WHO: applicants wishing to study for a PhD in performance, through either theoretical or practice-as-research methodologies
WHAT: two full AHRC-funded PhD studentships exploring the challenges to ideas of cultural value presented by contemporary live art and performance practices. One studentship based in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, the other in Drama, Theatre and Performance at Roehampton.
WHEN: both studentships to start 1 October and run for three years until September 2012
PAYMENTS: not stated
DETAILS: studentships will comprise an integral component of an innovative three-year AHRC-funded research project ‘Performance Matters', co-directed by Dr Butt (Goldsmiths), Professor Heathfield (Roehampton) and Lois Keidan (Live Art Development Agency). This project will comprise the staging of discursive and performance events in the Higher Education and cultural sectors in London. The project will be transdisciplinary in approach and is intended to investigate the changing status of performance within the institutions and practices of visual art, dance, and theatre, as well as within academic theory and cultural life more broadly. Each of the studentships relates to a specific theme, or research track, within the project. One, addressing the theme of ‘Performing Idea', will be based at Roehampton and be supervised by Professor Adrian Heathfield. The other will relate to the theme of ‘Trashing Performance' and be supervised by Dr Gavin Butt at Goldsmiths College. You should decide which studentship you wish to apply for and apply directly to the appropriate institution. Applications are welcomed in a broad range of areas associated with performance studies, but are especially invited in the specific areas of: de-valued and/or vernacular performance including camp, trash, street, queer, and popular forms; ‘non-serious' modes of performance participation and consumption; taste and critical judgement; unofficial performance archives and community testimonies; and performance in visual arts institutions and discourses (for Trashing Performance). The award holder will be selected on the basis of qualifications and research ability; capacity to work in a collaborative research environment; the preparedness and viability of the proposal; and the fit between the proposal and research concerns of Performance Matters.
Deadline: 16 March 2009 ** Deadline expired**
Organiser/employer: Goldsmiths College
[ Added on 12 February 2009 ]
- Pays fee/prize/award
- No charges
- Experience required:
- Some experience
- Students eligible:
- UK - London