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Playing with post-secular performance

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

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    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
    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
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 13:03
    Last Modified: 25 Sep 2012 13:03
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/15073

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