DANCE AND LITERATURE
RESEARCH PROJECT 

Welcome to Dance and Literature – a multidisciplinary project on the relationship between movement and text led by Coventry University. The project examines the longstanding and dynamic interaction of dance and literature, ranging from the dancing that appears frequently across drama, poetry and fiction to the many dance and physical theatre works based on literary sources. It considers the use of spoken word within current choreographic practice. It also engages with the fundamental issue of how movement is represented in language.

We invite both scholars and practitioners to make contact, attend project events and help promote this understudied interdisciplinary field. 

 

 

FORTHCOMING:
THE Oxford handbook of shakespeare and dance

Oxford University Press has contracted The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance for publication in early 2017. Edited by Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University) and Dr Brandon Shaw (University of Malta), it will contain over 30 essays and is the first such collection to examine the relationship between William Shakespeare and dance. 

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EVENTS:
DANCE & LITERATURE at THE WORLD SHAKESPEARE CONGRESS 2016

The next World Shakespeare Congress takes place from 31st July to 6th August 2016 in Stratford upon Avon and London. Register now for Nona Monahin and Emily Winerock’s workshop on ‘Re-creating Shakespeare’s Dances’ and Linda McJannet and Amy Rodgers’ seminar on ‘Shakespeare and Dance’. They should be fantastic.

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