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Dr Claire Warden

Job: Reader in Drama

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8871

E: claire.warden@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Personal profile

Claire joined the School of Arts in September 2015, having previously been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the University of Edinburgh, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. Her research focuses on cross-disciplinary modernism, British and Continental European theatre, performance theory and contemporary performance aesthetics, particularly in relation to sport and entertainment. She is the author of ‘British Avant-Garde Theatre’ (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), ‘Modernist and Avant-Garde Performance: an introduction’ (Edinburgh UP 2015) and ‘Migrating Modernist Performance: British theatrical travels through Russia (Palgrave MacMillan 2016), as well as multiple journals articles and book chapters. She is associate editor of Wiley-Blackwell’s ‘Encyclopaedia of Modernist Literature’ (2018) and, proving she is nothing if not diverse, is also co-editor of ‘Performance and Professional Wrestling’ (Routledge 2017).

For further up-to-date information about her research see www.clairewarden.net and @cs_warden

Research group affiliations

  • Performance Research Group
  • International Centre for Sports History and Culture

Publications and outputs 

To see a full list of Dr Warden's outputs please click here.

Research interests/expertise

  • Modernist performance
  • Drama and the avant-garde
  • British theatre history
  • Interdisciplinary modernism
  • The performing body
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first century performance

Areas of teaching

  • Theatre history
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Performance
  • Performance training
  • Critical Theory

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PhD ‘Tradition, Innovation and Politics: the stagework of Ewan MacColl and Theatre Workshop’ (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc Writing and Cultural Politics (University of Edinburgh)
  • BA English Literature (1st class honours) (Aberystwyth University)

Courses taught

  • DRAM 1000 Acting, Scripting, Directing
  • DRAM 1001 A Contextual Introduction to Performance
  • DRAM 3000 Drama Research Project
  • DRAM 2000 Drama and Theory

Honours and awards

Anthony Denning Award Winner, Society for Theatre Research (2014)

Externally funded research grants information

  • British Academy Small Grant (2015)
  • Popular Culture Association Travel Grant (2015)
  • Marc Fitch Fund Research Grant (2014)
  • Amiel and Melburn Trust Funding Award (2014)
  • University of Edinburgh PhD Scholarship (2004-7)
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