Call For Papers, Journal

Call for Abstracts: European Drama and Performance Studies Journal

In The Emancipated Spectator, Jacques Rancière questions the relationship of the viewer and the work (theatre, art, film, etc.). He asks what does it mean if the viewer is seen as passive and the performer as active. He is concerned with the political implications of relegating the viewer’s role to that of observer. As Guy Debord has pointed out this leads to the creation of one-way transmissions, the spectacle. Image-based media has tended to bring forward various forms of empathy in the viewer, be it identifying with a hero or a call to action. Since the Agitprop trains of the…