Performance Studies

Published Books (Monograph)

Disunified Aesthetics: Situated Textuality, Performativity, Collaboration (Montréal: McGill Queen’s University Press, 2014), pp. 314.

Negotiating Shakespeare’s Language in ‘Romeo and Juliet’: Approaches to Reading from Criticism, Editing and the Stage (Ashgate Publishers, 2009), pp. 242. With Peter Lichtenfels.

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare. A new scholarly edition. (Peter Lichtenfels, co-editor). (Ashgate Publishers, 2009), pp. 693, and romeoandjulietedition.com.

Edited Books

Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies, ed. L. Hunter with S. Riley. (New York: Palgrave, 2009).

Shakespeare, Language and the Stage: The Fifth Wall, Issues in Practice and Criticism, eds Lynette Hunter and Peter Lichtenfels (London: Thomson Publications, 2005), pp. 192.

Reading Shakespeare’s Dramatic Language, eds. L. Hunter with S. Adamson et al. (Thomson Educational, 2000), pp. 321. Reprinted 2003.

Performances

‘Can a Man be a Woman? Robert Kroetsch’s The Puppeteer’
1994: Universite de Strasbourg (France), Conference in Honour of Robert Kroetsch.
1995: University of Calgary (Canada), Calgary University Art Gallery; University of Western Ontario, London (Canada), Graduate Studies; University of Leeds (UK), Faculty Research.
1996:University of Toronto (Canada), Faculty Research; University of Huddersfield (UK), Graduate Studies.
1997: University of Leeds (UK), Theatre Workshop Graduate Studies.
2001: Warsaw University (Poland).

‘Trying not to be a Tragic Subject: Work by First Nations Writer Lee Maracle’
1995: Universite de Rennes II (France), Conference Autobiographie/Autobiography
1996: University of Nottingham (UK), Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies (Literature).

‘Cooking the Books: Reading Canadian Women’s Writing’
1996: Oviedo Universidad (Spain), Conference of the European Association for Commonwealth Studies; Calgary University (Canada), Visiting Professor; Trent University, Temagami (Canada), The Idea of North Conference; University of Leeds (UK). Theatre Worshop Graduate Studies.
1997: Beilingries (Germany), Conference of the German Association for Canadian Studies.
2001: Warsaw University (Poland).

‘Bodies in Trouble’
1997: University of Leeds (UK), Conference Women and Texts/ Les Femmes et les Textes.

‘Face-Work: Coming to the End of the Line. A Study in the Poetry of Frank Davey.
1999: University of Leeds (UK), Revisions of Canadian Literature Conference.
2000: University of Leeds (UK), Theatre Workshop Graduate Studies.

‘The Face, the Mask and Classical Tragedy in the Household: The Rhetoric of Masking in Recent Work by Alice Munro.
2003: Université d’Orléans (France) Alice Munro: L’Écriture du Secret; University of Birmingham (UK) American and Canadian Studies special lecture.
2005: University of California Davis, Arts and Humanities faculty presentation.

‘Roget Falls in Love: How Analytical Thought Stops you Thinking (Crossing Margaret Atwood with bpNichol)’
2007: University of Birmingham (UK), Beyond the Book conference.

‘Scoring Daoist Energy’, with musician Dylan Bolles
June 2010: The 6th International Conference on Daoist Studies, ‘Daoism Today: Science, Health, Ecology’, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
March 2011: Yugen Theatre, San Francisco, Artist in Residence series

‘Acting with Qi’, with Lishi Director Alexander Boyd, theatre director Peter Lichtenfels, four professional US actors from stage and film, and invited practitioners from the London theatre and film community
March 2014: Freie Universitat, Berlin
July 2014: London (UK)

Essays

‘Installation and Constellation’, in ed B. Reynolds, Performance Studies: KeyWords, Concepts (London: Palgrave, 2015), 141-55.

‘Un-Editing for Non-Fictional Bodies: Theatre Practice and the Editing of “New” Scripts’, with P. Lichtenfels, in eds S. Bennett, M. Polito, and J. Jenkins, New Directions in Medieval and Early Modern Performance Studies (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 171-97.

