Miss Sofia Apospori

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Research interests

My research focuses on contemporary theatre practices and it examines their relationship to the socio-political context within which they unfold. Placing equal significance to both form and content, my doctoral research examines the ways in which we experience and consume contemporary culture as it takes place within the frame of the experience economy, an order in which experience and affect have become increasingly commodified. More specifically, it focuses on non-visuality in performance as it examines methods, elements of performance and forms that move beyond the level of visuality and place the emphasis on embodied experience and the affective effect of performance. In doing so it attempts to decipher and examine not only the mechanics of non-visuality in performance, but also the ways in which it can expose, reinforce and/or undermine the political, social and cultural frames that surround it. 

Educational background

I hold a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies and an MA in Theatre (Applied Drama), both of which were awarded by Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Teaching

Over the past three years, I have been a visiting tutor in the Department of Drama and Theatre Studies. The courses that I have taught are Writing and Performance (Autumn Term 2008), Staging Histories (Spring Terms 2009 and 2010) and Critical Theories I (Autumn Term 2010).

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