secular religious worldview, which would be
a fundamentalist approach, but a relaxed and open approach to spiritual inquiry. In
the spirit of such an inquiry I discussed questions of spiritual and artistic practice,
individually, with four British artists: Julia Lee Barclay, Ansuman Biswas, Traci Kelly,
and Kira O’Reilly.

Item Type: Article
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmail
PerformerBarclay, Julia LeeUNSPECIFIED
PerformerBiswas, AnsumanUNSPECIFIED
PerformerKelly, TraciUNSPECIFIED
PerformerO'Reilly, KeiraUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 12:03
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 01:00
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15073

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©