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Drama Professor to edit internationally renowned Theatre Journal

Professor of Theatre and Performance studies, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, has recently been appointed co-editor of Theatre Journal - a leading, international journal for theatre studies.

Posted: 1 April 2015

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Professor Parker-Starbuck has contributed to a number of journals since starting her academic career in 2003. Her research interests include the historical and theoretical implications of new media and multimedia and its relationship to the body in performance.

Deputy Provost, Julie Hall, says, “These kind of appointments are reviewed by external boards and recognise the expertise of our academics, who are leading the way in their research areas. I’m really looking forward to seeing Professor Parker-Starbuck’s influence on the journal.”

Theatre Journal is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. It covers the theatre arts and features contributions from noted scholars with reviews of productions and dramatic texts.

Professor Parker-Starbuck says, “I’m honoured to have been selected to take over the editorship of Theatre Journal, arguably the leading journal in the field. I am very excited by the opportunity to mentor writers and help shape the discipline globally.”

She has recently been promoted to Head of the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department, where she teaches across all three courses. Professor Parker-Starbuck’s latest book Performing Animality: Animals in Performance Practices is due to be published this month and explores the presence of animals in performance.

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