Performative Landscapes: A Preliminary Schema

Lisa Gabbert (Utah State University)

This paper applies a performance orientation to place to more fully develop the concept of a “performative landscape,” a term that refers to places that somehow “do”; that can be considered an “event”; or that are on display and responsible to an audience for evaluation. Drawing on a variety of examples, I outline a preliminary schema of performative landscape types.

Part of 02-02 Emerging Perspectives in the Study of Folklore and Performance, Thursday, October 13, 10:30 am–12:30 pm