Professor Deirdre Heddon

  • Professor of Contemporary Performance (Theatre, Film and Television Studies)
  • Dean of the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts & Humanities (Arts Administration)

telephone: 01413306286
email: Deirdre.Heddon@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

*Dee is on research leave this academic year*

 

‌Research Interests

Book 1Following my doctoral study on Feminism and Live Art, I have continued to focus on contemporary performance and theatre practices, broadly conceived (Devising Performance: A Critical History, Palgrave Macmillan 2005). For a number of years, my primary interest was on the use of autobiography in performance (Autobiography and Performance, Palgrave Macmillan 2008). Through exploring performances which brought together site and autobiography, I have increasingly turned my attention to relationships between performance and the environment, and have more recently written about the use of walking in performance practice, specifically in women’s art. However, my interest in live art as a form continues (with the recent publication of a co-edited collection, Histories and Practices of Live Art, Palgrave Macmillan 2012).
My research emerges through a variety of media, from monograph publications, to journal articles, to exhibition catalogues (The National Review of Live Art 1979 - 2010: A Personal History - essays, anecdotes, drawings and images, 2010) and practice (Nature Walks and Talks) and 40 Walks.

‌Research Projects

Book 2I am currently engaged in two areas of research: Walking and Performance, and Performance and Forests.
The first extends from my research into women artists and walking, as well as 40 Walks and The Walking Library.  I am a co-investigator on an AHRC project, Walking interconnections: Performing conversations of sustainability, part of the AHRC’s Connected Communities scheme. I am also on the Steering Group of the AHRC network, Footwork - The Walking Artists Network as Mobile Community.
The second – Performance and Forests – links back in some ways to autobiography (my father was a forester), but also to my membership of an AHRC network, Reflecting on Environmental Change through Site-Based Performance and work undertaken for a special themed edition on ‘Environmentalism’ in applied drama, for Research in Drama Education (17.2, 2012). I am a research participant in the AHRC project, In conversation with...:co-designing with more-than-human communities,  one strand of which will focus on trees. My own project explores what sort of site the forest is for performance and what performance does in and to the forest, working towards completing a monograph (Performing the Forest). Many walks take place in forests, of course, which brings me (too neatly perhaps) full circle.

40walks.wordpress.com/
walkinglibraryproject.wordpress.com/
walkinginterconnections.com/

 

Grants

Book 3External Awards

  • 2015: PI, Creative Scotland, £15,000
  • 2014: CI, AHRC Connected Communities Festival, £25,000
  • 2014: PI, AHRC, Being Human Festival, £1,500
  • 2013: CI, AHRC Connected Communities, £31,744
  • 2013: PI, AHRC Skills Development £40,000
  • 2012: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award £54,504
  • 2012: AHRC Skills Development £59,200
  • 2012: Carnegie £1620
  • 2008-09: British Academy Small Grants £2474
  • 2007-10: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award £50,000
  • 2006-09: AHRC Creative Fellowship (Adrian Howells) £170,266
  • 2005/6: AHRC Research Leave Scheme £14,000
  • 2004: AHRB Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts £2,000
  • 2001: AHRB Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts £836
  • 1992: SAAS PhD Scholarship

Supervision

I welcome PhD and Masters by Research applications from students in the areas of contemporary performance and theatre practice, including practice-based or practice-led research. I have particular interests in: auto/biographical work, including documentary and verbatim drama; environmental performance/performance and ecology; walking aesthetics; feminist performance and live art; and collaborative forms of theatre practice.

Book 4Current students:

  • Sarah Hopfinger, 'Sustaining the imagination: theatre and learning for sustainability'
  • Leila Riszko, ‘How do body politics and notions of liveness and embodiment affect the production and reception of ‘abject’ performance practice?’
  • Harry Wilson

Graduated PhD students:

  • Cara Berger, ‘Lacanian Feminist Theory in Relation to Postdramatic Performance Practice'
  • Lucy Amsden, ‘The Teacher and the Clown – the Pedagogy of Philippe Gaulier’
  • Clare Louise Duffy: 'Practice as Research: Writing a Queer Aesthetic'
  • David Overend: 'Underneath the Arches: Developing a relational performance aesthetic in response to a specific cultural site'
  • Laura Bissell: 'The Posthuman Body in Performance’

Graduated Masters by Research students:

  • Minna Ella Aaltonen: 'Touch, Taste and Devour. Phenomenology of film and the film experiencer in 'cinema of sensations'.'
  • Victoria Payton: 'The rules and structures of participation'
  • Laura Cameron-Lewis: 'The Sublimation of Space -What methodologies might be created for exploration of the (socially-networked) identity in performance, examining the discourse between 'virtual-site' and 'real-site'.'
  • Harry Wilson: 'The role of the Director in contemporary collaborative and devised theatre'
  • Maria Gill: ‘Intimacy and Autobiography in Performance’
  • Ella Finer: ‘Shadow, Light, and Gender in Performance’

Teaching

Dee is on research leave this academic year.