‘Engaging Politics: Keith Hennessy’s radical devised dance theatre’, in eds P. Lichtenfels, J. Rouse, Performance, Politics and Activism: Scales of Production (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 132-53.

‘Constellation: Engaging with Radical Devised Dance Theatre: Keith Hennessy’s Sol Niger‘, in eds. Peter Lichtenfels and John Rouse, Performance, Politics and Activism, (Palgrave, 2013), pp. 132-153.

‘Introduction’, in eds. Peter Lichtenfels and John Rouse, Performance, Politics and Activism, (Palgrave, 2013), pp. 1-13.

‘Allegory Happens: Allegory in the Arts post-1960’, in eds. R. Copeland and P.T. Struck, The Cambridge Companion to Allegory (Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp.266-80.

‘Internationalism, Performance and Public Culture’, in eds. P. Koski and M. Sirha, The Local Meets the Global in Performance, (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), pp. 21-40.

‘Situated Knowledge’, in Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies, (New York: Palgrave, 2009), pp. 151-3.

‘Theory/Practice as Research: Explorations, Questions and Suggestions’, in Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies, (New York: Palgrave, 2009), pp. 230-6.

‘Valuing Performance/Practice as Academic Knowledge’, in Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies, (New York: Palgrave, 2009), pp. 119-205.

‘Art/ Practice as Research: Explorations, Questions and Suggestions’, UCIRA State of the Arts, Vol 1, 2007, pp. 54-66.

‘Introduction’, in eds. L. Hunter and P. Lichtenfels, Shakespeare, Language and the Stage: The Fifth Wall, (Thomson Publishing, 2005), pp. 1-10, with P. Lichtenfels.

‘The Melody of Gesture’, in eds. L. Hunter and P. Lichtenfels, Shakespeare, Language and the Stage: The Fifth Wall, (Thomson Publishing, 2005), pp. 61-88, with A. Arden and M. Hendricks.

‘Video Cicero: The Problem of Peace for Modern Political Rhetoric’, in eds. C. Reid and M. Edwards, Oratory in Action, (Manchester University Press, 2004), pp. 186-209.

‘FACE-WORK and Going to the End of the Line with Frank Davey’s writing’, in eds. C. Batt, E. Boehmer, and J. MacLeod, Axial Writings (Kunapipi, 2003), pp. 111-123.

‘Reading in the Moment: Theatre Practice as a Guide to Textual Editing’, with Peter Lichtenfels, in eds. A. Thompson and G. McMullen, In Arden: Essays in Honour of Richard Proudfoot , (Thompson, 2002), pp. 138-56.

‘Seeing through the national and global stereotypes: British Theatre in Crisis?’, with Peter Lichtenfels, in eds. M. Delgado and C. Svich, Theatre in Crisis?: Performance manifestos for a new century, (Manchester University Press, 2002), pp. 31-53.

‘Why has Q4 Romeo and Juliet such an intelligent editor?’ in M. Bell et al., Reconstructing the Book: Literary Texts in Transmission, (Ashgate, 2001), pp. 9-21.

‘Persuasion’, in eds. L. Hunter, Ann Thompson et al., Reading Shakespeare’s Dramatic Language, (London: Thomson Educational, 2000), pp. 113-129. Part 1 and Part 2.

‘From Stage to Page: Character through Theatre Practices in Romeo and Juliet‘ with Peter Lichtenfels, in eds. S. Chew and A. Stead, Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics, (Liverpool University Press, 1999), pp. 53-74.

Articles

‘Turbulent Rhetorics in Keith Hennessy’s Turbulence: A Dance About the Economy’, Performance Research 19:5 (2014) 47-53.

‘Winning, Losing, and Wandering Play: Zhuangzian Paradox and Daoist Practice’, with Richard Schubert, Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies 5 (Summer 2014) pages: 23.

