Publications (Academic)

Books and Special Issues

Beswick, K., Parmar, M. and Sil, E. (eds) (2015). Re-evaluating the Postcolonial City: Production, Reconstruction, Representation. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. 17(6).

Book Chapters

Beswick, K. (2016). The Council Estate as Hood: SPID Theatre Company and Grass-roots Arts Practice as Cultural Politics. Performing (for) Survival. ed Patrick Duggan and Lisa Peschel, Palgrave MacMillian. 163-184.

Journal Articles

Beswick, K. (2016). Ten in a Bed: Literacy, Intermediality and the Potentials of Low-Tech. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre. 21(3). 

Beswick. K. (2016). A Trialectical Cusp: Between the Real and the Represented:  At the Bus Stop in SPID Theatre Company’s 23176. Performance Research ‘On Dialectics’. 21(3). 27-36.

Beswick, K., Hawkins, H., and Kohlmaier J. (2016). The road to Epidaurus is like the road to creation: Tapping the urban archive. Cultural Geographies. 

Beswick, K. (2015). Ruin Lust and the Council Estate: Nostalgia and Ruin in Arinze Kene’s God’s Property. Performance Research ‘On Ruins and Ruination’. 20(3). 29-38.

Beswick, K., Parmar, M. and Sil, E. (2015).Towards a Spatial Practice of the Postcolonial City. Interventions special issue: Re-evaluating the Postcolonial City: Production, Reconstruction, Representation. 17(6). 789-801.

Beswick, K. (2015). ‘X’ – Realism, Fantasy and Heroism in the National Youth Theatre’s The Block. Points and Practices. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre. 20(2). 177-181.

Beswick, K. (2014). Bola Agbaje’s Off the Endz: Authentic Voices, Representing the Council Estate: Authorship and the Ethics of Representation. Journal of Contemporary Drama in English. 2(1). 97-122

Bell, C. and Beswick, K. (2014). Authenticity and Representation: Council Estate Plays at the Royal Court. New Theatre Quarterly. 30(2). 120-135

Beswick, K. (2012). A Place for Opportunity: The Block, representing the Council Estate in a youth theatre setting. Journal of Applied Arts and Health. 2(3). 289-302.

Beswick, K. (2011). The Council Estate: Representation, Space and the Potential for Performance. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre. 16(3). 421-435

Bannon, F., Beswick, K. Duncan H. P. Laycock, K. Preece, K.Walter (2010). Architects of the Invisible: Play with a City in ‘The Blackboard Dances’ Leeds, UK, 8th, October, 2010. Proximity. 13(3). 10-15.

Book Reviews

Beswick, K. (2017). Theatre Criticism: Changing Landscapes. Studies in Theatre and Performance.

Beswick, K. (2016) African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women. Studies in Theatre and Performance.

Beswick, K. (2016) Performing Site Specific Theatre: Politics, Place, Practice. Theatre and Performance Design. 1(3). 272-273.

Conference Presentations 

‘Is this love? Performance on the Streets of New York’ at Between Spaces. University of Chichester. 29-30th June 2017.

‘”We’re what makes this city great” Sanctioning “Informal” Performance Practice: IT’S SHOWTIME NYC, a case study’ at TaPRA. University of Bristol. 5-7 September 2016.

‘A Box Park to Live in’ Hoxton PrivateHousing/Public Home, an interactive performance session. Home in the Housing Crisis. Geffrye Museum. London. 22 April 2016.

Panel member at Estate: A Reverie screening. Centre of Studies for Home. Queen Mary University of London. 21 April 2016.

‘Litefeet: YouTube, Instagram and the Democratising Potential of Social Media Platforms’ at ACLA Annual MeetingHarvard University. Cambridge, Mass. 17-20 March 2016.

‘The Resident Artist: Making Performance in Your Council Estate Home’ for Institute of Historical Research, Studies of Home Series. Senate House. 2 December 2015.

‘Litefeet. Making it Work: Dancing for Money in New York City’ at Thinking Dance 2015: Questioning the Contemporary. Leeds Beckett. Leeds. 16-17 September 2015.

‘The Non-Practitioner Researcher: Ethics and Opportunities in Applied Theatre Research’ at TaPRA. University of Worcester. Worcester. 8-10 September 2015.

‘The Resident Artist: Jordan McKenzie’s Council Estate Practice’ at Performing Place 3 University of Chichester. Chichester. 19-20 June 2015.

Panel member on ‘The City as Archive’ at Performing Urban Archives. Queen Mary University of London. London. 10 June 2015.

Chair and organiser of ‘Activism, Property, Performance’ panel at Peopling the Palace(s). Queen Mary University of London. London. 3 June 2015.

Panel member on ‘Council Estate Performance’ at Look at the (E)state We’re In. Peckham Liberal Club. London. 29 May 2015.

‘The Resident Artist: Jordan McKenzie’s Council Estate Practice’ at Home and Art: Creating, Performing and Researching Home. Geffrye Museum and Centre of Studies for Home. London. 2 May 2015.

‘The Council Estate as Hood: Grass roots arts practice as cultural politics’ at Quorum. Queen Mary University of London. London. 11 February 2015.

‘”X” Fantasy and Heroism in the National Youth Theatre’s The Block‘ at TaPRA. Royal Holloway. London. 3-5 September 2014.

’21st Century Conceptions of the Council Estate in Performance: Dominant, Residual, Emergent’ at What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English? University of Lincoln. Lincoln. 14-17 July 2014.

‘”Ruin Lust” Nostalgia and Ruin in Arinze Kene’s God’s Property’ at Seeing Like a City. Queen Mary University of London. London. 7 June 2014.

‘Authentic Authors: Politics, Voices and the Ethics of Representation’ at Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention. The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama. Prague. 30 May-2 June 2013.

‘The Brutalist Monstrosity of the Council Estate’ at Performing Monstrosity. Queen Mary University of London. London. 1 September 2012.

‘The Spatial Ecology: Park Hill and The National Youth Theatre’s Slick’ at PSi#18: Performance: Culture: Industry. University of Leeds. Leeds. 27 June – 1st July 2012.

‘The Representation of Council Estates in Contemporary Theatre’ at Activating Theatre. University of Leeds. Leeds 6 March 2012.

‘Authentic Authors: Voices and the Ethics of Representation’ at Authoring Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama. London. 12 July 2011.

‘The Block: Representations of the relationship between Council Estates and mental health’ at Health Acts. University of Exeter. Exeter. 27-28 April 2011 (Awarded the Glynne Wickham Scholarship to fund attendance at this conference).

‘Who Killed: Romeo and Juliet: Navigating the intercultural exchange’ at The OPENCOV Experiment. University of Leeds. Leeds. 12 February 2011.

‘Transforming the Council Estate: The interplay of screen and stage in SPID Theatre Company’s 23716’ at Technologies of Transmediality. Bristol University. Bristol. 6-8 January 2011.

‘Negotiating the Council Estate’, University of Leeds Postgraduate Conference. University of Leeds. Leeds. 14 December 2010.

‘Social Housing, Space and the Body: the Council Estate in Performance’ at Theatre Applications. Central School of Speech and Drama. London. 22-24 April 2010.

‘Council Estates in Performance: An Interdisciplinary Approach’, Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. University of Cambridge. Cambridge. 28-29 June 2010.