Dr Mark Crossley

Job: Associate Professor, Research / Reader Performing Arts

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities and Performing Arts

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

T: +44 (0)116 2078131

E: mcrossley@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk/arts


Research interests/expertise

Intermediality, Intermedial Pedagogy, 20th Century Comedy Studies, Robert Lepage and Applied Theatre.

Areas of teaching

Contemporary British performance, intermedial performance, site specific performance, physical theatre, devised performance.


BA Special Honours Drama and Theatre Studies - Birmingham University 1989

PGCE Drama – University of Central England 1993

MRes Arts in Further Education – University of Warwick 2007

PHD Arts pedagogy - University of Warwick 2013

Courses taught

Drama Studies BA (Hons)

Performing Arts BA (Hons)

MA Performance Practices

Conference attendance

Sample of recent papers presented

Proximity and intimacy – innovative practice within special needs theatre education. Co-authored with Bamboozle Theatre Co. NYU Education Forum April 2016 (New York University USA)

‘The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Northern Comic from the 1970’s to the present day’; Salford International Comedy Conference, Salford University, June 2009

‘Would I rather be Almodovar?’ Intermedial pedagogy within UK higher education; TAPRA symposium, Sheffield University, May 2010

‘In search of an intermedial pedagogy within higher education drama and performing arts degrees’ IUTA 8th World Congress Proceedings DMU, UK June 2010

‘In between realities’: In search of an intermedial pedagogy’ TAPRA conference, University of Galmorgan Sept 2010

‘Can we ever be together in the intermedial? Thoughts (and concerns) on the shared performer experience in intermedial practice.’ TAPRA conference Sept 2011. Kingston University, UK

Current research students

Amy DaCosta, PhD in Drama, An investigation of how existing and emergent acting methodologies may be used to create new knowledge and practice, informed by and in response to Dissociative Identity Disorder, 1st Supervisor.

Ben Hunt, PhD in Performance Practice (awarded DMU Graduate Full Bursary), Performing Trauma in the Vegan and Animal Rights Movement. 1st Supervisor.

Khairul Kamsani, PhD in Performance Practice (awarded DMU Graduate Full Bursary), Cybernetic Actions: harnessing digital reality technologies towards developing actor training approaches, 1st Supervisor.

Stacie, Bennett-Worth, PhD (awarded Full Bursary), Defining a pedagogical framework and toolkit for using creative digital technology in performing arts education. 2nd Supervisor.

Rosie Garton, PhD in Performance Studies, The Political Performance of Cycling: The Female, the Bicycle and the Gendered Urban Space. 2nd Supervisor.

Internally funded research project information

DMU funding to present a paper at TAPRA 2011 and submit journal article to IJPDM.

Professional esteem indicators

Academic advisory panel for Pearson Education (Edexcel) – advising on new Drama and Theatre Studies GCSE and A Level specification (2012 – current)

Academic advisor for WJEC examination board – advising on new Drama and Theatre Studies A Level specification (2014)

Palatine (Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Innovation Network) funding application reviewer (2010 – 11)

Reviewer of Palatine grant funding proposals. Ad hoc basis 2010 – 2011

Editor – Comedy Studies journal (Routledge) 2009 onwards.

Mark Crossley