This is an emerging area of our research, responding to contemporary challenges in this field.
Our research includes critical and practice-based investigations of intermedial performances, interactive multimedia, and body/technology interactions.
Research and Researchers
Aneta Mancewicz is currently completing a monograph Hamlet after Deconstruction on post-war adaptations of Shakespeare in Europe (under contract with Palgrave). She is also co-editing Routledge Companion to European Theatre and Performance (under contract). Her current research focuses on liveness, mixed reality theatre, and Shakespeare, which she is developing in collaboration with animation, film & interactive studio NEXUS Studios. She has a Cambridge University Press contract for a book Mixed Reality Shakespeare.
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck focuses upon the historical and theoretical implications of new media/multimedia and its relationship to the body in performance. She works on cyborg performance, trauma and memory in performance, dis/ability in performance, feminism, live art practices, and animality and the non-human.
Will Shuler's research interests include theatre history (especially ancient Greek tragedy and queer histories), performance pedagogies (including role-immersion and gamified teaching), and actor training for new technologies (e.g. AR and VR actor training).
Jennifer Parker-Starbuck is Head of the School of Performing and Digital Arts and Co-I on ‘Storyfutures AHRC Centre for Immersive Storytelling.'
Cristina Blanco Aloy, 'Cyborg Performance in Catalonia. A Practice as Research Approach to Liminal Identities and the Abject Body in Contemporary Performance.' (Supervised by Jen Parker-Starbuck and Aneta Mancewicz).
Eunji Kim, 'A research on the Network Relationship of Bodies and Intermedial Sites in Media-Born Theatre and Performance.' (Supervised by Jen Parker Starbuck and Aneta Mancewicz).
Lisa Moravec, ‘Dressaged Animality: The Performance of Dressage.’ (Supervised by Jen Parker-Starbuck).
Tripp Yeoman, ‘Game Mechanics as Narrative Devices.’ (Supervised by Jen Parker-Starbuck with Alfie Bown and JP Kelly).