9780190604417-0190604417-Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

ISBN-13: 9780190604417
ISBN-10: 0190604417
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rohman, Carrie
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 200 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190604417
ISBN-10: 0190604417
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Rohman, Carrie
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 200 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rohman, Carrie wrote Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance comprising 200 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190604417 and 9780190604417. Since then Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Choreographies of the Living explores the implications of shifting from viewing art as an exclusively human undertaking to recognizing it as an activity that all living creatures enact. Carrie Rohman reveals the aesthetic impulse itself to be profoundly trans-species, and in doing so she revises our received wisdom about the value and functions of artistic capacities. Countering the long history of aesthetic theory in the West--beginning with Plato and Aristotle, and moving up through the recent claims of "neuroaesthetics"--Rohman challenges the likening of aesthetic experience to an exclusively human form of judgment.

Turning toward the animal in new frameworks for understanding aesthetic impulses, Rohman emphasizes a deep coincidence of humans' and animals' elaborations of fundamental life forces. Examining a range of literary, visual, dance, and performance works and processes by modernist and contemporary figures such as Isadora Duncan, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and Merce Cunningham, Rohman reconceives the aesthetic itself not as a distinction separating humans from other animals, but rather as a framework connecting embodied beings. Her view challenges our species to acknowledge the shared status of art-making, one of our most hallowed and formerly exceptional activities.

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