Helene Gron

Research title

Migration and Home/lessness: Playwriting in a Globalised World

Research summary

My project investigates issues of home (belonging) and homelessness (feeling out of place) by combining an interdisciplinary approach (existential philosophy, narratology and anthropology) with a practice-as-research method (playwriting). Being situated outwith immediate life, thereby between home and homelessness, theatre is able to perform social issues in languages that speak through and beyond words. Dwelling in possibility, playwriting can become a voice-giving medium, making it possible to re-shape senses of home and identity.

Supervisors

Grants

  • 2017: AHRC Scholarship
  • 2013: Scottish Funding Council Fee Waiver Bursary for MLitt in Theatre Practices
  • 2012: MSc in Playwriting part funded by by Knud Højgaards Fond and Oticon Fonden
  • 2011: Erasmus Exchange Scholarship