Join n+1 contributor David Levine and coauthor Shonni Enelow for a conversation about their new book, A Discourse on Method, out now from 53rd State Press. They’ll be discussing the book, and the ideology of American acting, with film critic Nick Pinkerton.
The conversation will be held via Zoom; register here.
Thursday, December 10
A Discourse on Method is a paranoid theory and a counterfactual history of American method acting, conducted in two parts. The first is Shonni Enelow’s account of a journey into the churning guts of the Method archives; the second is David Levine’s monologue Edition of Eight, delivered by an artificial human. Illustrated throughout with spiritual, conspiratorial, and documentary images.
Shonni Enelow is the author of Method Acting and Its Discontents: On American Psycho-Drama, which won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. She is an associate professor of English at Fordham University.
David Levine is an artist and writer living in New York. He is Professor of the Practice of Performance, Theater, and Media at Harvard University.