Toward the Interpretation of Performance Anxiety

Harry Berger Jr.

in Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225569
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240937 | DOI:
Toward the Interpretation of Performance Anxiety

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Poses as self-presentations may well appeal to received ideas of personal identity, and they may even help generate those ideas. Portrait poses may appeal to and even help constitute received ideas of personal identity. They are treated as synecdochal representations of the contexts they depict and belong to. They transmit the charge of the social, political, and cultural interests that affect their production. Many of the interpretations of individual portraits in Fictions of the Pose were attempts to demonstrate this interrogatory mode.

Keywords: poses; portraits; interpretations; personal identity; perfomance anxiety

Chapter.  965 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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