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Dr Cormac Power

Senior Lecturer

Department: Arts

ADSS Cormac Power Facultystaff 255He has, since then, been an active academic researcher and has held various roles in the department, including Programme Director and Programme Leader. He teaches across all three undergraduate Performing Arts programmes, including into the modules Reading Performance, Analysing Performance, Approaches to Performance and Performance Research, among others.


  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL October 05 2006
  • Drama PhD June 30 2006
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2004

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Stoicism and Performance, Power, C. 24 Dec 2019
  • Missing the target, Power, C. 16 Oct 2018, Beyond Failure, London, Routledge
  • Stoicism and Performativity, Power, C. 1 Mar 2017, In: TDR/The Drama Review
  • The Space of Doubt: The Chairs and the aesthetics of failure, Power, C. 14 Feb 2012, In: Performance Research
  • Making Nothing Out of Something: Concepts of Nothingness, Sartre and the Theatre of Peter Brook, Power, C. Dec 2010, In: Consciousness, Literature and the Arts
  • Performing to fail: perspective on failure in performance and philosophy, Power, C. Jan 2010, Ethical Encounters: boundaries of theatre, performance and philosophy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars
  • Art, performance and participation, Power, C. 2009, Performance now and then, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Arts & Social Sciences Press
  • ‘Bringing the Story to Life’: Presenting history as text in The World in Pictures, Power, C. 2009, In: Performance Research
  • Presence in play: a critique of theories of presence in the theatre, Power, C. 2008
  • The emptiness of this stage signifies nothing: the material as sign in modern theatre, Power, C. Sep 2007, Material Worlds: proceedings of the conference held at Glasgow University 2005, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars

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