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Performers on stage to illustrate Performance and Society Research and Enterprise GroupThe Performance and Communities Research and Enterprise Group celebrates, challenges and researches the various modes of performance (voice, body, space, movement, language, sound, texture, shape, words) and considers how work on performance can engage, work with and learn from existing, evolving and new communities of people.

The research and enterprise group brings together: performance theory and practice; critical theory; cultural and theatrical history; linguistic and textual performance; creative practice to investigate performance.

The group shares a focus on identity, performance and theatricality – ranging from investigations of linguistic gender performance to Suffragette theatre history, from seventeenth-century theatres to contemporary community installations and performance. We have an extended historical perspective and experience of diverse performance contexts, working with local and national arts centres (the National Theatre, The Theatre Royal Brighton, the Booth Museum and Brighton Open Air Theatre) and alongside the cultural industry of theatre and theatrical practice via workshops, talks and postgraduate training networking.

The Performance and Communities REG also offers both a focus and forum for postgraduate students to discuss and share work with expert researchers. Fortnightly events include work-in-progress performances, crits and external speakers from both the academic and theatrical worlds, and writing workshops. We have an excellent publications record and established links with local, national and international theatre companies.

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narrative Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
reference person Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
social inequality Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
audit Social Sciences

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Research Output 2013 2022

Discourse, Demand, Desire: An Intersectional Analysis of Mass Shooter Texts

Myketiak, C., 2022, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Smith, Thomas

Aughterson, K., 27 Jan 2021, Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Sgarbi, M. (ed.). New York: Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Political philosophy

Mediated Desire: Online Sex Talk and the Social World

Myketiak, C., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Palgrave. (Palgrave Studies in Language, Gender and Sexuality)

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

Activities 2007 2020


Kate Aughterson (Presenter), Jessica Moriarty (Presenter), MIchelle Prentice (Presenter), John Morton (Presenter)
Jul 2020

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk


Kate Aughterson (Organiser), Jessica Moriarty (Organiser), Tania McIntosh (Organiser)
1 Jan 202030 Sep 2020

Activity: EventsConference

Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (Journal)

Jessica Moriarty (Editor in chief), Ross Adamson (Editor in chief)
5 Jul 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work