Phenomenology and Climate Change: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies is hosting a two-day interdisciplinary symposium to explore the wider cultural context of climate change. Taking up Edmund Husserl’s critique in his 1936 essay “Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology” the symposium will consider how the humanities—and in particular phenomenology—might contribute to redressing the damage wrought …

Theatre and Performance Studies: ‘The Reception of Ibsen in China’ & ‘Watching Eurovision from Down Under’

Theatre and Performance Studies Research Seminar, 3 May 2019 Ting Zhang is currently working on the role of translators, dramaturgs and directors in shaping the reception of Ibsen in China. It’s fascinating work-in-progress towards Ting’s PhD; her presentation will be an early draft of the paper she’s going to present at the International Federation for …

Theatre and Performance Studies Research Seminar

Our seminar this week exemplifies two different ways of deploying performance, and performance studies research methodologies, in projects focused beyond the theatre. James Dalton will be sharing some early experiences of his fieldwork in a major teaching hospital where he is studying the ways in which students on clinical placement start to develop a sense …