Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Research-led Teaching

Staff research informs the curriculum at every level and in several complementary ways. There are two distinct ways in which this is evident:

Research-led teaching in the curriculum.
Research-oriented modules focused on research skills for students

In this section:

Research in the Curriculum

Staff research contributes to what is more widely known about performance and the cultural industries nationally and internationally. It also informs new developments in the curriculum. Modules have been introduced which directly reflect new knowledge developed by school staff.

These include:

Cultural Policy: Models and Debates

Performer Training

Cultural Flashpoints in Theatre, Film and Popular Music

Performance Perspectives introduces new undergraduates to the phenomenon of performance as a complex and contested area. The module is supported by a major new publication in Performance Studies, co edited by Performance & Cultural Industries academics Professor Pitches and Professor Popat and with contributions from some twenty internationally acclaimed academics and practitioners, including six others from Performance & Cultural Industries. Performance Perspectives: a Critical Introduction was published by Palgrave in 2011.

Related Publications

Russians in Britain: British Theatre and the Russian Tradition of Actor Training
Edited By Professor Jonathan Pitches

Module: Performer Training

From Komisarjevsky in the 1920s, to Cheek by Jowl’s Russian ‘sister company’ almost a century later, Russian actor training has had a unique influence on modern British theatre. Russians in Britain, edited by Jonathan Pitches, is the first work of its type to identify a relationship between both countries’ theatrical traditions as continuous as it is complex.

Performance Perspectives: A Critical Introduction
Edited By: Professor Jonathan Pitches and Professor Sita Popat

Module: Performance Perspectives

What is ‘performance’? What are the boundaries of Performance Studies? How do we talk about contemporary performance practices today in simple but probing terms? What kinds of practices represent the field and how can we interpret them? Combining the voices of academics, artists, cultural critics and teachers, Performance Perspectives answers these questions and provides a critical introduction to Performance Studies.

Punk and Post Punk
Edited by : Dr Phil Kiszely

Module:  Cultural Flashpoints in Theatre, Film and Popular Music

Punk & Post-Punk is a journal for academics, artists, journalists and the wider cultural industries. Placing punk and its progeny at the heart of inter-disciplinary investigation, it is the first forum of its kind to explore this rich and influential topic in both historical and critical theoretical terms.

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