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Performing the Self

A visit with M. Heather Carver , Associate Professor, Theatre Department

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: play reader audience writing performative writing

“Methodology of the Heart”

Topics: reader performance

In her article, “”http://liminalities.net/3-1/heart.htm">Methodology of the Heart," Carver does several things to draw attention to writing itself as performance: “I was trying to expose the nature of the self in this writing. That’s really what it’s about – trying to make our experiences more raw, more real for the reader.” While this kind of writing takes a lot of courage, because it leaves the writer vulnerable and exposed, Carver adds that “it also takes a sense of play; play is such an important part of performance.”