Duška Radosavljevic specialises in British and European theatre practice and has worked with the RSC and many other theatre companies and festivals.
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Music and Fine Arts
Dr Duška Radosavljevic
Professor Paul Allain
Paul Allain specialises in actor training, Eastern and East European/Russian Theatre forms including the work of Gardzienice, Grotowski and Andrei Droznin.
Clio BarnardClio Barnard teaches practical film-making. Her debut feature film ‘The Arbor’ won multiple awards.
Dr Helen Brooks
Helen Brooks teaches and publishes on theatre history from the eighteenth-century to the early twentieth-century.
Dr Oliver Double
Olly Double’s teaching and research interests in popular performance are inspired by his previous career as a stand up comedian.
Professor Tim Howle
Tim Howle’s interests include developing composition, primarily sonic art, acoustic music and music for experimental video.
Dr Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Hollywood, romantic comedy and American film history are the focus of Tamar Jeffers-McDonald’s teaching and research.
Dr Rosemary Klich
Rosemary Klich has teaching and research interests in multimedia theatre and audience participation
Dr Michael Newall
Michael Newall’s expertise spans art history, theory and philosophy including contemporary art and Australian art.
Dermot O’Brien's theatre industry and Arts Council background helps bring real world challenges to his teaching at Kent.
Ken Pickering is a founding figure of Performing Arts higher education in the UK, a prolific author and experienced professional director.
Dr Grant Pooke
Grant Pooke has interests across contemporary art and visual arts related journalism and criticism including the art history of the Cold War.
Dr Cecilia Sayad
Cecilia's teaching focuses on the modern American horror film, Latin American cinema and an MA module, Film & Modernity. Her research interests include film authorship and criticism and the horror genre.
Professor Nicola Shaughnessy
Nicola Shaughnessy leads the ‘Imagining Autism’ project and directs the Centre for Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance.
Professor Robert Shaughnessy
Robert Shaughnessy is a Shakespearean scholar with publications in the fields of Shakespearean performance, film, and popular culture.
Prof. Murray Smith
Murray Smith directs the Aesthetics Research Group and his interests include film theory and the philosophy of film.
Professor Peter Stanfield
Peter Stanfield’s teaches Hollywood film production and publishes widely on post-War American genre films.
Dr Melissa Trimingham
Contemporary performance, puppetry, the Bauhaus stage and applied theatre are all central to Melissa Trimingham’s teaching and research.
Dr Angeliki Varakis-MartinAngeliki Varakis-Martin specialises in the acting techniques of Greek theatre, including masked acting
Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being
Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being Edited by Professor Nicola Shaughnessy Available from the publisher's website: http://bit.ly/1eRVda1 Exploring new developments in the dialogues between science and theatre, the volume offers an introduction to a fast-expanding area of research and practice. The cognitive revolution in the humanities is affording fresh insights into a...
10th December 2013
Colloquium: Shunga & Philosophy
Colloquium: Shunga & Philosophy Thursday 19 December, 10am-5pm The Stevenson Lecture Theatre, British Museum Free admission, limited seating In early modern Japan, thousands of sexually explicit paintings, prints, and illustrated books with texts were produced, euphemistically called 'spring pictures' (shunga). Frequently tender, funny and beautiful, shunga were mostly done within the popular school known as 'pictures of the...
10th December 2013
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Nicola Shaughnessy 19th December
Professor Nicola Shaughnessy invites you to her KIASH inaugural lecture on Thursday 19th December at 6pm in the Aphra Theatre (Grimond building), University of Kent. Valuing Performance: Art or Science? This lecture considers the role and function of performance as an art form and as a research method. Higher Education funders require academics to measure impact but how can this be assessed in performance? What are its bene...
8th December 2013
CANCELLED – Research Seminar: "Matisse, Bergson, Debussy and creative process 1896-1903"
Please note this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, it will be rescheduled shortly. The Art History Research Centre are pleased to announce their next event taking place on Friday 6th December 4.00-6.00pm in Keynes LT2. The talk will be given by Charlotte de Mille on "Matisse, Bergson, Debussy and creative process 1896-1903". This discussion of...
6th December 2013
Guitar Heroes in Music Education?
The University of Kent is to become part of a new research network which aims to shape the future of innovation in the games industry. Dr David Roesner, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts, will lead on a research project titled 'Guitar Heroes in Music Education? Music-based video games and their potential for musical performative creativity'. The research will connect arts and humanities academics with video game designers, ...
4th December 2013