Professor Carl Lavery

  • Professor of Theatre and Performance (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)

Research interests

Research Interests

My main research interests are in the fields of ecology and environment, contemporary French theatre and performance and performance writing. Much of this work is informed by a crossdisciplinary interest in site, politics, and aesthetics. My current work as co-editor on the volume Greening the Absurd for Methuen attempts to bring these diverse interests together in a common nexus that connects the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ with new research in the fields of ecology and environment. Along with my colleague Dee Heddon, I will edit a special volume of the journal Green Letterson theatre and ecology in 2015.

Research Projects

For much of 2013, I have been a PI on the AHRC funded project ‘Future of Ruins: Reclaiming Abandonment and Toxicity on Hashima Island’. See the website for more details and a report on the project. As part of the project I collaborated with the sculptor Lee Hassall on an 80 minute performance piece called Return to Battleship Island. We have toured the performance throughout the UK in a number of different venues including the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the Worcester Garage and the Japan Foundation in London. In 2014, we will take the performance to Buenos Aires.


Grants

  • 2013 PI on AHRC funded project ‘Future of Ruins: Reclaiming Abandonment and Toxicity on Hashima Island
  • 2013 CI on the AHRC funded project ‘Homing in: Sense, Sensing and Sustainable-Place Making’.
  • 2013 CI on AHRC funded project Creative Resilience

Supervision

    I have supervised 5 PhD students to completion in the past five years and a number of MA and MPhil students. Current students include:

     

    • Cassidy, Caitriona
      Solitude and solidarity - the individual and social belonging in the theatre of Albert Camus and Eug
    • Dyson-moss, Gillian Elizabeth
      Is there a contemporary feminist uncanny? An investigation into the relationship between object and performer in solo performance art.
    • Rawlings, Angela Marie
      Performing Geochronology in the Anthropocene: Siting Depths and Temporality along the North Atlantic Drift.
    • Sillitoe, Hugh
      A comparative ethnography of contemporary absurdist performance practices amongst theatre practitioners and socio-political activitists.
    • Vile, Gareth
      Comics and Dramaturgy
    • Wilson, Harry
      Practising with Barthes: encounters between performance and photography.

Teaching

  • Space, Place and Landscape
  • Playwrighting and Dramaturgy

Additional Information

External Responsibilities

  • External examiner at University of Manchester, Goldsmiths University of London, Roehampton University, and University of Kent (MA)
  • Currently involved in the REF as special advisor Sub-panel 35: Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
  • Serve on the editorial boards of: Performance Research, Contemporary Theatre Review, Cambridge University

Forthcoming Publications

  • Greening the Absurd (Methuen, 2014) – edited collection
  • Green Papers (Routledge, 2015) – edited collection
  • Performing Ecology/Practising Location (Manchester 2016)


Conferences

  • ’Hashima 1’  Asian Studies Conference, San Diego; April 2013
  • ‘Hashima 3’ Department of Geography, Exeter University; May 2013
  • ‘Hashima 5,’ Post-Traumatic Landscapes Conference, Sheffield; May 2013
  • ‘Hashima 6, ‘East Asian Societies in Transition: Challenges and Connections, Nottingham; September 2013
  • ‘Return to Battleship Island,’ Foundry Studio Theatre, Film and Television Seminar Series; Aberystwyth October 2013
  • 'Return to Battleship Island,' Radical Space October 2013, Conference, Keynote; University of East London, Docklands
  • ‘Came Dancing Cross the Water: The Ecological Image in Battleship Island’, Performing Ecologies Conference, Central School of Speech and Drama; London, October 2013
  • ‘Return to Battleship Island – Performance,’ Millennium Centre, Cardiff; December 2013
  • ‘Rethinking Battleship Island,’ Japan Foundation, London; December 2013,
  • ‘Return to Battleship Island – Performance,’ Gas Gallery, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth

 


Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2017

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 5-1967. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow glam rock dialogues. Drouth, 57, pp. 65-77.

