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Publications

Books include After Brecht: British Epic Theatre (1994), Critical Theory and Performance (1992, co-edited with Joseph Roach; new and revised edition 2007), The Performance of Power: Theatrical Discourse and Politics (1991, co-edited with Sue-Ellen Case), The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights (2000, with Elaine Aston), Crucibles of Change: Social Change and Performance (2000) and Gender in Cultural Performances(2005).

In 2011, she co-authored a book with her partner, political philosopher Gerald Hewitt, for Cambridge University Press: The Political Theatre of David Edgar: Negotiation and Retrieval.

In 2012, a collection of her essays was translated into Serbian and published by the University of Belgrade Press:

Politics and Performance: Collected Essays (Politika Iizvođačke Umetnosti: Zbirka eseja), Eds. Milija Gluhovic and Ivana Vujić; Trans. Smiljka Kesić, Želijko Maksimović, Marija Pavlović , Vesna Sofrenović, Aneta Stojnič, and Milica Šešić, University of Belgrade Press, 2012.

Forthcoming publications

The Grammar of Politics and Performance, co-edited with Shirin Rai, Routledge, forthcoming 2014.

'International/ism', Performance Studies: Key Words, Concept, Theories, ed. Bryan Reynolds, Palgrave, forthcoming 2014.

Selected recent publications (2011–2013)

'Zeitgeist', Contemporary Theatre Review, special issue on Alphabet: A Lexicon of Theatre and Performance 23.1 (2013): 90-92.

'Conversations with David Edgar’ (with Chris Megson) Contemporary Theatre Review 22.3 (2012): 372-391

‘David Greig’, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights, (eds.) M. Middeke, P. Schnierer and A. Sierz 2011, London: Methuen Drama, pp. 203-222.

'In Defense of Political Correctness', Theatre Research International, 36.2 (2011): 134-147.

'Rethinking the Public Sphere for a Global Age', Performance Research, 16.2 (2011), 16-27.

'The Epistemology of First-Person Narrative', Contemporary Drama in English 18, (Proceedings of The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English), eds.Merle Tönnies and Christina Flotmann, (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2011): 107-120

“Towards a Poetics of Theatre and Public Events: The Case of Stephen Lawrence,” Dramaturgy of the Real on the World Stage, ed. Carol Martin, Palgrave, 2010.

“Jan Lauwers: Performance Realities—Memory, History, Death,” Contemporary European Theatre Directors, eds. Maria Delgado and Dan Rebellato, Routledge, 2010.