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.
Raz is a practitioner of theatre and stage. His MA project in Goldsmiths College focused on contemporary meanings and utilities of The Political in performance, and their scenographic implications. This study built on years of experience in community theatre and pedagogy in Israel/Palestine. Raz is currently working toward his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London under the supervision of Dr. Bryce Lease. His research studies appearances and representations of 'Africa' and 'Africans' in Israeli public discourse, imaginary and cultural production. The long-term aim of his practice-based study is to experiment with the potential of performance to challenge moral geographies and discourses of race in Israel/Palestine.
Julia is a PhD researcher in Performance and Politics at the University of Surrey. Her research interests include populism, political rhetoric, post-postmodernism, authenticity, the theatricality of politics, interdisciplinary research practice, media literacy and media criticism, rhetoric, political theory, “progress” as a concept and David Foster Wallace. She was the initiator/organiser of the 'Is Thought Action?' Conference at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, and was the Chair of the 6th annual Postgraduate Research Conference at the University of Surrey in 2016.
Book Reviews Editor
Lisa Moravec is a fully-funded research student at Royal Holloway and a freelance writer. Her research explores aesthetic, biopolitical, and ethical issues to develop an allegory of dressage through an examination of performance art, its documentation and leftovers. This reseach project is mainly focused on horses and humans in art after 1968. She tutors at Royal Holloway and at Kingston School of Art, and regularity writes art criticism for Studio International and Die Springerin. 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.
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|
|Matthew Cohen||Royal Holloway|
|Helen Gilbert||Royal Holloway|
|Janelle Reinelt||University of Warwick|
|Joseph Roach||Yale University|
|Dan Rebellato||Royal Holloway|
|Helen Nicholson||Royal Holloway|
|Brian Singleton||Trinity College, Dublin|
|Patrick Lonergan||National University of Ireland, Galway|
|John Bull||University of Reading|
|Helena Hammond||University of Roehampton|
|Sophie Nield||Royal Holloway|
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|
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Royal Holloway, University of London
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