2016

Lavery, C. (2016) Introduction: performance and ecology: what can theatre do? Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 20(3), pp. 229-236. (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1206695)

Lavery, C. (2016) Theatre and time/ecology: deceleration in Stifters Dinge and L’Effet de Serge. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 20(3), pp. 304-323. (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1191997)

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 1 - Work. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 2 - Luxury. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 - Commune. [Performance]

Lavery, C. (2016) Late modernism. In: Gale, M. B. and Deeney, J. F. (eds.) The Routledge Drama Companion: Modernism to Contemporary Performance. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9780415724173

Lavery, C. (2016) To perform Genet: Tranvseralite, Blessure, Pouvoir. In: Vannouvong, A. (ed.) Genet et les Arts. Presses du Reel, pp. 133-47. ISBN 9782840666837

Lavery, C., Dixon, D., Hassall, L., Pendleton, M. and Fearnley, C. (2016) Return to Battleship Island. In: Shaw, D. B. and Humm, M. (eds.) Radical Space: Exploring Politics and Practice. Series: Radical cultural studies. Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, pp. 87-108. ISBN 9781783481514

2015

Lavery, C. (2015) Sacred Time/Ecological Time in Beckett's Waiting for Godot (with a little help from Maurice Blanchot). Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, V(1-2), pp. 216-234.

Lavery, C. (2015) Ionesco's green lesson: toxic environments, ecologies of air. In: Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology and Environment, and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472506672

Lavery, C. and Taylor Batty, M. (2015) The secluded voice: the impossible call home in early Pinter. In: Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology and Environment, and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472506672

Lavery, C. (2015) Beckett. In: Gale, M. and Deeney, J. F. (eds.) Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists. Series: Routledge key guides. Routledge: London, pp. 27-32. ISBN 9780415630368

Lavery, C. (2015) Action hero: a lexicon. In: Paintin, G., Stenhouse, J. and Lavery, C. (eds.) Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces by Action Hero. Oberon Books: London, vi-xxiv. ISBN 9781783195008

Lavery, C. (2015) Introduction: Greening the absurd. In: Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology and Environment, and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury: London.

Lavery, C. (2015) Walking and ruination. In: Qualmann, C. and Hind, C. (eds.) Ways to Wander. Triarchy Press: Axminster, pp. 9-14. ISBN 9781909470729

Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (2015) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology, Environment and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472506672

Lavery, C. and Gough, R. (2015) Introduction. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049031)

Lavery, C. and Gough, R. (2015) Performance Research [Editors] Special issue: On Ruins and Ruination. Performance Research, 20(3),

Lavery, C. and Hassall, L. (2015) A future for Hashima: pornography, representation and time. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 112-125. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049045)

Paintin, G., Stenhouse, J. and Lavery, C. (2015) Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces by Action Hero. Oberon Books: London. ISBN 9781783195008

2014

Lavery, C. (2014) Globalisation, glocal, third space theatre. In: Reynolds, B. (ed.) Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts, and Theories. Palgrave: London, pp. 193-200. ISBN 9780230247307

Lavery, C. (2014) Performing Paris. In: Whybrow, N. (ed.) Performing Cities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 57-79. ISBN 9781137032522 (doi:10.1057/9781137455697.0009)

Lavery, C. (2014) Polar bears, climate change and the ethics of limitropy. Contemporary Theatre Review, 24(4), pp. 535-537. (doi:10.1080/10486801.2014.965415)

Lavery, C., Dixon, D. P. and Hassall, L. (2014) The future of ruins: the baroque melancholy of Hashima. Environment and Planning A, 46(11), pp. 2569-2584. (doi:10.1068/a46179)

2013

Lavery, C. (2013) The ecology of the image: the environmental politics of Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio. French Cultural Studies, 24(3), pp. 264-278. (doi:10.1177/0957155813489095)

2011

Finburgh, C. and Lavery, C. (Eds.) (2011) Contemporary French Theatre and Performance. Series: Performance interventions. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230580510

Williams, D. and Lavery, C. (Eds.) (2011) Good Luck Everybody: Lone Twin - Journeys, Performances, Conversations. Performance Research Books: Aberystwyth. ISBN 9781906499020

2010

Lavery, C. (2010) The Politics of Jean Genet's Late Theatre: Spaces of Revolution. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719090158

2009

Heddon, D., Lavery, C. and Smith, P. (2009) Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts. Intellect Books: Bristol. ISBN 9781841501550

This list was generated on Sun Aug 20 08:41:58 2017 BST.
Number of items: 31.

Articles

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow glam rock dialogues. Drouth, 57, pp. 65-77.

Lavery, C. (2016) Introduction: performance and ecology: what can theatre do? Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 20(3), pp. 229-236. (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1206695)

Lavery, C. (2016) Theatre and time/ecology: deceleration in Stifters Dinge and L’Effet de Serge. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, 20(3), pp. 304-323. (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1191997)

Lavery, C. (2015) Sacred Time/Ecological Time in Beckett's Waiting for Godot (with a little help from Maurice Blanchot). Word and Text: A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics, V(1-2), pp. 216-234.

