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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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    Research Output

    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

  • Online Sex Talk and the Social World: Mediated Desire

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

  • Activities


    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