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Sarah Penny (PhD researcher) elected to serve on the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Executive Committee


PhD researcher Sarah Penny has been elected to serve on the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Executive Committee. IFTR exists to facilitate communication and exchange between scholars of theatre and performance research throughout the world and currently boasts members from 44 countries. Sarah will serve a 2 year term on the committee as its Student Member. For more information about IFTR, please see:

Wed 22 November 2017, 09:19

Susie Sillett - Theatre and Performance Studies Alumni - performing at the Birmingham Rep


Just thought I'd drop you an email reminder about (sorry), which is on this week from 9th-11th (Thur-Sat), with a matinee on the Thursday, at the Birmingham REP. Would you mind passing on these details to any students who might be interested? (Or other tutors..!)


The link to book tickets is:


Thank you,


Mon 13 November 2017, 09:04

Prof. Jim Davis edits new collection of Dickensian Dramas


Dickensian Dramas: Plays from Charles Dickens Volume 2, edited by Jim Davis, has just been published by Oxford University Press. Volume 1, which appears simultaneously, was edited by Jacky Bratton of Royal Holloway College, London.

Jim’s chapter on ‘Social Functions’ in A Cultural History of Theatre in the Age of Empire 1800-1920, edited by Peter Marx and published by Bloomsbury, has also just appeared.

Tue 07 November 2017, 13:50 | Tags: staff, publications, Research, impact, Prof. Jim Davis

Sensing the City research team at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art


Members of the AHRC-funded research project Sensing the City: an Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Place had a significant presence at the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art which ran from October 6 -22.

Nicolas Whybrow gave a 45-minute talk entitled 'Contemporary Art Biennials in Europe' at the symposium The Biennial Effect: Biennials and Place-making, The Box, FarGo Village, 19th October 2017.

Carolyn Deby (sirenscrossing) created a performance adventure entitled urbanflows (wish you were here). 'Taking place within everyday spaces of Coventry, this piece invites you to traverse the flows of the city, to notice how you simultaneously merge with, and leave traces. Enter secret vantage points and encounter the unexpected. The city never settles, nothing is built to last. You were here.' Urbanflows (wish you were here) ran from 10 - 13 October. Commissioned by Sensing the City at Warwick University, with support from Coventry Artspace Partnerships Central Taxis of Coventry, and Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art. Created by artists Carolyn Deby and Jia-Yu Corti.

Michael Pigott had a set of three prints entitled The Future is a Waste of Time in the main exhibtion at the CET Building. This triptych of prints take the imagined futures of Coventry as their starting point, overlaying text onto photographic and illustrated visions of the city.

Sun 29 October 2017, 13:37 | Tags: staff, media, Research, impact, sensing the city

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