About the Author
Philip Auslander is a Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture of the Georgia Institute of Technology where he teaches Performance Studies, Media Studies, and Popular Music. He is a contributing editor to the US-based TDR: The Journal of Performance Studies and the Journal of American Drama and Theater, as well as the UK-based Performance Research and Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. He contributes regularly to these and other journals and has published five books, including Presence and Resistance: Postmodernism and Cultural Politics in Contemporary American Performance (University of Michigan, 1992), From Acting to Performance: Essays in Modernism and Postmodernism (Routledge, 1997), and Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture (Routledge 1999). He received the prestigious Callaway Prize for the Best Book in Theatre or Drama for Liveness. His most recent book is Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music (University of Michigan, 2006). Auslander is the editor of Performance: Critical Concepts, a reference collection in four volumes published by Routledge in 2003 and, with Carrie Sandahl, co-editor of Bodies in Commotion: Performance and Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2005). In addition to his scholarly work on performance, Prof. Auslander writes art criticism for ArtForum and other publications.