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Theatre as Creative Failure: Simone Weil’s Venise sauvée Revisited by Thomas Sojer (University of Graz)

Cli-je: Subjectivity and Publicity in Art and Criticism: The Letters of Pierre Restany and Marcel Broodthaers in Court-Circuit by Hannah Bruckmüller (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)

FeedBack!  Performance in the Evaluation Society by Sabeth Buchmann (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)

Criticism Within the Circus Sector: Redressing a Power Imbalance by Katharine Kavanagh (Cardiff University)

In Appreciation of ‘Mis-’ and ‘Quasi-’: Quasi-Experts in the Context of Live Broadcasting by Heidi Liedke (Queen Mary, University of London)


Reports from the Field

Critical Endeavour: Experimental Searches in Contemporary Performance Criticism in Turkey by Eylem Ejder (Ankara University, Turkey)

All of the Art I Experienced from 1.11.18 to 8.11.18 (and How it Made me Feel) Excerpts from a Zine by Megan Vaughn (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Vulnerable Selection: Reshaping Selection Practices in the Performing Arts by Michael Norton (Independent)

Native Speaker: Art Criticism and Its Lingua Franca by Zofia Cielatkowska (Independent)


Performance Responses

Ralegh: The Treason Trial, directed by Oliver Chris by Alessandro Simari (Queen Mary, University of London)

The Twilight Zone, adapted by Anne Washburn by Anne-Louise Fortune (Goldsmiths, University of London)


Book Reviews

Shakespeare and the Urgency of Now: Criticism and Theory in the 21st Century by Cary DiPietro & Hugh Grady, eds. | Amy Borsuk (Queen Mary, University of London)

Critique and Postcritique by Elizabeth S. Anker & Rita Felski, eds. | Jaelyn Endris (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)

Thinking Through Theatre and Performance by Maaike Bleeker, Adrian Kear, Joe Kelleher & Heike Roms eds. | Bojana Janković (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)

Critical Encounters with Immersive Storytelling by Alke Gröppel-Wegener & Jenny Kidd | Meg Cunningham (University of Surrey)


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