‘The Art of Play: Lishi, Contemporary Dance, and Cricket’, Moving Worlds 12.1, (2012), pp. 91-102.

‘Scoring Daoist Energy: A Rhetoric of Collaboration’, Journal of Daoist Studies 5, (2012), pp.153-168, with Dylan Bolles.

‘Performatics’, in On Performatics: Performance Research, (2008), p.7.

‘Describing Performance’, in bp Nichol, ed. L. Emerson, Open Letter 13.5, (2008), pp. 115-32.

‘Practice as Research Elements in the PhD’, Selected Essays in the Proceedings of the 2006 International Symposium of Drama School Directors, ed W. Sun (Shanghai 2007), pp. 93-100 in English, pp. 101-107 in Chinese.

‘Editors’ Forum’, with Janelle Reinelt et al., Theatre Survey, 47:2 (November, 2006), pp. 169-173.

‘Daphne Marlatt’s Poetics: What is an Honest Man? and Can There Be an Honest Woman?’, Open Letter 12:8 (Winter 2006), pp. 143-68.

‘Equality as Difference: Storytelling in/of Nunavut’, International Journal of Canadian Studies, (Fall 2005), pp. 51-81.

‘Echolocation, Figuration and Tellings: Rhetorical strategies in Romeo and Juliet, Language and Poetry, 14:3 (July 2005), pp. 259-78.

‘Negotiations between text and stage in Romeo and Juliet‘, with Peter Lichtenfels, Shakespeare Bulletin, 22:2 (Summer 2004), pp. 5-26.

‘Labour Notes’, with Susan Rudy, Open Letter, 10:8 (Spring 2000), pp. 94-104.

‘Tea Drinking in England: Ceremony, Scandal and Domestic Bliss’, New Comparison, 24, (Autumn 1997), pp. 108-157. Nominated for the Sophie Coe prize 1999.

‘J. M. Barrie: The Rejection of Fantasy’, Scottish Literary Studies, (May 1978), pp. 39-52.

Collaborations

Shakespeare: Editing and the Theatre, Lecture series with Gresham College, Workshop with Gresham College and Centre for English Studies, University of London, (1996-1996).

Women and Texts: International Research Conference organised, with University of Calgary (Canada) and the Université de Rennes II, (1996-1997).

Globe Theatre, London, Winter Players, research series, (2000-2003).

MAMA: storytelling, with Somali refugees and Caribbean immigrants, (2003-2005).

University of California/ London’s Globe Theatre Research Institute Project, 2003-2005.

University of California / Shanghai Theatre Academy Exchange, 2006-2006.

Radio Performances

‘Woman’s Hour’, presentations, 1988 (Radio4).
presentations, 1998 (Radio4).
presentations, 1999 (Radio4).
presentations, 2000 (Radio4).

‘Science and Women in the Seventeenth’, half hour show, 1998, (Radio4).

‘Orwell’s Keep the Aspidistra Flying’, Nightwaves, half hour show, 2001, (Radio4).

‘Literary Value’, Nightwaves, half hour show, 2001, (Radio4).

‘Food Fit For Heroes’, The Army, half hour show, 2002, (Radio4).
The Navy, half hour show, 2002, (Radio4).
The Airforce, half hour show, 2002, (Radio4).

‘Wolsey Great Meal’, one hour show, 2002, (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

‘George Orwell’, one hour show, 2004, (Ideas, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Selected Gresham College Lectures

1999-2000
Given while the Professor of Rhetoric 1997-2000
Ethics and Biogenetics: consultation group chaired by Professor Mary Warnock.
Ethics and Government: Decency and Authority, with Peter Hennessey.
Ethics and Economics: Can Socialism Survive Global Capital? with Will Hutton.
Ethics and Journalism: Fact, Fiction or Spin? with James Naughtie.
Ethics, Business and Globalisation, with Rt Revd Richard Holloway.
Ethics and Nation: In the 21st Century, what are we Citizens of? with Sylvia Walby.
War and Peace: Dealing with Difference, with Cynthia Cockburn.
Difference and Community: Can We ‘Do’ Ethics or Is ‘Ethics’ Done to Us?

