Cognition, Kinesthetics and Performance


  • May, S. (2017). Autism and comedy: using theatre workshops to explore humour with adolescents on the spectrum. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance [Online] 22:436-445.
  • Trimingham, M. (2017) ‘The ecology of Autism: vibrant space in Imagining Autism’ in Scenography expanded: contemporary perspectives on performance design ed. by Joslin McKinney and Scott Palmer in Methuen Series Performance and Design, series editors Joslin McKinney and Scott Palmer, pp.183-196.
  • Trimingham, M. (2017) 'Agency and Empathy: artists touch the body' contribution to Costume in Performance: Materiality, Culture and the Body by Donatella Barbieri, Bloomsbury, and the V & A, London, pp. 137-165.
  • Trimingham, M. (2017 forthcoming) ‘Surprised by Beauty: Imagining Autism’ in Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity ed by Stephanie Bunn, Informa Ltd., London
  • Vass-Rhee, F. (2017, forthcoming) “Haunted by Hamlet: Devising William Forsythe’s Sider,” The Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare and Dance, Lynsey McCulloch and Brandon Shaw, eds., in press.
  • May, S. (2016). A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen: You Have to 'Be There'. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
  • Trimingham, M. and Shaughnessy, N. (2016) ‘Material Voices: Intermediality and Autism’, RiDE (Research into Drama Education) 21.3, 293-308  .
  • Trimingham, M. and Shaughnessy, N. (2016) ‘Autism in the Wild: Bridging the gap between experiment and experience’ in The Cognitive Humanities: Embodied Mind in Literature and Culture ed. by Peter Garratt, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp.191-211
  • May, S. (2015). Rethinking Practice as Research and the Cognitive Turn. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • May, S. and Allen, R. eds. (2015). 'On Anthropomorphism', Performance Research 20(2).
  • Vass-Rhee, F. (2015). “Distributed Dramaturgies: Navigating with Boundary Objects,” in Darcey Callison und Pil Hansen, eds., Dance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness, and Engagement, Hampshire: Palgrave, pp. 97-119.
  • May, S. (2014). Abject Metamorphosis and Mirthless Laughter: On Human-to-Animal Transitions and the 'Disease of Being Finite'. Performance Research [Online] 19:72-80
  • May, S. (2013). Comedy on the Spectrum: An Interview with Aspergers Are Us. Comedy Studies [Online] 4:103-110.
  • Trimingham, M. (2013) ‘Touched by Meaning: Haptic Affect in Autism’ in Affective Performance and Cognitive Science, Body, Brain and Being ed. by Nicola Shaughnessy and John Lutterbie, London: Bloomsbury, pp.229-240
  • Vass-Rhee, F. (2013).“Promising research, questioning education: The Dance Engaging Science workshops,” in Edith Boxberger & Gabriele Wittmann, eds., pARTnering documentation: approaching dance. heritage. culture. 3rd Dance Education Biennale, ePodium Verlag, pp. 50-53.
  • May, S. (2012). Embodiment, Transparency and the Disclosiveness of Failure. Body, Space and Technology [Online] 11:1-8.
  • Vass-Rhee, F. (2011). Audio-Visual Stress: Cognitive Approaches to the Perceptual Performativity of William Forsythe and Ensemble, doctoral dissertation, University of California Riverside.
  • Vass-Rhee, F. (2011). “Auditory Turn: William Forsythe’s Vocal Choreography,” Dance Chronicle 33.3: 388-413.
  • Vass-Rhee, F. (2011). “Dancing Music: The Intermodality of The Forsythe Company,” in Steven Spier, ed., William Forsythe and the Practice of Choreography: It Starts From Any Point, London & New York: Routledge, 2011, 73-89.

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