Ms Gwyneth Donlon

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I am a fully funded postgraduate student working at the intersections of performance, visual and material cultures. My project explores the function of objects and bodies rendered object-like in contemporary feminist performance. It aims to extend thinking on practices and theories of representation by interrogating the contribution of material culture discourse. In developing my thesis, I will explicate how a consideration of objects enriches discourse on the ethics of spectating and nature of representation.

Prior to joining the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance at Royal Holloway, I obtained an MA in Theatre and Performance from Queen Mary, University of London and an MA in Arts Management from RMIT University, Melbourne.

I am part of the teaching team for the undergraduate module Theatre & Ideas in the spring term of 2021 (course convenor Dr Emma Cox), and the acting PGR Student Representative for my cohort on the School of Digital and Performing Arts Student-Staff Committee.

I recently joined postgraduate and early-career performance studies journal Platform as the editor of the Performance Responses section for the upcoming issue Balancing Acts. I am a member of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA).

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