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In Unmaking Mimesis, Professor Elin Diamond interrogates the concept of mimesis in relation to feminism, theater and performance. She combines psychoanalytic, semiotic, and materialist perspectives with readings of plays by such diverse dramatists as Ibsen, Brecht, Aphra Behn, Caryl Churchill and Peggy Shaw. Through provocative readings of theater, theory and feminist performance, Professor Diamond demonstrates the continuing force of feminism and mimesis in critical thinking today.

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