Lavery, C. and Gough, R. (2015) Introduction. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049031)

Lavery, C. and Gough, R. (2015) Performance Research [Editors] Special issue: On Ruins and Ruination. Performance Research, 20(3),

Lavery, C. and Hassall, L. (2015) A future for Hashima: pornography, representation and time. Performance Research, 20(3), pp. 112-125. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2015.1049045)

Lavery, C. (2014) Polar bears, climate change and the ethics of limitropy. Contemporary Theatre Review, 24(4), pp. 535-537. (doi:10.1080/10486801.2014.965415)

Lavery, C., Dixon, D. P. and Hassall, L. (2014) The future of ruins: the baroque melancholy of Hashima. Environment and Planning A, 46(11), pp. 2569-2584. (doi:10.1068/a46179)

Lavery, C. (2013) The ecology of the image: the environmental politics of Philippe Quesne and Vivarium Studio. French Cultural Studies, 24(3), pp. 264-278. (doi:10.1177/0957155813489095)

Books

Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (2015) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology, Environment and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472506672

Paintin, G., Stenhouse, J. and Lavery, C. (2015) Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces by Action Hero. Oberon Books: London. ISBN 9781783195008

Lavery, C. (2010) The Politics of Jean Genet's Late Theatre: Spaces of Revolution. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9780719090158

Heddon, D., Lavery, C. and Smith, P. (2009) Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts. Intellect Books: Bristol. ISBN 9781841501550

Book Sections

Lavery, C. (2016) Late modernism. In: Gale, M. B. and Deeney, J. F. (eds.) The Routledge Drama Companion: Modernism to Contemporary Performance. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9780415724173

Lavery, C. (2016) To perform Genet: Tranvseralite, Blessure, Pouvoir. In: Vannouvong, A. (ed.) Genet et les Arts. Presses du Reel, pp. 133-47. ISBN 9782840666837

Lavery, C., Dixon, D., Hassall, L., Pendleton, M. and Fearnley, C. (2016) Return to Battleship Island. In: Shaw, D. B. and Humm, M. (eds.) Radical Space: Exploring Politics and Practice. Series: Radical cultural studies. Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, pp. 87-108. ISBN 9781783481514

Lavery, C. (2015) Ionesco's green lesson: toxic environments, ecologies of air. In: Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology and Environment, and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472506672

Lavery, C. and Taylor Batty, M. (2015) The secluded voice: the impossible call home in early Pinter. In: Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology and Environment, and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury: London. ISBN 9781472506672

Lavery, C. (2015) Beckett. In: Gale, M. and Deeney, J. F. (eds.) Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists. Series: Routledge key guides. Routledge: London, pp. 27-32. ISBN 9780415630368

Lavery, C. (2015) Action hero: a lexicon. In: Paintin, G., Stenhouse, J. and Lavery, C. (eds.) Action Plans: Selected Performance Pieces by Action Hero. Oberon Books: London, vi-xxiv. ISBN 9781783195008

Lavery, C. (2015) Introduction: Greening the absurd. In: Lavery, C. and Finburgh, C. (eds.) Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd: Ecology and Environment, and Greening of Modern Stage. Series: Methuen drama engage. Bloomsbury: London.

Lavery, C. (2015) Walking and ruination. In: Qualmann, C. and Hind, C. (eds.) Ways to Wander. Triarchy Press: Axminster, pp. 9-14. ISBN 9781909470729

Lavery, C. (2014) Globalisation, glocal, third space theatre. In: Reynolds, B. (ed.) Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts, and Theories. Palgrave: London, pp. 193-200. ISBN 9780230247307

Lavery, C. (2014) Performing Paris. In: Whybrow, N. (ed.) Performing Cities. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 57-79. ISBN 9781137032522 (doi:10.1057/9781137455697.0009)

Edited Books

Finburgh, C. and Lavery, C. (Eds.) (2011) Contemporary French Theatre and Performance. Series: Performance interventions. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230580510

Williams, D. and Lavery, C. (Eds.) (2011) Good Luck Everybody: Lone Twin - Journeys, Performances, Conversations. Performance Research Books: Aberystwyth. ISBN 9781906499020

Performance

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2017) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 5-1967. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 1 - Work. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 2 - Luxury. [Performance]

Archibald, D. and Lavery, C. (2016) Glasgow Glam Rock Dialogues: 3 - Commune. [Performance]

This list was generated on Sun Aug 20 08:41:58 2017 BST.