Platform is a refereed journal that has been devoted to publishing the work of postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers, and entry-level academics in the fields of theatre and the performing arts for more than a decade.
Platform, as the name suggests, works to provide a space for postgraduate researchers and entry-level academics to have their work circulated through online publication. Each edition also has a limited print run in full colour.
The journal is run by postgraduate researchers and operates a peer and academic review system, which ensures that contributors not only have the opportunity to publicise their research, but also receive valuable feedback.
Platform is published twice a year, with each edition following a broad theme, making it possible for diverse research interests to be covered in each volume. Platform explicitly welcomes interdisciplinary work and submissions not only from scholars of theatre, performance, and dance, but also from those working in related disciplines whose work speaks to our calls for submissions.
Julia Peetz is a fully-funded PhD researcher in performance and politics at the University of Surrey. Her research focuses on issues of performance, democracy, and distrust, particularly in the case of the U.S. presidency, and has included more than a dozen interviews with presidential speechwriters spanning administrations from Reagan to Obama. She is the 2017 recipient of the James Thomas Memorial Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association Media and Politics Group. Forthcoming publications include ‘Beyond the Antitheatrical Prejudice: Political Oratory and the Performance of Legitimacy’ in Contemporary Theatre Review.
Editor and Book Reviews Editor
Lisa Moravec is a fully-funded research student at Royal Holloway and an art critic. Her research explores intersections of aesthetic, biopolitical, and ethical issues and develops the cross-species notion of dressage to examine case studies that operate in between performance and art after 1968. The project investigates bodily performance techniques of real, embodied, and projected humans and horses through photographic documentation and material leftovers. She tutors at the Drama, Theatre, and Dance department at Royal Holloway and Kingston School of Art in London. Before commencing her PhD, she completed the Bavarian Elite Network MA programme Aisthesis as well as the MA in History of Art at University College London. Her texts on art and art criticism have appeared in English and German, in publications such as Photography&Culture [forthcoming], Studio International, Die Springerin (AT), EIKON (AT), Widewalls (CH), Russian Art & Culture UK, Art UK, and on her online platform-archive WatchFineArtsLondon.
Editorial Advisory Board
Members of the Editorial Advisory Board are internationally renowned and you can view their profiles and contact information by clicking on the name of the person(s) you are interested in.
|Mojisola Adebayo||Queen Mary, University of London|
|Elaine Aston||Lancaster University|
|Peter Boenisch||Central School of Speech and Drama|
|John Bull||University of Reading|
|Matthew Cohen||Royal Holloway|
|Helen Gilbert||Royal Holloway|
|Helena Hammond||University of Roehampton|
|Patrick Lonergan||National University of Ireland, Galway|
|Helen Nicholson||Royal Holloway|
|Sophie Nield||Royal Holloway|
|Dan Rebellato||Royal Holloway|
|Janelle Reinelt||University of Warwick|
|Joseph Roach||Yale University|
|Brian Singleton||Trinity College, Dublin|
Past Board Members
Past members of the editorial board include:
|Tamara Aberle||Catherine Love|
|Adam Alston||Joe Mcloughlin|
|Vicky Angelaki||Siobhan O'Neill|
|Chloe Arros||Emer O’Toole|
|Rachel Clements||Eugénie Pastor|
|Poppy Corbett||Grant Tyler Peterson|
|Diana Damian||Brahma Prakash|
|Sylwia Dobkowska||James Rowson|
|James Ellison||Adam Rush|
|Marissia Fragou||Will Shüler|
|Philip Hager||Raz Weiner|
|Kene Igweonu||Marilena Zaroulia|
For any further information please contact the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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c/o Department of Drama and Theatre
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
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