The performative possibilities of new media
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DepartmentTowson University. Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Citation of Original PublicationRowe, D., & Myers, W. B. (2012). The performative possibilities of new media. Text and Performance Quarterly, 32(1), 59–60. https://doi.org/10.1080/10462937.2011.631398
We understand new media as performative - a medium that is an active participant in a political dialogue. It is political in its iterability; it performs, over and over, passing as/with information. We see this in our Facebook NewsFeeds and ReTweet of Tweets long gone. In this forum, we hope to show how new media scholarship can be purposefully enacted within performance studies (perhaps marking a slippage ... perhaps not) to work towards larger critical goals. New media changes what it means to be a performance studies scholar.