  • Autobiography and Performance
  • Level 1 Theatre Studies
  • Honours Dissertations
  • Masters Dissertations

 

Additional information

Book 5Administration

Dee is on research leave this academic year

External Responsibilities

  • Executive Committee, UKCGE
  • Advisory Group, AHRC Research Careers and Training 
  • AHRC Peer Review College
  • Editorial Board Member of RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (Routledge); Studies in Theatre & Performance (Intellect) and Performing Ethos (Intellect)
  • Advisory Board, Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge)
  • Board of Directors, conFAB
  • Advisory Board, Walking Institute (Deveron Arts)

Publications

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Number of items: 49.

2016

Heddon, D. and Johnson, D., (Eds.) (2016) It's All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells. Series: Intellect Live. Intellect. ISBN 9781783205899

Heddon, D. (2016) Confounding ecospectations: disappointment and hope in the forest. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, (Accepted for Publication)

Heddon, D. (2016) Engaging arts, impacting PaR. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 36(1), pp. 79-87. (doi:10.1080/14682761.2015.1111016)

Heddon, D. (2016) Con-versing: listening, speaking, turning. In: Bastian, M., Jones, O., Moore, N. and Roe, E. (eds.) More-Than-Human Participatory Research. Series: Routledge studies in human geography. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138957350 (Accepted for Publication)

2015

Heddon, D. (2015) Hand in Hand. In: Campbell, A. and Farrier, S. (eds.) Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137411839

Heddon, D. (2015) The cultivation of entangled listening: an ensemble of more-than-human participants. In: Nicholson, H. and Harpin, A. (eds.) Performance and Participation: Practices, Audiences, Politics. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. (In Press)

Heddon, D., and Milling, J. (2015) Devising Performance: A Critical History, 2nd Edition. Series: Theatre and performance practices. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137426772

Heddon, D. (2015) Making it up. In: Carter, P. and Laing, S. (eds.) Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Oberon Books Ltd.: London. ISBN 9781783199495

Heddon, D. (2015) Correspondences. In: MacDonald, C. (ed.) Utopia: Three Plays for a Postdramatic Theatre. Series: Playtext. Intellect: Bristol. ISBN 9781783204625

Heddon, D. (2015) Going for a walk: a verbatim play. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 35(3), pp. 177-188. 10.1080/14. (doi:10.1080/14682761.2015.1067387)

Heddon, D. (2015) Taking a seat at the table. In: Harvie, J. and Weaver, L. (eds.) The Only Way Home is Through the Show. Series: Intellect Live. LADA/Intellect: London. ISBN 9781783205349

2014

Heddon, D., and Myers, M. (2014) Stories from the walking library. Cultural Geographies, 21(4), pp. 639-655. (doi:10.1177/1474474014521361)

Heddon, D. (2014) Going for a Walk: A Verbatim Audio Walk. [Audio]

2013

Heddon, D., and Myers, M. (2013) The Walking Library. [Website]

2012

Heddon, D. (2012) The politics of live art. In: Heddon, D. and Klein, J. (eds.) Histories and Practice of Live Art. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230229730

Heddon, D., and Mackey, S. (2012) Environmentalism, performance and applications: uncertainties and emancipations. Research in Drama Education, 17(2), pp. 163-192. (doi:10.1080/13569783.2012.670421)

Heddon, D. (2012) Turning 40: 40 turns. Walking & friendship. Performance Research, 17(2), pp. 67-75. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2012.671075)

Heddon, D. and Klein, J., (Eds.) (2012) Histories and Practices of Live Art. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9780230229730

Heddon, D., Iball, H., and Zerihan, R. (2012) Come closer: confessions of intimate spectators in one to one performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(1), pp. 120-133. (doi:10.1080/10486801.2011.645233)

