New Scholars Activities

New Scholars Activities

July 10 2018 (Tuesday): 12.30-1.30 - Faculty of Philosophy, room TBA

Workshop: So You Want to Get Published?

Securing a book contract or wanting to get a first journal article published can sometimes feel like a daunting prospect. This roundtable is designed to offer new scholars advice on how to navigate the publishing maze. The session will address the process of monograph publication and include guidance on the procedure for articles, especially submissions for the Federation’s journal, Theatre Research International (TRI).

Fintan Walsh (University of London, Birkbeck, UK); incoming senior editor of (TRI)

Elaine Aston (Lancaster University, UK) former editor of TRI; co-series editor of ‘Contemporary Performance InterActions’, Palgrave Macmillan

Brian Singleton (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) former editor of TRI; co-series editor of ‘InterActions’, Palgrave Macmillan


July 12 2018 (Thursday): 12.30-1.30

- Faculty of Philosophy, room TBA

Workshop: The Place of ‘I’: From Autoethnography to international collaborations

Lately, the debates about cultural appropriation and who is, and is not, entitle to write about certain topics have taken central stage again. Yet, in a number of academic research cultures first-person narrative is still unusual and at times, even considered inappropriate. This workshop will focus on the position of the researcher within the research material and discourse—how to negotiate the seemingly impartial academic voice with the distinct place we, as individuals, are speaking/ coming from? The place of ‘I’ in both individual research and in international collaborations will be addressed through the following questions:

What kind of research necessitates the presence of the writer’s distinct personal voice?

Why is it important to position oneself within the discourse and how to do it?

How does autoethnography enable us to balance and negotiate our various positions within international collaborations?

Is there a difference between researcher’s personal voice and autoethnography?

How does autoethnography work as a research method?

When does placing of our personal narrative within academic research become a strategy and what can this strategy do?

Silvja Jestrović (School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick): keynote speaker


Friday 13th July: 12:30 - 14:00 - Faculty of Philosophy, room TBA

New Scholars' Caucus

 The New Scholars' Caucus is a chance to reflect on the conference and offer thoughts and ideas on the development of the New Scholars' Forum. The session is open to all New Scholars and Student Members of IFTR.

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