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'Environmentalism' edition of Research in Drama Education published online
Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (RiDE) published a special issue on 'Environmentalism', (volume 17:issue 2) edited by Deirdre Heddon and Sally Mackay.
From the introduction by Heddon and Mackay:
As the articles in this journal testify, there are many examples of applied theatre practice; what is required is sustained and rigorous critical engagement. It is to the gap of ecocriticism that we address this issue, signalling what we hope is the emergence of a critical field... One response to the multiple challenges of climate change is to more transparently locate the human animal within the environment, as one agent amongst many. Here, we seek to transparently locate the critic, intertwining the personal – ourselves, human actants – with global environmental concerns.
The articles are:
Moving, writing, failing: spatialities of ambivalence in Detroit's ruinscapes, by Mary Elizabeth Anderson
Tilting at Windmills in a changing climate: a performative walking practice and dance-documentary film as an embodied mode of engagement and persuasion, by Jess Allen & Sara Penrhyn Jones
Remote intimations: performance art and environmental illness, by Stephen Bottoms and Julie Laffin
Performing environmental change: MED Theatre and the changing face of community-based performance research, by Kerrie Schaefer
Performance ecologies, biotic rights and retro-modernisation, by Baz Kershaw
Troubling practices: short responses, by Gary Anderson, Lena Simic, David Haley, Zoe Svendsen, Lucy Neal and Emelda Ngufor Samba.
The journal, published by Taylor and Francis, is accessible for academics in subscribing institutions, but is not freely accessible to the public. Abstracts can be read for free online, and many authors, if emailed, will send a copy of their article. If you have difficulty accessing an article, or contacting an author, please email us.