Professor Elaine Aston

Professor

Current Teaching

British Theatre; Contemporary Theatre Practice; Dissertation.

Moving Women Centre Stage: Structures of Feminist-Tragic Feeling
Aston, E.F. 27/10/2017 In: Journal of Contemporary Drama in English . 5, 2, 19 p.
Journal article

Agitating for change: theatre and a feminist 'network of resistance'
Aston, E.F. 03/2016 In: Theatre Research International. 41, 1, p. 5-20. 16 p.
Journal article

Room for Realism?
Aston, E.F. 2016 In: Twenty-First Century Drama. London : Palgrave Macmillan p. 17-35. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Caryl Churchill's 'Dark ecology'
Aston, E.F. 5/11/2015 In: Rethinking the theatre of the absurd. London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama p. 59-76. 18 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Royal Court: International
Aston, E.F., O'Thomas, M. 2015 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 229 p. ISBN: 9781137461827.
Book

The 'Picasso' of modern British playwrights
Aston, E.F. 25/09/2014 In: The theatre of Caryl Churchill. London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama p. 201-214. 14 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The 'f' word, feminism's critical futures
Aston, E.F. 2014 In: Performance studies. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 8-15. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

But not that: Caryl Churchill’s political shape shifting at the turn of the millennium
Aston, E. 06/2013 In: Modern Drama. 56, 2, p. 145-164. 10 p.
Journal article

Competing femininities: a 'girl' for Eurovision
Aston, E.F. 2013 In: Performing the 'new' Europe. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 163-177. 15 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Theory trouble: towards a manifesto for “critical” feminism
Aston, E.F. 2013 In: Akshar Wangmay. July 2012-March2013, p. 339-358. 20 p.
Journal article

Looking Back
Aston, E. 10/2012 In: Theatre Research International. 37, 3, 2 p.
Editorial

Aesthetics, Politics and the Public Sphere
Aston, E. 07/2012 In: Theatre Research International. 37, 2, 3 p.
Editorial

Editorial: Critical Turning Points
Aston, E. 03/2012 In: Theatre Research International. 37, 1, 4 p.
Editorial

A good night out for the girls: popular feminisms in contemporary theatre and performance
Harris, G., Aston, E. 2012 London : Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p. ISBN: 9780230281035 .
Book

Creative Futures/Creating Futures: Close Encounters of the Practice Kind
Aston, E. 2012 In: The politics of being on stage. Hildesheim : Georg Olms p. 113-115. 3 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Imagining with others: the transformative process of the Royal Court Theatre’s international department
Aston, E.F., O'Thomas, M. 2012 In: Performing Transformations – Proceedings of the 8th Annual Tangier International Conference – 2012. Denver : Collaborative Media International & International Centre for Performance Studies p. 38-45. 8 p.
Paper

Editorial: Knowing Theatre Inside Out
Aston, E. 10/2011 In: Theatre Research International. 36, 3, 3 p.
Editorial

Editorial: On Censorship, Political Correctness, the Diagnostic and Community Building
Aston, E. 07/2011 In: Theatre Research International. 36, 2, 3 p.
Editorial

Untitled
Aston, E. 03/2011 In: Theatre Research International. 36, 1, 2 p.
Editorial

Debbie Tucker Green
Aston, E. 2011 In: The Methuen drama guide to contemporary British playwrights. London : Methuen p. 183-202. 20 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

From Orlan to Bernhardt
Aston, E. 2011 In: Contemporary French theatre and performance. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 137-148. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Feeling the loss of feminism: Sarah Kane's Blasted and an experiential genealogy of contemporary women's playwriting
Aston, E. 12/2010 In: Theatre Journal. 62, 4, p. 575-592. 18 p.
Journal article

Editorial: Celebrating Thirty-Five Years of Publication
Aston, E. 10/2010 In: Theatre Research International. 35, 3, 3 p.
Editorial

Untitled
Aston, E. 07/2010 In: Theatre Research International. 35, 2, 2 p.
Editorial

Untitled
Aston, E. 03/2010 In: Theatre Research International. 35, 1, 3 p.
Editorial

Swimming in Histories of Gender Oppression: Grupo XIX de Teatro's Hysteria
Aston, E. 02/2010 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 26, 101, p. 38-48. 11 p.
Journal article

Caryl Churchill
Aston, E. 2010 3rd ed. ed. Tavistock : Northcote House in association with the British Council. 174 p. ISBN: 9780746312087.
Book

Reviewing the Fabric of Blasted
Aston, E. 2010 In: Sarah Kane in context. Manchester : Manchester University Press p. 13-27. 15 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Black Feminism in Contemporary Drama.
Aston, E. 2009 In: Signs. 35, 1, 6 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Cambridge companion to Caryl Churchill
Aston, E., Diamond, E. 2009 Cambridge University Press. 193 p.
Anthology

