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Visit Joseph Dunne-Howrie

A304, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I was appointed Artist in Residence & Lecturer in Library and Information Science in October 2017 to develop an interdisciplinary perspective into documents, documentation, digital culture and curation.My research specialisms include archives and documentation, performative writing, digital culture, site-based practice, immersive theatre, and politically-engaged modes of audience participation. I teach MA/MSc Library and Information Science at City, University of London, where I run the Libraries and Publishing module and co-lead the DocPerform Project with Dr Lyn Robinson. I am also an associate lecturer in Drama at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance and the University of East London, as well as working as a research associate at ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts company. I have presented papers at many conferences and published articles and book reviews in Performance Research, Desearch, Stanislavski Studies, International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, Proceedings from the Document Academy and Drama Research.


  1. PhD, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, Sep 2011 – Feb 2015
  2. Master of Arts, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Oct 2008 – Jul 2009
  3. BA (Hons), University of Exeter, United Kingdom, Oct 2003 – Jul 2006
  4. Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

Postgraduate training

  1. Lecturers Development Programme, University of East London, United Kingdom


  1. Senior Tutor, Mountview Academy, Sep 2019 – Jan 2020
  2. Lecturer in BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts: Dissertation Project, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Apr – Jul 2019
  3. Lecturer in Research Methods in Creative Practices: MA/MFA Acting and Directing/Contemporary Performance Practices, University of East London, Jan – Jun 2019
  4. Clive Barker Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Rose Bruford College, Mar – Sep 2018
  5. Guest Lecturer MA Acting and Directing: Performance Lab, University of East London, Feb – Mar 2018
  6. Artist in Residence & Lecturer in Library and Information Science, City, University of London, Oct 2017 – present
  7. Lecturer in MA Actor and Performer Training: Performative Writing, Rose Bruford College, Oct 2017 – present
  8. Research Associate, ZU-UK Theatre and Digital Arts Company, Feb 2017 – Jul 2019
  9. Guest Lecturer BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Oct 2016
  10. Guest Lecturer BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Jan 2016
  11. Research Assistant, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Oct 2014 – Oct 2018
  12. Guest Lecturer MA Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy: Archiving Practices, Practicing Archives, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, May 2012
  13. Guest Lecturer CPD Stanislavski Workshop, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Apr 2012
  14. Guest Lecturer CPD Stanislavski Workshop, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, Jan 2011
  15. Research Assistant CEDAR Project, University of East London, Jun 2010 – Feb 2011
  16. Lecturer in BA(Hons) Drama, University of East London, Feb 2010 – Oct 2011



  1. Dunne-Howrie, J. The Future of Clive Barker and the Alternative Theatre Movement's Legacy in the Context of East London's Cultural Ecology.

Journal articles (11)

  1. Lopes Ramos, J., Dunne-Howrie, J., Maravala, P.J. and Simon, B. (2020). The post-immersive manifesto. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 16(2), pp. 196–212. doi:10.1080/14794713.2020.1766282.
  2. Dunne-Howrie, J. (2019). Crisis Acting in The Destroyed Room. Performance Research, 24(5), pp. 65–73. doi:10.1080/13528165.2019.1671720.
  3. Dunne, J. (2018). Good night, sleep tight (remix). International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media. doi:10.1080/14794713.2018.1505385.
  4. Dunne, J. and Robinson, L. (2018). Is the World After All Just a Dream? Proceedings from the Document Academy, 5(1), pp. 1–9.
  5. Dunne, J. (2018). Imagined Theatres: Writings for a Thoeoretical Stage. Drama Research, 9(1).
  6. Dunne, J. (2017). Encounters with the Russian Avant-Garde. Stanislavski Studies, 5(2), pp. 247–248. doi:10.1080/20567790.2017.1377933.
  7. Dunne, J. (2017). Reality Theatre. International Arts Manager, 13(8).
  8. Makrzanowska, A. and Dunne, J. (2017). Poor Traces of the Room: The Live Archive at the Library. Performance Research, 22(1), pp. 106–114. doi:10.1080/13528165.2017.1285574.
  9. Dunne, J. (2016). Research resources: the Beckett collection, University of Reading. Stanislavski Studies, 4(2), pp. 217–219. doi:10.1080/20567790.2016.1234019.
  10. Dunne, J. (2016). Dramaturging Personal Narratives; Who Am I and Where Is Here? Stanislavski Studies, 4(1), pp. 79–81. doi:10.1080/20567790.2016.1155367.
  11. Dunne, J. (2015). Stanislavski on Stage: The Benedetti Legacy. Stanislavski Studies, 3(2), pp. 171–201. doi:10.1080/20567790.2015.1079046.