Heddon, D., and Turner, C. (2012) Walking women: shifting the tales and scales of mobility. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(2), pp. 224-236. (doi:10.1080/10486801.2012.666741)

2011

Heddon, D., and Howells, A. (2011) From talking to silence: a confessional journey. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, 33(1), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1162/PAJJ_a_00018)

Heddon, D. (2011) Walk this way. In: Tuukkanen, J., Whelan, G., Jaakkola, M. and Tervo, L. (eds.) ANTIVERSARY. ANTI Festival: Kuopio, Finland, pp. 123-133. ISBN 9789525870534

2010

Heddon, D., Klein, J. and Milican, N., (Eds.) (2010) The National Review of Live Art 1979-2010: A Personal History (Essays, Anecdotes, Drawings and Images). New Moves International: Glasgow, UK.

Heddon, D. (2010) The horizon of sound: soliciting the earwitness. Performance Research, 15(3), pp. 36-42. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2010.527200)

Heddon, D., and Kelly, A. (2010) Distance dramaturgy. Performance Research, 20(2), pp. 214-220. (doi:10.1080/10486801003682427)

Heddon, D., and Turner, C. (2010) Walking women: interviews with artists on the move. Performance Research, 15(4), pp. 14-22. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2010.539873)

2009

Heddon, D. (2009) 40 Walks Blog. [Website]

Haedicke, S.C., Heddon, D., Oz, A. and Westlake, E.J., (Eds.) (2009) Political Performances: Theory and Practice. Series: Themes in theatre. Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042026063

Heddon, D. (2009) One square foot: thousands of roots. In: Mock, R. (ed.) Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts. Intellect Books: Bristol, UK, pp. 153-177. ISBN 9781841501550

Heddon, D. (2009) To absent friends: ethics in the field of auto/biography. In: Haedicke, S.C., Heddon, D., Oz, A. and Westlake, E.J. (eds.) Political Performances: Theory and Practice. Series: Themes in theatre (4). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 111-136. ISBN 9789042026063

Heddon, D. (2009) Tree: a studio performance. In: Mock, R. (ed.) Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts. Intellect Books: Bristol, UK, pp. 143-152. ISBN 9781841501550

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

2008

Heddon, D. (2008) What's in a name? In: It's Not Hard: Reflections on Live Art. Tramway, pp. 32-37. ISBN 9781899551439

2007

Heddon, D. (2007) Ac/counting the I's. Research in Drama Education, 12(2), pp. 207-222. (doi:10.1080/13569780701321203)

Heddon, D. (2007) One square foot: thousands of routes. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, 29(2), pp. 40-50. (doi:10.1162/pajj.2007.29.2.40)

Heddon, D. (2007) A visitor's guide to Glasgay. In: Godiwala, D. (ed.) Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatres in Post-War Britain. Cambridge Scholars Press: Cambridge, pp. 339-361. ISBN 9781847183064

Heddon, D.E. (2007) Autobiography and Performance. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230537538

2006

Heddon, D. (2006) Beyond the self: autobiography as dialogue. In: Wallace, C. (ed.) Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity. Litteraria Pragensia: Prague, pp. 157-184. ISBN 8073081229

Heddon, D. (2006) Performing the confessional. In: Mathé, S. and Teulié, G. (eds.) Cultures de la Confession: Formes de l'Aveu dans le Monde Anglophone. Series: Mondes anglophones. Publications de l'Université de Provence: Aix-en-Provence, France. ISBN 9782853996471

Heddon, D. (2006) Personal performance: the resistant confessions of Bobby Baker. In: Gill, J. (ed.) Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays. Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature. Routledge: Oxon, pp. 137-153. ISBN 9780415339698

Heddon, D. (2006) The politics of the personal: autobiography in performance. In: Aston, E. and Harris, G. (eds.) Feminist Futures? Theatre, Performance, Theory. Series: Performance interventions. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781403945327

2005

Heddon, D., and Milling, J. (2005) Devising Performance: A Critical History. Palgrave. ISBN 1403906637

2004

Heddon, D. (2004) Performing lesbians: constructing the self, constructing the community. In: Gale, M. (ed.) Autobiography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 217-238. ISBN 9780719063336

2003

Heddon, D. (2003) Glory box: Tim Miller's autobiography of the future. New Theatre Quarterly, 19(3), pp. 243-256. (doi:/10.1017/S0266464X03000149)

2002

Heddon, D. (2002) Following in the footsteps... Performance Research, 7(4),

Heddon, D. (2002) Performing the archive: following in the footsteps. Performance Research, 7(4), pp. 64-77.

