Publications and Research Projects

The first publication arising from the original research work has been published in 2013: International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice.

Edited by Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear, the volume is described as "A brilliantly executed and creative collaboration. The product is not just a contribution to discourses on politics and aesthetics, but a productive mobilisation of what Edkins and Kear call 'cross-talk'. The critical methodologies that emerge are used to explore core questions such as warfare and political protest." Vivienne Jabri, King's College, London.

Introduction, Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear

I Logics of Staging

1. Traces of Presence, Adrian Kear

2. Facing and Defacing, Jenny Edkins

 II Aesthetic thought and the politics of practice

3. Justice and the Archives: ‘The Method of Dramatization’, Michael J. Shapiro

4. ‘The little cold breasts of an English girl’ or Art and Identity, Alexander García Düttmann

5. Animating Politics, Diana Taylor

6. A Golden Screen: On Virtuosity and Cosmopolitics, Joe Kelleher

III Ontological and ethnographic co-performance

7. Theatre as Post-Operative Follow-up: The Bougainville Photoplay Project, Paul Dwyer

8. Stagecraft/ Statecraft/ Mancraft : Embodied Envoys, 'Objects' and the Specters of Estrangement in Africa, Sam Okoth Opondo

9. Impossibilities: Generative Misperformance and the Movements of the Teaching Body, Naeem Inayatullah

IV Bodies politic and performative

10. Embodied Audience: The politics of relation and participation in Coriolan/us,Patrick Primavesi

11. Bellies, Wounds, Infections, Animals, Territories: The Political Bodies of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Stuart Elden

V Dramaturgies of scenario and security

12. Power, Security, and Antiquities, Christine Sylvester

13. Staging war as cultural encounter, Maja Zehfuss

14. Lines of Sight: On the Visualization of Unknown Futures, Louise Amoore

 Selected publications of Professor Jenny Edkins

  • Face Politics. (London: Routledge, 2015) (forthcoming)
  • Critical International Relations. Jenny Edkins, ed. Routledge Major Work (London: Routledge, 2014)
  • Global Politics: A New Introduction, 2nd edition. Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss, eds. (London: Routledge, 2014)
  • International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice.  Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear, eds. (London: Routledge, 2013)
  • Missing: Persons and Politics. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011)
  • Critical Theorists in International Relations Jenny Edkins and Nick Vaughan-Williams, eds. 
    (London: Routledge, 2009)
  • Sovereign Lives: Power in Global Politics. Jenny Edkins, Véronique Pin-Fat and Michael J. Shapiro, eds. (New York: Routledge, 2004)
  • Trauma and the Memory of Politics. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

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Selected publications of Professor Adrian Kear

  • Theatre and Event: Staging the European Century. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013)
  • International Politics and Performance: Critical Aesthetics and Creative Practice. Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear (London and New York: Routledge, 2013)
  • On Appearance.Adrian Kear and Richard Gough (London and New York: Routledge, 2008)
  • Psychoanalysis and Performance. Patrick Campbell and Adrian Kear (London and New York: Routledge, 2001)
  • Mourning Diana: Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief. Adrian Kear and Deborah Lynn Steinberg (London and New York: Routledge, 1999)

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 Selected publications of Professor Emeritus Mike Pearson

  • The Lesson of Anatomy 1974/2014 (2014)
  • Marking Time: performance, archaeology and the city, (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2013)
  • Mickery Theater: An Imperfect Archaeology. (Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2011)
  • Site-Specific Performance. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010)
  • In Comes I:Performance, Memory and Landscape (Exeter: Exeter Unviersity Press)
  • Theatre/Archaeology. Mike Pearson and Michael Shanks (London and New York: Routledge, 2001)

Selected Performances of Professor Emeritus Mike Pearson

  • Pearson, M. and Brookes M. 2012 Coriolan/us, National Theatre Wales (NTW) in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company for the World Shakespeare Festival/London 2012/Cultural Olympiad, Hangar 856, RAF St. Athan, South Wales, 8-18 August, 2012 (dramaturg and co-director)
  • Pearson, M. and Hardy, J. 2011 Warplands, Royal Geographical Society, London, 1 September, 2011. Commissioned by the AHRC ‘Landscape and Environment’ programme Director’s Impact Fellowship
  • Pearson, M. 2010 The Persians, National Theatre Wales (NTW), SENTA mid-Wales, 11-21 August, 2010. (director)

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