Staff in QMUL’s Department of Drama describe what drives their research in these interviews conducted between December 2012 and early 2014 by PhD researchers in the Department. The interviews are filterable by academics’ names and by topics. For further information about the production of these video interviews, see here.
Dr Nicholas Ridout discusses his book Passionate Amateurs: Theatre, Communism, and Love (2013).
Dr Bridget Escolme discusses her book Emotional Excess on the Shakespearean Stage: Passion's Slaves (2013).
Professor Jen Harvie discusses her book Fair Play: Art, Performance and Neoliberalism (2013).
Dr Catherine Silverstone discusses her book Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance (Routledge, 2011).
Dr Michael McKinnie discusses his current research on performance and the cultural politics of place.
Ali Campbell discusses how his practice-based research engages with local community groups in Tower Hamlets, East London.
Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey discusses her recent and on-going work in applied and socially engaged performance practice, including her recent book, Performance and Community: Case Studies and Commentary (2013).
Professor Lois Weaver discusses the ways in which her current practice-based research explores feminism, sexuality and aging, including her work on Ruff (with Peggy Shaw) and What Tammy Needs to Know About Getting Old and Having Sex.
Dr Martin Welton discusses his current and ongoing research projects including practical, choreographic experiments exploring the sense of tactility and his work with ArtsCross International Network.
Dr Nadia Davids discusses the importance of research and performance that asks difficult questions, particularly in relation to issues around social justice.
Professor Paul Heritage discusses how the people and communities he works with inspire him and his research.
Dr Dominic Johnson discusses the ways in which performance and performance scholarship can disrupt accepted histories, such as the way in which Live Art intervenes in histories of Visual Culture and Theatre and Performance.
Dr Maggie Inchley discusses her current research on the voice as a critical tool in terms of performers voice(s) as well as ‘cultural audibility’.