PhD in Digital Performance - Performativity in Applied Drama and Theatre and Performativity in Embodied Media
PhD proposals are sought in the areas of Digital Performativity in Applied Drama and Theatre and Performativity in Embodied Media within the structured PhD program in Digital Arts and Humanities programme, designed to enable students to carry out research in the arts and humanities at the highest level using new media and computer technologies in relation to allied drama and education. Research may be practice-led or through written thesis. The work will fall into the activities of Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Performance Practices, Drama and Theatre Studies.
Digital Performativity in Applied Drama and Theatre:
Proposals should be for innovative research that positions concepts and theories of performativity as central to the area of applied drama and theatre. The scholarship will support students who want to research and understand the existing theories of performativity, and how they influence performance and communication; and going beyond this, how can this understanding might build a theory for Applied Drama and Theatre Studies -in the field of education.
Proposals should aim to demonstrate a strong Applied Drama and Theatre hypothesis centered on the relationship between performativity in performance, and drama and theatre studies. It should outline its theoretical aims and objectives, and include a proposed programme for practical investigation to meet its goals. The proposal should put equal weight on theory, practice and application,
Performativity in Embodied Media
Proposals will enquire into the nature of performance within a digitally enhanced environment (s). How does performance embody media, if media is its environment?
A strong hypothesis on the relationship between the mediated environments and performance could support study in one of the three areas:
• Site-specific theatre
• Simulation and Gaming
• Technologically enhanced performance spaces
The Digital Arts and Humanities Program
At University College Cork, participating subunits include Drama and Theatre Studies, English, Music, History, Languages Literatures and Cultures, Computer Science, and the Boole Library. UCC staff has wide experience in digital arts and humanities, especially in regard to Irish and European history and culture and music technology. In addition, UCC's School of Music and Theatre is particularly strong in practice-based research in composition and performance practice using digital media (e.g., computer-based and electronic resources for composition, sound and video art, interdisciplinary performance and improvisation).
Applications are invited on any relevant topic. For information concerning the program and instructions for applying: visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/cacsss/grads/grep/dah/. For further information contact Brendan Dooley: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline 1 June 2013
Prof. Brendan Dooley
CACSSS Graduate School
University College Cork
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