[Walking through a] ghost town: Cultural hauntologie in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Mostar: A performance review

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Abstract

This essay reads Mostar, and Bosnia, as texts through the lenses of various cultural theorists and practitioners, including the voices and representations of people living in the area. These cultural readings attempt to put into play fragments of this site and, in so doing, haunt and are haunted by anecdotes of the everyday. The hauntings are, in turn, reconceived in an original performance piece, Letters or Where Does The Postman Go When All The Street Names Change? In Mostar, a city everywhere affected by its always recent past, social relations remain an ambivalent mix of defiance and compliance. The spectre of past meanings hangs over practices, simulations, and absences, and Mostar remains a ghost town, haunted by itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-95
Number of pages15
JournalText and Performance Quarterly
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bosnia
  • Community-based theatre
  • Hauntologie

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