Find a research supervisor in Drama and Theatre Arts

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Dr Gianna Bouchard

Dr Gianna Bouchard

Senior Lecturer

  • The medicalised body in performance
  • Anatomical dissection and bodily display as performance
  • Medical humanities
  • Politics of identity and performance
  • Contemporary theatre practice and critical theory
  • Live art Performance and interdisciplinary practice

Dr Joanna Bucknall

Dr Joanna Bucknall

Lecturer

  • Immersive, interactive & participatory performance practices
  • One-on-one performance
  • Practice as research methodologies
  • Performance documentation
  • Performing heritage & legacy
  • Gamification & play in performance

Professor Russell Jackson

Professor Russell Jackson

Emeritus Professor of Drama

Key areas of research:

  • Shakespeare on screen
  • Representations of the theatre in film and in other media
  • 19th century British Theatre

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Reader in Theatre and Performance

  • Performance practice, especially acting/performer and directing methodologies
  • Devising
  • The Odin Teatret
  • Performance and the environment (especially climate change)
  • Practice as research

Dr Pablo Pakula

Dr Pablo Pakula

Teaching Fellow

I am a practice-based scholar and I joined the department as a Teaching Fellow in September 2017, specialising in practically teaching theatre and performance. Besides being a university teacher and lecturer for over twelve years, I have been developing my practice as performance-maker, live artist and event curator since 2006.

At the University of Birmingham I have also set up creative, ...

Dr David Pattie

Dr David Pattie

Senior Lecturer

  • Samuel Beckett.
  • Contemporary British theatre and performance.
  • Performance and popular culture.

Dr Caroline Radcliffe

Dr Caroline Radcliffe

Reader in Drama and Performance

  • Victorian theatre
  • Performance practice (contemporary and historical)
  • Popular theatre and performance
  • All areas of theatre and music
  • Technologies and performance

Dr Ellen Redling

Dr Ellen Redling

Lecturer

  • Contemporary socio-political drama (British and European)
  • Ancient Greek and Roman plays and their influence on British theatre
  • Medieval and Renaissance drama
  • Non-standard forms of contemporary drama and theatre
  • Drama and narration
  • Literary and cultural theory and networks
  • Ethics and drama
  • Post-postmodernism
  • Intermediality

Professor Graham Saunders

Professor Graham Saunders

Allardyce Nicoll Chair in Drama

  • Harold Pinter
  • British alternative or fringe theatre
  • Contemporary Shakespeare
  • Arts Council
  • Samuel Beckett

Dr Jon Venn

Teaching Fellow

My research primarily concerns mental health in contemporary performance, from representation of psychiatric diagnosis to autobiographical theatre. I’ve written extensively on British theatre and Irish theatre. My current work concentrates on understandings of suicide, including representations of suicide-as-protest and the mourning of suicide.

Dr Rose Whyman

Dr Rose Whyman

Senior Lecturer

  • Russian actor training, particularly Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Meyerhold
  • The history of Russian theatre of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • The plays of Anton Chekhov
  • Actor-training and Alexander  Technique