Heddon, D. (2002) Autotopography: graffiti, landscapes and selves. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 2(3),

Heddon, D. (2002) Performing the self. M/C Journal, 5(5),

1998

Heddon, D. (1998) What's in a name? Studies in Theatre Production, 18, pp. 49-59.

This list was generated on Sun May 29 11:47:15 2016 BST.
Number of items: 49.

Articles

Heddon, D. (2016) Confounding ecospectations: disappointment and hope in the forest. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, (Accepted for Publication)

Heddon, D. (2016) Engaging arts, impacting PaR. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 36(1), pp. 79-87. (doi:10.1080/14682761.2015.1111016)

Heddon, D. (2015) Going for a walk: a verbatim play. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 35(3), pp. 177-188. 10.1080/14. (doi:10.1080/14682761.2015.1067387)

Heddon, D., and Myers, M. (2014) Stories from the walking library. Cultural Geographies, 21(4), pp. 639-655. (doi:10.1177/1474474014521361)

Heddon, D., and Mackey, S. (2012) Environmentalism, performance and applications: uncertainties and emancipations. Research in Drama Education, 17(2), pp. 163-192. (doi:10.1080/13569783.2012.670421)

Heddon, D. (2012) Turning 40: 40 turns. Walking & friendship. Performance Research, 17(2), pp. 67-75. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2012.671075)

Heddon, D., Iball, H., and Zerihan, R. (2012) Come closer: confessions of intimate spectators in one to one performance. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(1), pp. 120-133. (doi:10.1080/10486801.2011.645233)

Heddon, D., and Turner, C. (2012) Walking women: shifting the tales and scales of mobility. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(2), pp. 224-236. (doi:10.1080/10486801.2012.666741)

Heddon, D., and Howells, A. (2011) From talking to silence: a confessional journey. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, 33(1), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1162/PAJJ_a_00018)

Heddon, D. (2010) The horizon of sound: soliciting the earwitness. Performance Research, 15(3), pp. 36-42. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2010.527200)

Heddon, D., and Kelly, A. (2010) Distance dramaturgy. Performance Research, 20(2), pp. 214-220. (doi:10.1080/10486801003682427)

Heddon, D., and Turner, C. (2010) Walking women: interviews with artists on the move. Performance Research, 15(4), pp. 14-22. (doi:10.1080/13528165.2010.539873)

Heddon, D. (2007) Ac/counting the I's. Research in Drama Education, 12(2), pp. 207-222. (doi:10.1080/13569780701321203)

Heddon, D. (2007) One square foot: thousands of routes. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, 29(2), pp. 40-50. (doi:10.1162/pajj.2007.29.2.40)

Heddon, D. (2003) Glory box: Tim Miller's autobiography of the future. New Theatre Quarterly, 19(3), pp. 243-256. (doi:/10.1017/S0266464X03000149)

Heddon, D. (2002) Following in the footsteps... Performance Research, 7(4),

Heddon, D. (2002) Performing the archive: following in the footsteps. Performance Research, 7(4), pp. 64-77.

Heddon, D. (2002) Autotopography: graffiti, landscapes and selves. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 2(3),

Heddon, D. (2002) Performing the self. M/C Journal, 5(5),

Heddon, D. (1998) What's in a name? Studies in Theatre Production, 18, pp. 49-59.

Books

Heddon, D., and Milling, J. (2015) Devising Performance: A Critical History, 2nd Edition. Series: Theatre and performance practices. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137426772

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

Heddon, D.E. (2007) Autobiography and Performance. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230537538

Heddon, D., and Milling, J. (2005) Devising Performance: A Critical History. Palgrave. ISBN 1403906637

Book Sections

Heddon, D. (2016) Con-versing: listening, speaking, turning. In: Bastian, M., Jones, O., Moore, N. and Roe, E. (eds.) More-Than-Human Participatory Research. Series: Routledge studies in human geography. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138957350 (Accepted for Publication)

Heddon, D. (2015) Hand in Hand. In: Campbell, A. and Farrier, S. (eds.) Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9781137411839

Heddon, D. (2015) The cultivation of entangled listening: an ensemble of more-than-human participants. In: Nicholson, H. and Harpin, A. (eds.) Performance and Participation: Practices, Audiences, Politics. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke. (In Press)

