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Rachel Fensham

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Rachel Fensham

 
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Digital Humanities
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Prof

Rachel Fensham

 

Rachel Fensham is Director of the Digital Studio, Faculty of Arts and a Professor of Dance and Theatre. She is lead CI on a ARC Linkage project investigating the impact of theatre for young people in regional Victoria, that has created CIRCUIT, a mapping tool for touring of theatre in Australia; and CI for the Humanities and Social Sciences Data-Enhanced Virtual Laboratory (HASS-DEVL) for the ARDC.

in all her research, the role and integration of methodologies from the digital humanities plays a critical role alongside other methods such as fieldwork, close analysis of embodied performance and community engagement. Recent publications include "Making and Assembling" in the Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods (2018) and' Issues in Dance Research' for the Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance Studies (2019). Refereed journal articles include Performance Research (2018) and Dance Research (2019). She is currently preparing a monograph on "Movement: Theory for Theatre" for Methuen. Publication history includes "To Watch Theatre: Essays on Genre and Corporeality" (Peter Lang, 2009); "Dancing Naturally: nature, neo-classicism and modernity in early twentieth century dance" (co-edited with Alexandra Carter, Palgrave, 2011) and "The Dolls' Revolution: Australian theatre and cultural imagination" (co-authored with Denise Varney, Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2005). With Professor Peter M. Boenisch, she is co-editor of the Palgrave book series, "New World Choreographies" which has just launched its seventh title: http://www.palgrave.com/series/new-world%20choreographies/NWC/

Projects

Displaying the 10 most recent projects by Rachel Fensham.

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Projects

Project Types


6

Research Grant


3

Internal Research Grant


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Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 70 most recent scholarly works by Rachel Fensham.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2010

Kathleen Barker Award

Society for Theatre Research

2004

Marlis Thiersch Award

Australasian Drama Studies Association

1980

Brian Fitzpatrick History Prize

University of Melbourne

2012

FRSA - Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts


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Positions


Professor

Culture And Communication

Member, Congress Of Research On Dance

Dance Studies Association

Member

Australasian Drama Studies Association

Member, Performance And Pedagogy Group

Performance Studies international (PSi)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

Master of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma of Movement and Dance

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

University of Melbourne