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Performance Philosophy, Modernist Theatre, The Director's Theatre, Political Theatre, Activist Theatre, Performance of the Public Space, Animals and Performance/interspecies Performance, bio-art performance, medical humanities and performance, civic engagement and performance.

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Overview

Since completing my PhD on the interface between modernist theatre and philosophy (University of Edinburgh), my research has been particularly preoccupied with questions of the political in performance, explored through the lenses of philosophy, performance theory and practice, that expand across the human and beyond the human.

I'm an editor of the international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed Performance Philosophy journal (https://www.performancephilosophy.org/journal/about), and I’m a founding member of the Performance Philosophy Network https://www.performancephilosophy.org. I also co-convened, at the Theatre and Perormance Research Association (TaPRA), the Theatre, Performance and Philosophy Group for several years (2010-16).

My two co-edited collections Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance and Radical Democracy (Palgrave 2017) and Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in theatre and Performance (Routledge 2018) rehabilitate perceived notions of the political from the point of radical vulnerability, failure, and resilience. And, currently, I'm co-editing two journal themed editions: Performing Powerlessness (Performance Philosophy Journal, April 2022) and On Biopolitics (Performance Research, Summer 2022).

My practice is interdisciplinary, bringing together film, media and performance, and has a particular interest in projects that promote civic engagement. Some of my latest practice takes place in museum and gallery spaces by developing public performances from their archives and artefacts. I've developed  a series of public performances at the Petrie Museum (UCL) funded by the Loterry Heritage fund, and various performance projects from a range of narratives at the LIFT archives, the Women Art Collections and the Hackney Empire archives funded by the UEL Archives.

Before joining the University of the West Scotland in 2020, I taught at the Wimbledon Arts College (University of the Arts London) (2018-20) and the University of East London (2010-18). At the University of East London, I held programme leadership roles at the undergraduate and postgraduate drama programmes, and was a co-director of the research Centre for the Performing Arts Development. (2013-17). 

Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance           Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy (Performance Philosophy)

 

Overview

Current Teaching 

Performance Contexts: Creative Processes

Performance Contexts: Testing Ideas

Culture and Society

Dissertations

Overview

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

Beyond Failure: New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, eds. Eve Katsouraki & Tony Fisher (Routledge, 2018)

Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Philosophy eds. Tony Fisher & Eve Katsouraki (Palgrave, 2017).

Journal Edited collections

Eve Katsouraki, Simon Donger, ed. 'On Biopolitics,’ Performance Research, June 2022.

Eve Katsouraki, Georg Docker, Gerald Siegmund, ed. ‘Performing Powerlessness,’ Performance Philosophy 7.1., April 2022.

Eve Katsouraki & Will Daddario, ed. Performance Philosophy, 2:4, Jan 2019.

Eve Katsouraki; Theron Schmidt; Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca; Kelina Gotman, ed. Performance Philosophy, 2:2, June 2018.

‘Bodies of Failure’, eds. Katsouraki E & Watt D, Somatechnics, 3:1, 2013, Edinburgh University Press.

Overview

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

‘Theatre’s Broken Middle’ in Beyond Failure: New essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, ed. Eve Katsouraki and Tony Fisher, (Routledge, 2018).

‘Introduction: Knowing Failure’ Eve Katsouraki & Tony Fisher in Beyond Failure: New essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance, ed. Eve Katsouraki and Tony Fisher, (Routledge, 2018).

‘Plastic Animals in Praxes of Metamorphosis' in The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics, eds. Helena Grehan and Peter Eckersall (Routledge, 2018)

‘Zoedramatics in Bio/Interspecies Performance, “We keep our biologies intimate” eds. Nicolas Salazar Sutil and Ric Allsopp in Performance Research, 22:2, 2017, pp. 74-86.

‘A Life Not Worth Living: On the Economy of Vulnerability and Powerlessness in Political Suicide’ in Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy, ed. Tony Fisher and Eve Katsouraki (Palgrave 2017).

‘Epilogue: The ‘Trojan horse,’ Or from Antagonism to the Politics of Resilience’ in Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy ed. Tony Fisher and Eve Katsouraki (Palgrave 2017).

'Editorial - Performance Philosophy', Katsouraki E; Schmidt T; Cull Ó Maoilearca L; Gotman K, 2017, Performance Philosophy, 2:2, pp. 162 -171.

‘Affirmative Antinomies of Naturalist and Realist Theatre’ eds. Catherine Silverstone and Fintan Walsh, inPerformance Research, 19:2, 2014, pp. 63-73.

‘Violating Failures: Rosa Luxemburg’s Spartacus and Dada Anti-manifestation,’ in Somatechnics, ed. Eve Katsouraki and Daniel Watt 3:1, 2013. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 50-71.

‘Bodies of Failure: An Introduction’, Eve Katsouraki and Daniel Watt, D. Somatechnics, 3:1, 2013, Edinburgh University Press. pp. 1-8.

‘Žižek’s Death Drive, the Intervention of Grace, and the Wagnerian Performative: Conceptualising the Director’s Subjectivity,’ in Žižek and Performance, ed. Broderick Chow and Alex Mangold (Palgrave, 2014).

‘Aesthetic Encounters of a Collective Consciousness,’ in Embodied Consciousness: Technologies of Performance ed., Jade Rosina McCutcheon and Barbara Sellers-Young (Palgrave, 2013).

 ‘Acting Transmutations: From Imitation to Interpretation,’ Origins of Dramatic Modernism in England 1870-1914, ed. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe and Gregory Tague (Academica Press, 2010).

‘Between the “performative” of Nietzschean philosophy and Modernist Theatre Practice,’ Ethical Encounters: Boundaries of Theatre, Performance and Philosophy, ed. Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe and Daniel Watt (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

External Examiner MA Scenography, The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

1 Sep 201630 Sep 2021

External Examiner MA Theatre Arts, Middlesex University

1 Sep 201530 Sep 2019

External Assessor for validating the MA Scenography, The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

29 May 2015 → …

External Assessor for validating MA Theatre Arts, Middlesex University

11 May 2014 → …

Keywords

  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Performance theory
  • Modernist Theatre
  • Theatre Histories
  • Civic Engagement
  • Activist Performance
  • Participatory Performance Practices
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Performing Archives
  • Practice as Research
  • JC Political theory
  • Performance Philosophy
  • Sustainability
  • Animal Performance
  • Medical Humanities
  • Bio-art performance

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