Heddon, D. (2015) Making it up. In: Carter, P. and Laing, S. (eds.) Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Oberon Books Ltd.: London. ISBN 9781783199495

Heddon, D. (2015) Correspondences. In: MacDonald, C. (ed.) Utopia: Three Plays for a Postdramatic Theatre. Series: Playtext. Intellect: Bristol. ISBN 9781783204625

Heddon, D. (2015) Taking a seat at the table. In: Harvie, J. and Weaver, L. (eds.) The Only Way Home is Through the Show. Series: Intellect Live. LADA/Intellect: London. ISBN 9781783205349

Heddon, D. (2012) The politics of live art. In: Heddon, D. and Klein, J. (eds.) Histories and Practice of Live Art. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780230229730

Heddon, D. (2011) Walk this way. In: Tuukkanen, J., Whelan, G., Jaakkola, M. and Tervo, L. (eds.) ANTIVERSARY. ANTI Festival: Kuopio, Finland, pp. 123-133. ISBN 9789525870534

Heddon, D. (2009) One square foot: thousands of roots. In: Mock, R. (ed.) Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts. Intellect Books: Bristol, UK, pp. 153-177. ISBN 9781841501550

Heddon, D. (2009) To absent friends: ethics in the field of auto/biography. In: Haedicke, S.C., Heddon, D., Oz, A. and Westlake, E.J. (eds.) Political Performances: Theory and Practice. Series: Themes in theatre (4). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 111-136. ISBN 9789042026063

Heddon, D. (2009) Tree: a studio performance. In: Mock, R. (ed.) Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts. Intellect Books: Bristol, UK, pp. 143-152. ISBN 9781841501550

Heddon, D. (2008) What's in a name? In: It's Not Hard: Reflections on Live Art. Tramway, pp. 32-37. ISBN 9781899551439

Heddon, D. (2007) A visitor's guide to Glasgay. In: Godiwala, D. (ed.) Alternatives Within the Mainstream II: Queer Theatres in Post-War Britain. Cambridge Scholars Press: Cambridge, pp. 339-361. ISBN 9781847183064

Heddon, D. (2006) Beyond the self: autobiography as dialogue. In: Wallace, C. (ed.) Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity. Litteraria Pragensia: Prague, pp. 157-184. ISBN 8073081229

Heddon, D. (2006) Performing the confessional. In: Mathé, S. and Teulié, G. (eds.) Cultures de la Confession: Formes de l'Aveu dans le Monde Anglophone. Series: Mondes anglophones. Publications de l'Université de Provence: Aix-en-Provence, France. ISBN 9782853996471

Heddon, D. (2006) Personal performance: the resistant confessions of Bobby Baker. In: Gill, J. (ed.) Modern Confessional Writing: New Critical Essays. Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature. Routledge: Oxon, pp. 137-153. ISBN 9780415339698

Heddon, D. (2006) The politics of the personal: autobiography in performance. In: Aston, E. and Harris, G. (eds.) Feminist Futures? Theatre, Performance, Theory. Series: Performance interventions. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781403945327

Heddon, D. (2004) Performing lesbians: constructing the self, constructing the community. In: Gale, M. (ed.) Autobiography and Identity: Women, Theatre and Performance. Manchester University Press: Manchester, pp. 217-238. ISBN 9780719063336

Edited Books

Heddon, D. and Johnson, D., (Eds.) (2016) It's All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells. Series: Intellect Live. Intellect. ISBN 9781783205899

Heddon, D. and Klein, J., (Eds.) (2012) Histories and Practices of Live Art. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9780230229730

Heddon, D., Klein, J. and Milican, N., (Eds.) (2010) The National Review of Live Art 1979-2010: A Personal History (Essays, Anecdotes, Drawings and Images). New Moves International: Glasgow, UK.

Haedicke, S.C., Heddon, D., Oz, A. and Westlake, E.J., (Eds.) (2009) Political Performances: Theory and Practice. Series: Themes in theatre. Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9789042026063

Audio

Heddon, D. (2014) Going for a Walk: A Verbatim Audio Walk. [Audio]

Website

Heddon, D., and Myers, M. (2013) The Walking Library. [Website]

Heddon, D. (2009) 40 Walks Blog. [Website]

This list was generated on Sun May 29 11:47:15 2016 BST.