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

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My doctoral research focused on feminism and live art and my commitment to contemporary performance and theatre practices persists. Significant publications include Devising Performance: A Critical History (Palgrave Macmillan 2005), co-authored with Jane Milling, Autobiography and Performance (Palgrave Macmillan 2008), The National Review of Live Art 1979 - 2010: A Personal History - essays, anecdotes, drawings and images (New Moves International 2010), Histories and Practices of Live Art, co-edited with Jennie Klein (Palgrave Macmillan 2012) and It’s All Allowed: The Performances of Adrian Howells, co-edited with Dominic Johnson (Intellect and LADA 2016). 

 

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Another enduring interest has been walking aesthetics, with the publication of numerous articles alongside practice-based research (see, for example, Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts, ed. Roberta Mock (Intellect Books 2009) and walks.wordpress.com/, walkinglibraryproject. wordpress.com/, walkinginterconnections.com/) This focus on walking has led to my latest research project, a study of the relationship between forests and performance. My monograph will be part of a new series which I am co-editing with Professor Sally Mackey, Performing Landscapes (Palgrave Macmillan).

 

40walks.wordpress.com

walkinglibraryproject.wordpress.com

walkinginterconnections.com

 

Grants

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  • 2015: PI, Creative Scotland, £15,000
  • 2014: Scottish Funding Council (PI) £1,800,800
  • 2014: CI, AHRC Connected Communities Festival, £25,000
  • 2014: PI, AHRC, Being Human Festival, £1,500
  • 2013: AHRC DTP Scotland (PI) £16,200,000
  • 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.

 

Current students:

 

  • Sarah Hopfinger, 'Sustaining the imagination: theatre and learning for sustainability' (AHRC CDA)
  • Leila Riszko, ‘How do body politics and notions of liveness and embodiment affect the production and reception of ‘abject’ performance practice?’ (AHRC)
  • Harry Wilson, ‘Practising Barthes: encounters between performance and photography’ (AHRC)
  • Tessa Buddle, ‘Exploring a contingent dramaturgy of utopia in contemporary touring theatre’ (AHRC)
  • Jenny Knotts, Play/Writing Histories: Navigating the Personal, Public and Institutional Stories of Theatre Space. An Architextural Study of the Citizens Theatre’ (AHRC)

 

 

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’

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Teaching

I teach a range of courses:

  • Autobiography and Performance (Hons)
  • Documentary Theatre (Hons)
  • Reading the Stage (Level 1)
  • Honours Dissertations
  • Independent Research Practice (Masters)
  • Masters Dissertations

 

 

Additional information

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AFFILIATION:

 

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

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 1998
Number of items: 49.

2017

Heddon, D. (2017) "Apologies if you’ve heard this all before but thanks for listening". In: Bastian, M., Jones, O., Moore, N. and Roe, E. (eds.) Participation in More-Than-Human Worlds. Series: Routledge studies in human geography. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138957350 (In Press)

2016

Heddon, D. (2016) Confounding ecospectations: disappointment and hope in the forest. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1192001) (Early Online Publication)

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

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., 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. (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)

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 Thu Aug 25 20:41:05 2016 BST.
Number of items: 49.

Articles

Heddon, D. (2016) Confounding ecospectations: disappointment and hope in the forest. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, (doi:10.1080/14688417.2016.1192001) (Early Online 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., 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. (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 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. (2017) "Apologies if you’ve heard this all before but thanks for listening". In: Bastian, M., Jones, O., Moore, N. and Roe, E. (eds.) Participation in More-Than-Human Worlds. Series: Routledge studies in human geography. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138957350 (In Press)

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 Thu Aug 25 20:41:05 2016 BST.