We are excited to announce that the Performance Philosophy book series has moved to a new publisher: Rowman & Littlefield.

The series will continue to be edited by Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Will Daddario and Alice Lagaay in collaboration with Frankie Mace, the Commissioning Editor for Philosophy at Rowman & Littlefield.

Performance Philosophy is an interdisciplinary and international field of thought, creative practice and scholarship. The Performance Philosophy book series comprises monographs and essay collections addressing the relationship between performance and philosophy within a broad range of philosophical traditions and performance practices, including drama, theatre, performance arts, dance, art and music. It also includes studies of the performative aspects of philosophy and, indeed, of life itself. As such, the series addresses the philosophy of performance as well as performance-as-philosophy and philosophy-as-performance.

Since it was launched in 2014, the Performance Philosophy book series has published 22 titles on a wide range of topics including on dance as embodied philosophy, performance phenomenology, the philosophy of comedy as well as texts introducing and analysing the field of Performance Philosophy itself.

We are delighted to announce the first four titles in the series with Rowman & Littlefield:

  • Experiments in Listening by Rajni Shah (due Oct. 2020)
  • The Critical Introduction to Salomo Friedlaender-Mynona. 20th Century Performance Philosopher by Alice Lagaay with Detlef Thiel (due Oct. 2020)
  • Rancière and Performance edited by Nic Fryer and Colette Conroy (due Nov. 2020)
  • Performance in the Age of Ecological Crises by Tuija Kokkonen (due Dec. 2020/Jan. 2021)

We also welcome new proposals. In particular, we are interested in projects exploring the following topics:

  • Philosophy, Performance, Performance Philosophy in the Global South
  • De- and anti-colonial approaches/critiques/studies within our emerging field
  • Music/Sound (and other art forms thus far under-represented in the series)

Increasingly, we are also seeking to innovate in terms of form and style, finding new formats to support the philosophies that come from performance and artistic research.

To make a proposal, please contact our editor, Frankie Mace: [email protected]

Previous titles in the series include:


Encounters in Performance Philosophy (2014)
edited by Laura Cull and Alice Lagaay

Žižek and Performance (2014)
edited by Broderick Chow and Alex Mangold

Adorno and Performance (2014)
edited by Will Daddario and Karoline Gritzner

Performance and Temporalisation: Time Happens (2015)
edited by Stuart Grant, Jodie McNeilly and Maeva Veerapen

Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy (2017)
edited by Tony Fisher and Eve Katsouraki

Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy (2017)
by Will Daddario

Inter Views in Performance Philosophy: Conversations and Crossings (2017)
edited by Anna Street, Julien Alliot, and Magnolia Pauker

Performance Phenomenology: To The Thing Itself
(2019)
edited by Stuart Grant, Jodie McNeilly-Renaudie, and Matthew Wagner

Performing Citizenship: Bodies, Agencies, Limitations (2019)
edited by Paula Hildebrandt, Kerstin Evert, Sibylle Peters, Mirjam Schaub, Kathrin Wildner, and Gesa Ziemer

The Object of Comedy: Philosophies and Performances (2019)
edited by Jamila M. H. Mascat and Gregor Moder

Series Editors

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey, UK
Will Daddario – Independent Researcher, Asheville, NC, USA
Alice Lagaay – Professor of Cultural Philosophy and Aesthetics, Design Department, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Editorial Board

Prof Emmanuel Alloa, Professor in Philosophy, University of Freiburg, Switzerland
Dr. Luciana Da Costa Dias, Associate Professor of Aesthetic and Theatre Theory, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil
Prof. Lydia Goehr, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA
Prof. James R. Hamilton, Professor of Philosophy, Kansas State University, USA
Prof. Bojana Kunst, Professor of Choreography and Performance, Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Prof. Nikolaus Müller-Schöll, Professor of Theatre Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dr. Fumi Okiji, Assistant Professor, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Prof. Martin Puchner, Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Alan Read, Professor of Theatre, King’s College London, UK
Prof. Freddie Rokem, Emeritus Professor of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Phillip Zarrilli, Emeritus Professor of Performance Practice, University of Exeter, UK
Prof. Cosimo Zene, Emeritus Professor in the Study of Religions and World Philosophies, SOAS, UK