Terror and the Tour

Guest Editors: Andrew Wilford, Jonathan Skinner, and Paul Antick

Terror and the Tour: Introduction    [essay/pdf]
Andrew Wilford, Jonathan Skinner, and Paul Antick

“Do not run on the platforms ... if you look a bit foreign”: De/Constructing
the Travelling Terrorist Assemblage
Ariane de Waal

Performing The Feeling of Doing: Intimacy, Terror, and Embarrassment    [essay/pdf]
Michael Peterson

Walking into Beirut: An annotation    [installation]
Ella Parry-Davies, Penny Newell & Merijn Royaards

Between Beirut and Bethlehem (Confessions of a Tourorist)    [video essay & transcript]
Andrew Wilford

Purgatourism     [essay/pdf]
Keith Egan

Performing Community / The Pride of Promenade: Site specific performance and the
construction of collective urban identity within post conflict landscape
    [essay & images/pdf]
Beatrice Jarvis

‘Was here’: Identity traces and digital footprints as survival writing     [essay/pdf]
Jonathan Skinner

Terrifying Pleasures: In Quest of an Affirmative Approach to “Dark” Installation Art   [essay/pdf]
Dorota Golańska

Living Off the Enemy’s Supply Lines: Developing ‘mis-guidance’ in heritage sites through
the prism of one performance
Phil Smith

Three places I never went to when I was alive   [short film]
Paul Antick

<notes on contributors>

» Paul Antick is a founding member of the Terror and the Tour research group and co-editor of Liminalities’ Terror and the Tour special issue. His recent contributions to various books, journals and exhibition spaces include: ‘Bhopal to Bridgehampton: schema for a disaster tourism event’ (Journal of Visual Culture) and ‘Smith at Auschwitz: Research Product #5’ (Belfast Exposed Gallery). He is Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Roehampton, London.

» Ariane de Waal is a postdoctoral researcher in English Literature and Culture at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Her recently completed Ph.D. thesis Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions at the Home/Front of British Drama was distinguished with the CDE Award and will be published with De Gruyter in 2017. She has previously written about post- traumatic theatre, Iraq war drama, and the (bio)politics of urban spaces.

» Keith Egan is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway, Ireland. He is currently researching models for enhancing participation for potentially vulnerable populations in urban environments, and youth engagement strategies in multicultural settings. His previous work examined the role of religious tourism at European pilgrimage destinations including Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Medjugorje in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and Knock and Croagh Patrick in Ireland.

» Dorota Golańska is an Assistant Professor at the Department of American Studies and Mass Media & Women's Studies Centre, University of Lodz, Poland. Her current research activities are in the field of interdisiplinary memory studies and trauma studies. She is especially interested in feminist new materialistm, sensory studies and affect studies.

» Beatrice Jarvis (PhD) is an urban space creative facilitator, choreographer and researcher, and founder of the Urban Research Forum and The Living Collective. As a dance artist, she works in Romania, Gaza, Berlin, Germany and Northern Ireland to generate large-scale and site specific choreographic works to explore the social power and potential of embodied movement practices. Her socio-choreographic research has been profiled within Pina Bausch Symposium, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, dOCUMENTA (13), The National School of Art Bucharest, Galway Dance Festival, Goldsmiths CUCR Tate, and AAG 2013. Her commissions include GroundWorks Jerwood Space, Steven Lawrence Center and EGFK Berlin.

» Penny Newell is a poet and researcher, currently based at King's College London. Her poetry has been featured in The Cardiff Review, Don't Do It Mag, The Still Point Journal, Ways to Wander (Triarchy Press, 2015), and Letterpress Poets Anthology (Palewell Press, 2015), amongst others. Her academic articles have been featured in Performance Research (Routledge/Taylor & Francis), Excursions (Sussex University) and Platform (Royal Holloway), with a chapter forthcoming in The Handbook for Creativity at Work (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).

» Ella Parry-Davies is a doctoral researcher at King's College London and the National University of Singapore, working on cultural remembrance and public space in Beirut and Singapore. She has published in Performance Research and Performance Philosophy, and is an editor of Interventions (Contemporary Theatre Review). She convened 'Beirut: Bodies in Public', a workshop on performance and public space in the Lebanese capital in 2014, and is a founding member of After Performance, a research collective concerned with collaborative critical responses to contemporary geopolitics.

» Michael Peterson is a performance studies scholar, a performance artist, and a teacher. His research includes a critical study of Straight White Male Performance Art Monologues (Mississippi UP), a forthcoming book on performance culture in Las Vegas (Michigan UP), and work on animals, food, and objects in performance. His newest work is about performance in and about torture and other forms of cruelty. He has published articles in Performance Research, TDR, Theatre Annual, and numerous anthologies. He is associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Drama, and the Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies program, at the University of Wisconsin.

» Merijn Royaards is a practitioner who works in, and between, the fields of music, visual arts and architecture. His current research looks at the first convergences of these fields in history, and investigates the implications of such convergences to current architectural discourse. While most of his publications and speaking engagements have been on sonic experience, his live-performances and exhibitions combine electronic dance music, sound installation, and free improvisation.

» Jonathan Skinner has a particular interest in interviewing skills and qualitative re- search methods. He has undertaken fieldwork in the Eastern Caribbean on the island of Montserrat (tourism and trauma, colonial relations and disaster recovery) and in the US/UK (social dancing, arts health, contested heritage). He is currently an Adjunct Fellow of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, University of St Andrews, co-edits the book series ‘Movement and Performance Studies’ for Berghahn Publishers with Professor Helena Wulff (University of Stockholm) and is advisor to the arts health charity Arts Care. He is editor and co-editor of seven publications including Consuming St. Patrick’s Day (with D. Bryan—Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015); The Interview (Berg, 2012); Writing The Dark Side of Travel (Berghahn, 2012); Great Expectations: Imagination, Anticipation, and Enchantment in Tourism (with D. Theodossopoulos—Berghahn, 2011).

» Phil Smith (CrabMan, Mytho) is a performance-maker, writer and ambulatory researcher, specialising in creating performances related to walking, site-specificity, mythogeographies and counter-tourism. He is a core member of Wrights & Sites, presently working on a new publication: Architect Walkers. Phil’s publications include A Footbook of Zombie Walking and Walking’s New Movement (2015), On Walking and Enchanted Things (2014), Counter-Tourism: The Handbook (2012), and Mythogeography (2010). He is Associate Professor (Reader) at Plymouth University.

» Andrew Wilford is a co-convener of Terror & The Tour. Andrew was awarded a PhD in 2014 for his thesis entitled Time & Terror-Acting. Andrew has been a member of American Society Of Theatre Research Traumatic Structures Working Group since 2012. His projects with this group have included research on Dealey Plaza culminating in Dallas during commemorations for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Andrew is a co-convener of Performing Place with Dr. Vicky Hunter (Dance, University Of Chichester) and a regular collaborator with Dr. Gabriella Calchi-Novati (ISAP, Zurich). Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre at the University of Chichester.

           Hazardous Crossing, Greece, 2015

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies (issn: 1557-2935)

editor-in-chief: Michael LeVan (Vancouver, WA)
the city editor: Daniel Makagon (DePaul University)
digital horizons editors: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook (Southern Illinois University) and Daniel (Jake) Simmons
   (Missouri State University)
performance & pedagogy editor: open
book review editor: Christopher J. McRae (University of South Florida)

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