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UoB Drama and Theatre Arts Symposium

Friday 19th May 2017, University of Birmingham, UK

Keynote by Professor Deirdre Heddon

The University of Birmingham’s Drama and Theatre Arts Department Postgraduate community is delighted to announce the third annual one day Postgraduate Symposium. This Symposium offers an open forum for postgraduates from any university to share their research and practice in a supportive environment. The majority of the Symposium is dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research with input offered from fellow PGRs, the UoB Drama Department, and a distinguished academic who will conclude proceedings with a keynote lecture.

This year we are thrilled that our keynote will be Professor Deirdre Heddon (James Arnott Chair in Drama at University of Glasgow).

We are inviting contributions from PhD and Masters-level students attending any university. This symposium is distinguished by its open nature and makes no limitations on the scope, content or format of research that will be shared. This makes it an excellent opportunity for many kinds of researchers, such as:


  • · researchers with limited experience of presenting their work,
  • · early doctoral candidates desiring a breadth of responses to their research,
  • · final year doctoral students as an opportunity to test conclusions,
  • · researchers of niche areas that struggle to find avenues of engagement,
  • · practice as research candidates seeking an open forum to present.


This conference may also be useful avenue for researchers not working specifically within drama and theatre, but whose research has overlapping interests in the performance of cultures, ecologies and landscapes. Attendance is also encouraged from postgraduates who do not wish to present their research at this time but are interested in the event.

If you would like to participate please submit an abstract of 300 words along with a biography of 100 words (maximum) to AXL285@bham.ac.uk by Monday 3rd April.

Contributions are welcome in a variety of forms including: a short paper (15-20 minutes), a provocation (5-10 minutes), a workshop proposal, a short play reading, PechaKucha or other format. Please make any technical requirements clear in your proposal or feel free to email with any questions.

This event is free and lunch will be provided, and a wine reception will close the event.

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