Otherness and the Performing Arts

The Centre for Studies in Otherness is a collaborative project between scholars primarily from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. ‘Otherness: Essays & Studies' seeks to publish research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. As… Continue reading Otherness and the Performing Arts

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Call for Papers – Otherness: Essays and Studies

The Centre for Studies in Otherness is a collaborative project between scholars primarily from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and the Performing Arts, Autumn 2014.  Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from… Continue reading Call for Papers – Otherness: Essays and Studies

Melanie Dreyer-Lude: Feeling Double: The Psychophysical Activation of Personality in Bilingual Performance

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird In September 2007, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Stuttgart, Germany, I mounted my first bilingual theatre production, Outside Inn.1 Intended as a bicultural… Continue reading Melanie Dreyer-Lude: Feeling Double: The Psychophysical Activation of Personality in Bilingual Performance

Melanie Dreyer-Lude: Mapping Ottersberg: Using Performance Intervention to Mediate Performance as Research

‘Do you know where we can find cows?’ I asked a gentleman parking his bike in front of the REWE grocery store in Ottersberg, Germany. This was one on a list of questions my colleagues and I asked the unsuspecting citizens of this tiny village during our first collaborative performance intervention entitled ‘Mapping Ottersberg’. In… Continue reading Melanie Dreyer-Lude: Mapping Ottersberg: Using Performance Intervention to Mediate Performance as Research