Dr Emma Creagh Ruth Willis
- Lecturer in Drama
Research | Current
- Contemporary theatre
- Theatre and ethics
- Tourism and memorial studies
- Dance theatre
My scholarly research lies at the intersection of contemporary performance, spectatorship and ethics. I am interested in the role that theatre and theatricality play in our negotiations of subjectivity, community and responsibility in contemporary life.
Areas of expertise
Drama, theatre, dancetheatre
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Willis, E. (2018). When acting becomes abuse: problems with playing the ‘part’ of the actor. Paper presented at ADSA 2018: Actors and Acting in the 21st Centiry, Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. 26 June - 29 June 2018. Related URL.
- Willis, E. C. (2018). Catastrophes of the self: multiplied protagonists in YOUARENOWHERE and I’ll Never Love Again. Paper presented at American Dramaturgies for the 21st Century Engaging with the new millennium on stage, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France. 14 March - 16 March 2018.
- Willis, E. C. (2018). “Against the tidal forces of the day”: idiorrhythmy, syncopated subjects and the non-assimilative community in the work of Erika Vogt and Jérôme Bel. Text and Performance Quarterly, 38 (1-2), 78-94. 10.1080/10462937.2018.1461917
- Willis, E. (2017). Killing the boss: A gendered reading of the vexed role and responsibility of authors in representing violence on stage. Paper presented at The Performance and Performativity of Violence: The Performance of the Real research Theme, University of Otago, New Zealand. 19 June - 20 June 2017.
- Willis, E. C. (2017). 'A rare opportunity to fail': STAB's legacy of theatrical experimentation. Australasian Drama Studies (70), 86-112.
- Stockwell, S., Mulholland, E., Foster, A., Pierce, R., Willis, E., & O'Neil C Firefly: Raw: Projects in development, 15/3/2017. [Theatre], (60 minutes), Auckland Arts Festival: 8 - 26 March, 2017, Herald Theatre, Auckland, New Zeland. Commissioning body: Auckland Arts Festival & Creative New Zealand
- Bell, R., Johnston, M., Pierce, R., Mulholland, E., Willis, E., & Ranapiri-Ransfield, T. Meremere, 14/10/2016. (60 minutes), Tempo Dance Festival, Q Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand. Commissioning body: Creative New New Zealand
- Willis, E. (2016). Against the tidal forces of the day: idiorrhythmy, communitas, and the syncopated subject in the work of Erika Vogt and Jérôme Bel. Paper presented at PSi 22: Performance Climates, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. 5 July - 9 July 2016.