This editorial introduces Volume 2, Issue 1 of Performance Philosophy, including articles that respond to an open call for submissions and the introduction of a new section, [Margins], that supports creative, non-standard approaches to the manifold relationships that may arise out of the conjunction between performance and philosophy.

Author Biographies

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, University of Surrey

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca is Reader in Theatre & Performance at the University of Surrey and Director of the Centre for Performance Philosophy - a new research centre launching in September 2016. Her books include Encounters in Performance Philosophy (2014) co-edited with Alice Lagaay and Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance (2012).

Theron Schmidt, UNSW Sydney

Theron Schmidt is a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at UNSW Australia, and works internationally as a writer, teacher, and performer.  He is one of the founding co-conveners of the Performance Philosophy network, and in addition to being an editor of Performance Philosophy, he is also editor of Contemporary Theatre Review’s online Interventions and on the editorial boards for Performance Research and Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance.

Daniel Watt, Loughborough University

Daniel Watt is a Senior Lecturer in English and Drama at Loughborough University. His research interests include fragmentary writing, ethics and literature and philosophical and literary influences on theatre and performance in the 20th century. He is a founding core-convenor of the Performance Philosophy Network, and was co-investigator in the AHRC funded research Object Theatre Network. He is author of Fragmentary Futures: Blanchot, Beckett, Coetzee and has co-edited A Performance Cosmology, Theatres of Thought, and Ethical Encounters. His other work includes book chapters on Tadeusz Kantor, Samuel Beckett, Deleuze and Performance, Edmond Jabès, Jacques Derrida, Puppets, and Glossolalia, and journal articles in Performance Research, Polish Theatre Perspectives, Puppet Notebook, RIDE, Journal for Cultural Research and Wormwood.




How to Cite

Cull Ó Maoilearca, L., Schmidt, T., & Watt, D. (2016). Editorial. Performance Philosophy, 2(1), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2016.21121