Organisation of Major Conferences

1995: ‘Creative Writing Day’, Conference, Leeds.

1996: Lecture series ‘Shakespeare and the Theatre’, at Gresham College, London.

1996: Seminar/workshop ‘The Arden 3 Shakespeare and the Theatre’, at the Centre for English Studies, University of London.

1998: ‘World Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Worlds’, at the Centre for English Studies, University of London.

1999: ‘Sensing the Poem: Writers and Critics Exploring Contemporary Poetry’, Gresham College, London.

2001: ‘Verbal Inter Visual: Poetry and Art’, Gresham College, Birkbeck University of London, and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, London.

2002: ‘Shakespeare and Language: the Fifth Wall’, The London Globe Theatre, International Conference on Directing, Acting, Criticism, Scholarship and Language.

2005: ‘Practice as Research’, University of California Performance Research Group.

2006: European Performance in a Global Context’, University of California Multicampus Research Group conference.

2007: International Performance and Culture Arrowhead Research Retreat.

2007: Co-organised the Conference ‘Keywords in International Performance’ at the University of Warwick.

2008: International Performance and Culture Arrowhead Research Retreat.

Major Invitations: Externally Funded Keynotes and Plenaries

2014: Keynote lecture ‘Daoist Practices for Moments of Ar(rest)’, to the International Research Center ‘Interweaving Performance Cultures’, Freie Universität, Berlin.

2013: Plenary paper ‘Walking Place’, to the conference ‘Transcultural Imaginaries: Making New, Making Strange’, Nangyang University, Singapore.

2012: Keynote lecture ‘Breath and Presence in Performance’ to the International Research Center ‘Interweaving Performance Cultures’, Freie Universität Berlin.

2012: Keynote lecture ‘Performance Studies and Feminism’ to the humanities faculty of Nanjing University.

2012: Plenary paper ‘Transgender Performance in the West’, to the conference ‘International Conference on Gender Research in Chinese Studies’ Nanjing University.

2011 January: Keynote lecture to the conference ‘Artistic Research in Action’ at the Theatre Academy, Helsinki.

2010: Keynote joint lecture (with P. Lichtenfels) ‘Un-editing for Non-Fictional Bodies’ to the SSHRC sponsored conference ‘New Directions in Medieval and Early Modern Performance Studies’, University of Calgary.

2009: Keynote lecture to conference ‘Indigeneity and Performance’, Royal Holloway University of London.

2008: Keynote lecture series ‘Visual Arts in a Deliberative Democracy’, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Spannocchia, Italy.

2007: Romeo and Juliet: Editing and Directing’, with Peter Lichtenfels to the Inaugural Conference of Shakespeare’s Globe Education series on Theatre Research.

2007: Keynote lecture series ‘Situated Aesthetics: the Particular and the Collaborative’, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Spannochia, Italy.

2006: ‘Practice as Research in Theatre and Performance Studies’, plenary to the Conference Global Strategies for Doctoral Programs in Theatre and Performance Studies, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai.

2005: ‘Editing for the Stage’, NEH invited lecture, with Peter Lichtenfels, Shakespeare’s Globe, London.

2005: ‘What is an Honest Man, and Can there be an Honest Woman?’, plenary to the conference Poetics and Public Culture in Canada, University of Western Ontario.

2004: ‘Shakespeare: the Critic and Theatre Practice’, presentation to NEH lecture series at Globe Theatre, London.

2002: ‘Shakespeare and Voice’ main workshop session for the Shakespeare Association of America, annual conference, Minneapolis.

1998: ‘Theatre and the Editing of Shakespeare’, plenary with Peter Lichtenfels to the Universities of California Biennial Conference on Shakespeare Studies, Davis, California.

1995: ‘Invited as the University of Calgary Visiting Professor, 1995, lecturing on ‘De-scribing performance in bp Nichol’s Selected Organs’ and ‘Can a Man be a Feminist’.

