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"From the Spectacle Society to the Performance Society: Ronald Reagan"

Arts W-215, Faculty of Arts
853 Sherbrooke Street West
McGill University

Montreal, QC

As part of her three-week residency, Media@McGill Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar Peggy Phelan will give a talk, "From the Spectacle Society to the Performance Society: Ronald Reagan."

Abstract: Well known as "the great communicator," Ronald Reagan's striking popular appeal stems from transformations that were and are larger than one man. This talk considers Reagan's political performances in relation to theories of performance, focusing in particular on distinctions between being and performing.

Part of the AHCS Speaker Series.

Peggy Phelan (1999) Performance and death: Ronald Reagan, Cultural Values, 3:1, 100-122.



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