Unmaking mimesis: Essays on feminism and theater

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

13 Scopus citations


In Unmaking Mimesis Elin Diamond interrogates the concept of mimesis in relation to feminism, theatre and performance. She combines psychoanalytic, semiotic and materialist strategies with readings of selected plays by writers as diverse as Ibsen, Brecht, Aphra Behn, Caryl Churchill and Peggy Shaw. Through a series of provocative readings of theatre, theory and feminist performance she demonstrates the continuing force of feminism and mimesis in critical thinking today. Unmaking Mimesis will interest theatre scholars and performance and cultural theorists, for all of whom issues of text, representation and embodiment are of compelling concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnmaking Mimesis
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Feminism and Theatre
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)0203358902, 9781134982141
ISBN (Print)0415012287, 9780415012287
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Unmaking mimesis: Essays on feminism and theater'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this