Dance and the Corporeal Uncanny takes the philosophy of the body into the field of dance, through the lens of subjectivity and via its critique.

It draws on dance and performance as its dedicated field of practice to articulate a philosophy of agency and movement. It is organized around two conceptual paradigms - one phenomenological (via Merleau-Ponty), the other an interpretation of Nietzschean philosophy, mediated through the work of Deleuze.

The book draws on dance studies, cultural critique, ethnography and postcolonial theory, seeking an interdisciplinary audience in philosophy, dance and cultural studies.

chapter |13 pages


Hanging out in the body

part |104 pages

Part I

chapter 1|26 pages

Merleau-Ponty and the lived body

chapter 4|21 pages

Keeping it Korean

The pluralization of space and time in Korean dance

part |125 pages

Part II

chapter 5|33 pages

Nietzsche and the ontology of force

chapter 6|42 pages

Subjectivity three ways

In Nietzsche and Deleuze

chapter 7|32 pages

Staging sovereignty

chapter |16 pages


Between the dancer and the dance