Intersections 2017 Programme

Intersections 2017: Programme

“Performing Reference(s) / Referencing Performance(s)”

For abstracts and presenter bios, please click on the panel title.



9:30-10:00 Registration (Reception)

10:00-10:15 Welcome: Dr Tony Fisher (RCSSD) and the Conference Committee (Embassy Theatre)

10:15-11:30 Keynote address by Prof Julie Sanders (Newcastle University)

Respondent: Dr Joel Anderson (RCSSD) (Embassy Theatre)

11:30-11:50 Coffee Break

11:50-13:20 Parallel Panels

Panel 1: Active Referencing (Embassy Theatre)

 The Value of Participation in Contemporary Theatre and Performance in the UK (Pilar Costa)

“Should not in greatest arts some scars be found?” The Dramaturgy of the Impolitic in Britain’s Contemporary Cultural Production of Shakespeare (Lucy Tyler)

Performativity in referencing the performances of everyday life (Saba Zavarei)


Panel 2: Learning the References (Rehearsal Room 7)

 Referencing as a rehearsal tool for reclaiming a feminist text (Sherrill Gow)

Reflective Practices in Doctoral Research: The Music One (Helen Price)

Referencing Audiences: An exploration of the Public Sphere as a tool for training actors for devising theatre. (Evi Stamatiou)


 13:20-14:30 Lunch

 14:30-16:30 Panel 3: Bodies of Reference (Embassy Theatre)

Referencing the Un-referenced: Crip Agency for the Blind Woman Performer (Amelia Cavallo)

What You See is What You Get: Visuality and Trans Performance (Lazlo Pearlman)

Stigmata – the Arab women’s body in pain (Maiada Aboud)

Re-casting the Past into the Future through the Body (Tereza Konyvkova)

 16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

 17:00-19:00 Plenary Event and Wine Reception (RR7)




9:30-10:00 Registration (Reception)

 10:00-11:15 Keynote address by Simon Sladen (V&A Museum)

Respondent: Prof Gilli Bush-Bailley (RCSSD) (Embassy Theatre)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

 11:30-13:30 Parallel Panels


Panel 4: Making References Work (Embassy Theatre)

Digital performance practices and cartharsis : links to repoliticization (Denise Ackerl)

Nothing comes out of nothing: improvisation, relationality and reference (Gwilym Lawrence)

Building Affection: Referencing HIV in queer performance (Ben Burrata)

Panel 5: Retrieving References (Rehearsal Room 7)

“Silence in the Archive”: (Re)covering the Sound of Early Radio Drama (Farokh Soltani)

Negotiating References: Creating an Epic theatre production of G.B. Shaw’s Pygmalion (Aisling Smith)

The Lips and the Incredulity of St. Thomas: The role of reference, citation and adaptation in the emergence of new aesthetic (Lior Lerman)

Of Absence and Reading into Silence (Adelina Ong)


 13:30-14:30 Lunch

 14:30-16:00 Panel 6: Taking Research Personally (Embassy Theatre)

No Wire Hangers: Drag Performance, Learning my Queerness, and Getting the Reference (Joe Parslow)

(Dis) Proposing References in the ‘First Trimester’ of my PhD Research (Cathy Sloan)

Gossip, anecdote and shorthand: towards a tentative dissident citation practice (Harriet Plewis)

Performance, Photography, Performativity: the queer ‘doing’ of the fall in the still image (Allan Taylor)

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:00 Reflections (Embassy Theatre)