Contemporary Latina/o Performing Arts of Moraga, Tropicana, Fusco, and Bustamante demonstrates the crucial significance of looking at theatrical performance for rethinking critical inquiry. Leah Garland closely analyzes the theoretical tools with which prominent theater artists - Cherrie Moraga, Carmelita Tropicana, Coco Fusco, and Nao Bustamante - challenge neocolonial parameters for self-examination. Garland shows how the self-affirmative maneuvers that these artists deploy reconceptualize the subject in literary theory.
The Author: Leah Garland holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. Currently, she is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her most recent scholarship is on acting and trance.