(the city)

Re-Constructing Konya Through Woolly Wanderings    [essay/pdf]
Özlem Ezer

(essays & performances)

Embodied Research: A Methodology    [essay/pdf]
Ben Spatz

Coerced Confessions    [video installation]
Performing the Voice in Coerced Confessions    [essay/pdf]
Erin Anderson

Bridging Rituals: A Daughter's Song    [essay/pdf & video]
Ronald L. Grimes

Hauntings: Marking Flesh, Time, Memory    [performance/video]
Tessa Carr & Deanna Shoemaker

Collaborative Calligraphy: An Asemic Writing Performance    [essay/pdf & video]
Roland Buckingham-Hsiao

A Case Study on Signed Music: The Emergence of an Inter-performance Art    [essay/pdf & videos]
Jody H. Cripps, Ely Rosenblum, Anita Small, & Samuel J. Supalla

(performance & pedagogy)

This Skin Between Us: A Feminist Analysis of a Solo Performance, Brushpoint    [essay/pdf]
Özgül Akıncı

(book reviews)

Other Planes of There: Selected Writings (by Renée Green)     [html]
reviewed by Niki Tulk

Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom (by Sarah Jane Cervenak)     [html]
reviewed by Erin Kaplan

Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice, 2nd edition (Eds. Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton)     [html]
reviewed by Asif Majid

<notes on contributors>

» Erin Anderson is an award-winning multimedia storyteller and audio producer. Her work spans across genres and platforms, including narrative audio, multimedia nonfiction, and gallery installations. She is the author/producer of ďWhat Hadnít Happened,Ē winner of The Atavistís Digital Storymakers Award (2013) and Our Time Is Up, winner of a Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award (2016). Her radio/podcast work has recently appeared on Serendipity and KCRWís UnFictional. She is an Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh, where she specializes in digital narrative and where she earned her PhD in Critical and Cultural Studies in 2014.

» Özgül Akıncı completed her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at that University of British Columbia in 2017. Her research interests include performance, sex work, and embodied pedagogies. She continues to explore performance as research in her solo and collaborative works in between Canada and Turkey.

» Roland Buckingham-Hsiao is a doctoral candidate at the University of Wolverhampton (UK), Department of Fine Art. He studied Chinese language at the National Taichung University of Education in Taiwan and Chinese calligraphy under teachers Fong Yi Wen and Hong Re Tong. His co-performer discussed in the essay is Chou, Cheng-Yu, who is a calligraphic artist based in Changhua, Taiwan, also studied at Fong Yi Wen’s studio and has exhibited many times in Changhua and Taichung.

» Tessa Carr serves as Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director of Mosaic Theatre Company at Auburn University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in communication studies with an emphasis in performance studies and theatre. Her research focuses on devised performance in practice and theory, autobiographical performance, feminist performance strategies, and performance as pedagogy.

» Jody H. Cripps is an Associate Professor of Deaf Studies at Towson University. His area of expertise includes Universal Design, social responsibility, applied linguistics, literacy, and signed music.

» Özlem Ezer is a visiting scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. She focuses on and practices hybrid genre [academic and personal specifically] writing, is currently working on a book Lifelines: Syrian Womanhoods in Transition. A website for this project can be found at https://syrianwomanhoods.com

» Ronald L. Grimes is co-editor of the Oxford Ritual Studies, Director of Ritual Studies International, and the author of several books on ritual, most recently, The Craft of Ritual Studies. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he taught courses on religion and the performing arts, field research in the study of religion, and ritual studies. Recently, Grimes has held the following positions: Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at Charles University, Prague in the Czech Republic; Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Yale University; and Chair of Ritual Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Visit his website at http://ronaldlgrimes.twohornedbull.ca/

» Erin Kaplan is a teaching artist, facilitator, playwright, and activist who is deeply interested in the ways in which theatre can be used as a tool for social justice, education, and revolution. She holds BAs from the University of Michiganís Residential College in Drama, English Literature, and Political Science and an MA in Educational Theatre in Colleges and Communities, with a focus in Applied Theatre from New York Universityís Steinhardt School. Erin is currently a doctorlal candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder where her research focus is in Applied Theatre and Women's Rights and the application of feminist theory and practices in everyday life.

» Asif Majid is an interdisciplinarian who researches, teaches, and performs at the intersection of conflict and performance, particularly in terms of devising, improvisation, and applied theatre with marginalized communities. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a self-designed BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Global Peace Building and Conflict Management) from UMBC, earned an MA with Distinction in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University, and is pursuing a practice-based PhD in Anthropology, Media, and Performance at The University of Manchester.

» Ely Rosenblum is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Music at the University of Cambridge (UK). He is an ethnographic researcher of art, music and performance, and is also a filmmaker and a sound recordist.

» Deanna Shoemaker is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Masterís program in Communication at Monmouth University. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in performance and gender studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on feminist performance art, critical performance pedagogies, devised performance, and performance and/as social activism.

» Anita Small, is the founder of small LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS consulting, where she creates award winning language, culture and communications content for organizations and educational institutions.

» Ben Spatz is Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at the University of Huddersfield; Arts & Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow (2016-2018); author of What a Body Can Do: Technique as Knowledge, Practice as Research (Routledge 2015); convener of the Embodied Research Working Group within the International Federation for Theatre Research; and editor of the Journal of Embodied Research, a peer-reviewed video journal launching in 2017 from Open Library of Humanities. Benís cur-rent research extends an interdisciplinary methodology for embodied laboratory re-search into postcolonial jewish studies and has recently been presented at University of Kent, University of Cardiff, Maynooth University, and University of the Arts Helsinki.

» Samuel J. Supalla is an Associate Professor in Disability and Psychoeducational Studies at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on reading and English development with deaf children.

» Niki Tulk is an ex-pat Australian writer and theater-maker, and PhD student in Theater at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has a M.Ed.from the University of Georgia and a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from The New School. Prior to her PhD, she taught practice-based research at Parsons The New School for Design. She has published a novel; and has poetry, fiction, and criticism published in Emergency Index, The Saranac Review, Rock River Review, The Sheepshead Review, The Feminist Wire, and The West Trade Review. She is currently fiction editor of Antipodes, and co-managing editor of PARtake: The Journal of Practice as Research.

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

editor-in-chief: Michael LeVan (Washington State University, Vancouver)
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: Christopher J. McRae (University of South Florida)
book review editor: Christopher J. McRae (University of South Florida)

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