1994: ‘Can a Man be a Feminist: Robert Kroetsch’s The Puppeteer’, to the Strasbourg conference on Canadian Literature, Strasbourg.

1994: ‘Ceremony, Scandal and Domestic Bliss’, invited lecture to the Conference on Food and Performance, Centre for the Performing Arts, Cardiff.

Papers Delivered at Conferences

1976: ‘J. M. Barrie: The Rejection of Fantasy’, to the Spode House Conference on Edwardian Literature.

1994: ‘De-scribing performance in bp Nichol’s Selected Organs’, to the ‘Moving Words/Moving Worlds’ conference, Leeds.

1995: ‘Can a Man be a Feminist?’, performance piece, University of Calgary Art Gallery.

1995: ‘Can a Man be a Feminist’, Performance piece, University of Western Ontario.

1996: ‘Can a Man be a feminist’, University of Toronto.

1996: ‘Cooking the Books’, Trent University, Canada.

1996: ‘Trying Not to Be a Tragic Subject’, University of Nottingham.

1999: ‘Recognising the end of the Line: Gender, Masculinity and Class in the Poetry of Frank Davey’, to Re-Generations Conference , University of Leeds.

2000: ‘Romeo and Juliet: the integrity of the text’, to the De Montfort University conference on ‘Shakespeare and Translation’.

2000: ‘Staging Bibliography’, Two-part exploration of Bibliographic issues in Romeo and Juliet, at The Globe Theatre London, with the Winter Players.

2002: ‘Aural/Oral Rhetoric and Acting’, Two-part exploration of rhetoric and acting at the Globe Theatre London, with the Winter Players (50%)

2002: ‘Entrances, Exits and Overlaps’, London Globe Winter Players.

2003: ‘Gesture and Movement on the Shakespearean Stage’, with Glynn MacDonald (Master of Movement, Globe Theatre), London Globe Winter Players.

2006: ‘United States’ Perspectives on International Performance’, Federation Internationale Recherche Theatricale, Helsinki.

2007: ‘Transition Papers’, UCMRG International Performance and Culture, Arrowhead, UCLA.

2008: ‘Internationalism, Representation and the G-SAs’, UCMRG International Performance and Culture, Arrowhead, UCLA.

2008: Lecture series ‘Keywords for Visual Arts Culture’, Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Spannochia, Italy.

Related Experience

1976-1979: Theatre reviewer and occasional journalist for ‘The Scotsman’, Edinburgh.

1980: Organised a drama conference at the Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, featuring David Hare, Snoo Wilson, and David Pownall.

1991: Organised reading by Scottish poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.

1999: Organised visit of Janelle Reinelt, University of California Davis, to speak on ‘Staging Race on the American Stage, the art of Anna Deveare Smith’, November.

2000-2001: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Staging Bibliography: Romeo and Juliet, Literary and Theatrical Cruxes’.

2002: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Aural/ Oral Rhetoric and Acting’.

2002: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Entrances, Exits and Overlaps’.

2003: Organised and participated in the London Globe Theatre Winter Players’ workshops on ‘Movement, Rhetoric and Gesture’, with Glyn Macdonald.

2003: Organised the visit of Desmond Murray and Alexander Boyd, Prinicpal and Vice-Principal of the College of Chinese Physical Culture, to UCDavis (also each year following).

2003: Organised the Ravenscroft Lecture tour of Louise Profeit Leblanc and Ida Calmagane to Leeds, Birmingham, London and Southampton.

2005: Organised the visit of Peter Kulchyski, advocate for First Nations, to UCDavis.

2006: Hosted the visit of the Shanghai Theatre Academy Chinese Opera Group “The Colourful Essence of Beijing Opera’, played for one week at UCDavis.

2007: Co-hosted the conference on ‘Keywords for International Performance’ at the University of Warwick.

2008: Co-organised and hosted residency of Epiphany Productions (San Francisco) and Reckless Moments (Shanghai) around Dance theatre piece ‘Chinese Whispers’ in preparation for opening the 2008 San Francisco International Arts Festival.