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The following resources have been compiled by members and are being incorporated into discussions at sessions.

Arlander, Annette, et. al. eds, Performance as Research: Knowledge, methods, impact. London: Routledge, 2017.

Barrett, Estelle and Barbara Bolt, eds. Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry. New York: Tauris, 2007.

Carter, Paul. Material Thinking: The theory and practice of creative research. Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2004.

Conquergood, Dwight. “Performance Studies: Interventions and radical research.” The Drama Review 46, no. 2 (2002): 145–156.

Fleishman, Mark. “The Difference of Performance as Research.” Theatre Research International 37, no. 1 (2012): 28–37

Fuschini Ludivine. Practice-as-Research: In performance and screen. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Hannula, Mika. “Catch me if you can: Chances and challenges of artistic research.” Art & Research 2, no. 2 (2009). *The issue Who is Afraid of Artistic Research may be of interest:

Kershaw, Baz and Helen Nicholson, eds. Research Methods in Theatre and Performance. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Mackey, Sally. "Applied theatre and practice as research: polyphonic conversations." Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 21, no. 4 (2016): 478-491.

Nelson, Robin, ed. Practice as Research in the Arts: Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Reason, Matthew, and Nick Rowe. Applied practice: Evidence and impact in theatre, music and art. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Riley, Shannon Rose, and Lynette Hunter. Mapping landscapes for performance as research: Scholarly acts and creative cartographies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Smith, Hazel, and Roger Dean, eds. Practice-led research, research-led practice in the creative arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.