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Conferences, Publications, and Performances

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Students in Drama actively disseminate their research nationally and internationally through conferences, symposia, publications, and performances.

Conferences and Symposia

Recent conferences and symposia organised or co-organised by our students include Collaborative Doctoral Award Approaches Conference (2008), Gobsmacked (2010), Theatre Translation as Collaboration: Re-Routing Text Through Performance (2010), Between the Past and the Future: Challenging Narratives of Memory in Latin America (2010), The Audience Through Time (2011), LABOUR (2012), Performing Monstrosity in the City (2012), Arts and Belonging in the Americas Today (2013), and Learning to Work (2013). Our students regularly present work at major conferences including PSi, TaPRA, ASTR, and IFTR. They also participate in disciplinary developments, debates, and postgraduate support through IFTR and TaPRA working groups and TaPRA Postgraduate Committee membership.



Our students have published numerous articles, including in Contemporary Theatre Review; Performance Research; Dance Theatre Journal; Journal of Cultural Studies; Memory Studies; Theory, Culture and Society; Journal of Victorian Culture; Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century; Maska; Law Text Culture; Platform; PAJ; TheatreForum; Journal of Media Practice; CTIS Occasional Papers; Polish Theatre Perspectives; Puppet Notebook; Frakcija: Performing Arts Journal; Liminalities; Théâtre/Public; Journal of Catalan Studies; About Performance; Research in Drama Education; New Theatre Quarterly; South African Theatre Journal; Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance. Students have published chapters with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Maska, Palgrave, Live Art Development Agency, Lexington, Arnolfini, Continuum, University of Wales Press, Intellect, Berghahn, and Project Press. 



Our students have performed at numerous venues across the UK and internationally including Oval House, Barbican, Laban, Shunt, Camden People’s Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Artsadmin, V&A, Chelsea Theatre, Duckie, BAC, Stoke Newington International Airport, Contact (Manchester), Compass Live Art Festival (Leeds), The Basement (Brighton), ANTI Contemporary Art Festival (Finland), SPILL Festival of Performance, Brighton Festival, Soweto Theatre, and Artscape (Cape Town). Plays and performance texts have been published by Oberon and Text and Performance Quarterly, and DVDs issued by the Live Art Development Agency.


Knowledge Exchange

Students and graduates also facilitate exchanges between academia, creative industries, community organisations, the public and other bodies in the UK and internationally through: workshop and syllabus development (e.g. for AfroReggae, Performing Medicine, employment in our AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award partner institutions (e.g. Research and Evaluation Coordinator, Barbican; Audience Researcher, Shakespeare’s Globe; Researcher, Sight & Sound), creating online study and education packs (e.g. LADA, Reading International Solidarity Centre), working with communities (e.g. travellers, LGBTQ youth), Creativeworks London’s PhD in Residence scheme, translations of creative works and articles (e.g. Peter Greenaway, Mohamed Kacimi, Bola Agbaje, Sam Shepard, Jean-Luc Lagarce, Pedro Almodóvar, Virgilio Piñera), arts programming (e.g. IETM, Zagreb), conferences, education and talks (e.g. BFI, Live Festival, Learning to Work), journalism and trade publications (e.g. Around the Globe, La Republica, Vogue Italia, Página 12).


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