Rooted in the conceptual and received notion that personal histories are necessarily imbricated in larger historical, social, and political narratives, “My History of History” is a performance forum that engages individual and collective responses to pivotal historical moments. Each of the ten auto/historical performances featured here seeks the liminal space between the personal and the political to ask and answer the following questions: How do we feel, shape, remember, and embody socio-political-historical narratives? In times of adversity, debate, upheaval, loss, etc., how do we give voice to and trace a particular moment in history? How does this history linger in our selves, our bodies, and our stories?
My History of History: A Performance Forum
Devika Chawla is Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. I would like to thank the ten performers and the two respondents for making this forum a possibility. I would also like to thank Stacy Holman Jones for her encouragement with the creation of the forum. Correspondence to: Devika Chawla, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University, 431 Schoonover Center, 20 E. Union Street, Athens, OH 45701, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Devika Chawla; My History of History: A Performance Forum. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2017; 6 (2): 62–68. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.62
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