1. Broken symmetries - memory, sight, love 2. Developing the negative - Mapplathorpe, Schor, and Sherman 3. Spatial envy - Yvonne Rainer's "The Man Who Envied Women" 4. The golden apple - Jennie Livingston's "Paris is Burning" 5. Theatre and its mother - Tom Stoppard's "Hapgood" 6. White men and pregnancy - discovering the body to be rescued 7. The ontology of performance - representation without reproduction 8. Afterword: notes on hope.
"Phelan's explorations are grounded in . . . trenchant readings of
specific artworks and events."
-Alisa Solomon "The Women's Review of Books