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“Homeless Monopoly” won joint first prize for a Game in Development at the European Conference of Game Based Learning in Denmark

“Homeless Monopoly” won joint first prize for a Game in Development at the European Conference of Game Based Learning in Denmark.

Homelesss Monopoly is a prototype board-game featuring real life testimonies and scenarios of homeless and ex-homeless people in the Coventry area. It has been developed by Nadine Holdsworth (Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Warwick)and Jacqueline Ann Calderwood (Disruptive Media Lab, Coventry University) with Coventry Cyrenians. The game has been piloted with local schools with the aim of raising awareness and encouraging empathy in young people towards issues faced by Coventry’s homeless and street sleepers.

Fri 04 Oct 2019, 17:00 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research Awards

Nadine Holdsworth's The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre, has won TaPRA’s 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research.

Nadine Holdsworth's co-authored book 'The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre' has won TaPRA’s 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research.

'The judges noted that Ecologies of Amateur Theatre offers a rigorous, engaging, overdue intervention into dominant presumptions - in theatre scholarship and professional theatre practice - about the ‘value’ of amateur theatre. This is a thoroughly researched, theoretically astute, critically vibrant and methodologically innovative approach to questions of cultural practice and theatre touching deeply on a range of issues of very broad interest, including craft, capital, feeling, temporality and much more. The monograph upends multiple presumptions and genuinely offers our field new and significant knowledge about a much-maligned sector. The authors research with feeling, which is refreshing and highly appropriative given the focus of the work: this is a valuably self-reflexive attempt to locate practices and objects of study without fixing either rigidly which offers an inspiring model to others. The engagement with those ‘studied’ is sensitive and respectful and the inclusion of journal entries brought the voices of the researchers, as well as the subjects of the research, into clear view'.

Thu 05 Sep 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research

Nadine Holdsworth and Anna Harpin shortlisted for the 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research in theatre & performance

Congratulations to Professor Nadine Holdsworth and Dr Anna Harpin who have been shshortlisted for the 2019 David Bradby Award for outstanding research in theatre & performance! Anna Harpin's 'Madness, Art and Society: Beyond Illness' and Nadine Holdsworth's co-authored work 'The Ecologies of Amateur Theatre' make up half the final shortlist. For more information about the award see here: http://tapra.org/david-bradby/

Mon 20 May 2019, 11:19 | Tags: Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research Dr Anna Harpin

New Publication: 'Dramatic Evolutions/Bodily Violations' by Nadine Holdsworth

Nadine Holdsworth (2019) 'Dramatic Evolutions/Bodily Violations', British Literature in Transition 1980-2000: Accelerated Times, ed. by Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 76-90

Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:30 | Tags: Publications Prof. Nadine Holdsworth Research

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