Other Activities

Events/conferences (20)

  1. DocPerform 3: Postdigital. (Conference) City, University of London (2019).
    Paper: Trans-Participation in the Infosphere
    Author: Joseph Dunne-Howrie
  2. DocPerform 3: Postdigital. (2019). Organising Committee and Review Panel.
  3. TaPRA Interim Event: Immersive and Interactive Technologies and Live Performance VR/MR/AR Practices. (Conference) University of Cardiff (2019).
    Paper: Towards a Post Immersive Manifesto
    Author: Joseph Dunne-Howrie
  4. DocPerform 2: New Technologies. (Conference) (2018). Organising Committee, Review Panel and Chair.
  5. Critical Care: Audience in Immersive, Interactive and One-on-One Performance. (Conference) London South Bank University (2018).
    Paper: Invisible Spectacles
    Author: Dunne, J
  6. Cities, Bodies, and Technologies. (Conference) (2018).
    Paper: The DocPerform Project
    Author: Dunne, J.
  7. Body Brain Bingo. (Conference) (2017). Organising Committee.
  8. DocPerform: The Future of the Document. (Conference) (2016). Chair, Review Panel and Organising Committee.
  9. TaPRA Annual Conference. (2016).
    Paper: Secret Cinema and Hybridized Dystopias
    Author: Dunne, J.
  10. 21st Century Research and Performance. (Conference) University of Malta (2016).
    Paper: What Is a Real Document, Anyway?
    Author: Dunne, J.
  11. Intersections Conference: Performance (...) Research. (Conference) Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2016).
    Paper: Keeping Research Live
    Author: Dunne, J.
  12. PSI Fluid States North: Performances of Unknowing. (Conference) Kuntsmuseum, Nuuk, Greenland (2015).
    Paper: Fluid Ecologies
    Author: Dunne, J.
    Co-authors: Davies, C.; Griffiths, A.; Floor Andersen, M.
  13. LAPSody Festival. (Conference) University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland (2015).
    Paper: Fluid Ecologies
  14. Behind the Scenes of Theatre and Performance. University of Manchester (2015).
    Paper: The Live Has a Legacy
    Author: Dunne, J.
  15. TaPRA Annual Conference. Royal Holloway, University of London (2014).
    Paper: Re-imagining the Future Citscape: How the Archive Can Shatter the Olympic Dream
    Author: Dunne, J.
  16. TaPRA Annual Conference. (Conference) (2013).
    Paper: The Future of the Ruin
    Author: Dunne, J.
  17. Performing Documents. (Conference) University of Bristol (2013).
    Paper: Encounters with Site, Memory and Performance: A Structured Discussion of Tracing the Pathway’s Methodology
    Co-authors: Dunne, J.; Davies, C and Andersen, Mads-Floor
  18. CADRE On Performativity. (Conference) University of Wolverhampton (2012).
    Paper: Creating a Continuity of Presence in the Archive
    Author: Dunne, J.
  19. Sarah Kane Symposium. (Conference) University of Lincoln (2012).
    Paper: Navigating Kane's City: Speakers in Crave as Fragments of Memory
    Author: Dunne, J.
  20. Performing Research: Creative Exchanges. (Conference) Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2012).
    Paper: Remembering the Past to Create the Future: The Audience as Document

Online articles (2)

  1. CityLIS Pioneers Artist in Residence at City. (2018).
  2. ZU-UK's Directors on Artistic Leadership Post Brexit. (2017). Theatre Bubble