Posts Tagged ‘Theatre Studies’

Reblog: Global Environment Policy as political theatre #COP26

March 17, 2020

Reposting from Artists & Climate Change, Kyoto Forever? UN Climate Conferences as Political Theatre is a valuable exploration of the ways in which theatre can open up and imagine global environment policy-making, particularly as enacted in UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conventions of the Parties (UNFCCC COPs, particularly with COP26 coming to Glasgow in November.

Perhaps the most consequential theatrical forums of the moment are the UN climate conferences, or COP meetings, which occur every year in a different city and at which the governments of the world negotiate coordinated attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Or at least they perform diplomatic negotiation and perform commitments to reduce emissions. Global emissions continue to rise as climate impacts worsen, heightening the fictive, performative impression given by these conferences. At times they appear to be nothing but deceitful political theatre.

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Chris Fremantle, Anne Douglas and Dave Pritchard have been working with global environment policy in a chapter and a timeline to be published in the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Art and the Public Realm. Addressing the works of Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b. 1932) in parallel with the step-change in global environment policy-making in the early 1970s the new texts explore different understandings of time.

 

PhD Studentships in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow, 2016-17

November 9, 2015

Prof Carl Lavery asked us to circulate this.  If you have an interest in ecological issues and performance, this is a sympathetic place to study.

Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships, through its involvement in the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scotland (DTP). We particularly welcome research proposals which relate to our research strengths in the following areas: ecology, environment and heritage, history and historiography, dramaturgy and playwrighting, adaptation, intermediality and digital arts, Scottish theatre, practice-based research, queer and gender theory, Shakespeare and performance, intercultural performance, physical theatre and actor training, live art, curation and museology, autobiography, site-based performance, contemporary German and French theatre, temporalities and geochronology, theatre and the elements, politics and memory.

The DTP Scotland is run by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (http://www.sgsah.ac.uk) which offers innovative training and skills development opportunities for its funded students (e.g. Internships, Artist-in-Residency schemes, Summer School, second-language courses). This national provision complements the excellent doctoral training offered by the University of Glasgow.

Studentships are available to applicants living in the UK and the European Union. Applications for interdisciplinary projects are also very welcome. For full details, please visit http://www.sgsah.ac.uk

In addition, the College of Arts will offer a number of scholarships for PhD study in 2016. These scholarships are open to UK/EU and International applicants.

The deadline for all scholarship applications is Wednesday, 6 January 2016. To be considered for an award, candidates must have applied to study at the University of Glasgow and have provided two academic references through the university’s application system.

Further details can be found at http://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/arts/graduateschool/fundingopportunities/

for more information contact Professor Carl Lavery (carl.lavery@glasgow.ac.uk)


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