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Published: 15 July 2013

School of Arts’ Dr Laura Cull wins prestigious TaPRA prize

New Career Research In Theatre/Performance Prize to be awarded at Theatre and Performance Research Association annual conference.

Dr Laura Cull of the School of Arts has been awarded the New Career Research In Theatre/Performance Prize by the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA).

The prize, which Laura will officially receive at TaPRA’s Glasgow conference in September 2013, is recognition for her role in helping the Performance Philosophy field to take shape.

This work includes her book Theatres of Immanence: Deleuze and the Ethics of Performance (Palgrave MacMillan), the formation of the Performance Philosophy research network and the convening of its highly successful inaugural conference What is Performance Philosophy? Staging a new field at the University of Surrey in April 2013.

Laura, who is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies and Director of Postgraduate Research for the School of Arts, said: “I’m very honoured to receive this award from TaPRA, which has long been and continues to be a very welcoming home for theatre and performance researchers with philosophical interests. I would like to thank the judges and all those colleagues who have supported the Performance Philosophy project in these early stages of its development.”