Footpaths and Bridges: Voices from the Native American Women Playwrights Archive.
Aston, E. 2009 In: Signs. 35, 1, 6 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Radical Acts: Theatre and Feminist Pedagogies of Change.
Aston, E. 2009 In: Signs. 35, 1, 6 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Teatro Chicana: A Collective Memoir and Selected Plays.
Aston, E. 2009 In: Signs. 35, 1, 6 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Staging whiteness
Aston, E. 02/2008 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 24, 93, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

A Good Night Out, For the Girls
Aston, E. 2008 In: Cool Britannia?: British political drama in the 1990s. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 114-130. 17 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

A fair trade?: Staging female sex tourism in 'Sugar Mummies' and 'Trade'
Aston, E. 2008 In: Contemporary Theatre Review. 18, 2, p. 180-192. 13 p.
Journal article

A critical step to the side: Performing the loss of the mother
Aston, E. 07/2007 In: Theatre Research International. 32, 2, p. 130-142. 13 p.
Journal article

Daily Life 3: Take a Peek!
Jardine, L., Slater, N., Aston, E. 2007 In: Bobby Baker. London : Routledge p. 200-204. 5 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Feminist performance as archive
Aston, E. 2007 In: Bobby Baker. London : Routledge p. 129-133. 5 p. ISBN: 9780415444118 .
Chapter

Integrity: the essential ingredient
Harris, G., Aston, E. 2007 In: Bobby Baker. London : Routledge p. 109-116. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Performance practice and process: contemporary [women] practitioners.
Aston, E., Harris, G. 2007 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 194 p. ISBN: 9780230001541.
Book

Staging international feminisms
Aston, E., Case, S. 2007 Palgrave Macmillan. 232 p.
Anthology

Studies in Hysteria: Actress and Courtesan, Sarah Bernhardt and Mrs Patrick Campbell
Aston, E. 2007 In: The Cambridge companion to the actress. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 253-271. 19 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The French actress and her English audience
Aston, E. 05/2006 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 22, 86, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Feminist futures?: theatre, performance, theory
Harris, G.M., Aston, E. 2006 Palgrave Macmillan. 243 p. ISBN: 9781403945327.
Book

It's good to look at one's own shadow: a women's international festival and questions for international feminism
Harris, G., Aston, E., Simic, L. 2006 In: Feminist futures? :. Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan p. 169-189. 21 p. ISBN: 9781403945327.
Chapter

Queer mythologies: The original stageplays of Pam Gems.
Aston, E. 2006 In: Modern Drama. 49, 3, p. 409-410. 2 p.
Journal article

'A licence to kill': Caryl Churchill's socialist-feminist 'Ideas of nature'.
Aston, E. 2005 In: Performing nature : explorations in ecology and the arts. Oxford : Peter Lang 437 p. ISBN: 9783039105571.
Chapter

Languages of theatre shaped by women
Aston, E. 11/2004 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 20, 4, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Making a spectacle out of herself - Bobby Baker's take a peek!
Aston, E. 08/2004 In: European Journal of Women's Studies. 11, 3, p. 277-294. 18 p.
Journal article

Feminist Views on the English Stage: Women Playwrights, 1990-2000.
Aston, E.F. 2003 Cambridge University Press. 238 p. ISBN: 9780521800037.
Book

The 'Bogus Woman' : Feminism and asylum theatre (Kay Adshead)
Aston, E. 2003 In: Modern Drama. 46, 1, p. 5-21. 17 p.
Journal article

Feminist Performance as Archive: Bobby Baker's 'Daily Life' and Box Story.
Aston, E. 1/12/2002 In: Performance Research. 7, 4, p. 78-85. 8 p.
Journal article

Building Bridges: Life on Dunbar's Arbor, Past and Present
Aston, E., Reinelt, J. 10/2001 In: Theatre Research International. 26, 3, 9 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Taking stage: Women directors on directing
Aston, E. 02/2001 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 17, 1, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Finding a tradition : feminism and theatre.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Aspekt (Slovakia). 2, p. 108-114. 7 p.
Journal article

Frightening : a politics of damage in the theatre of Caryl Churchill.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Slovene Nat. Theatre. p. 19-21. 3 p.
Journal article

Jackie Kay.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Jacqueline Rudet.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Jean 'Binta' Breeze.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Maya Chowhry.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Vayu Naidu.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Women theatre collectives.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Yvonne Brewster.
Aston, E. 2001 In: Companion to contemporary black British culture. London : Routledge
Chapter

Black South African women: An anthology of plays
Aston, E. 11/2000 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 16, 4, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Staging femininities: Performance and performativity
Aston, E. 10/2000 In: Theatre Journal. 52, 3, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Ms-directing Shakespeare: Women direct Shakespeare
Aston, E. 08/2000 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 16, 3, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Transforming women's lives: Bobby Baker's performances of Daily Life
Aston, E. 02/2000 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 16, 1, p. 17-25. 9 p.
Journal article

Staging ourselves.
Aston, E. 2000 In: Representing lives : women and auto/biography. Basingstoke : Macmillan p. 119-128. 10 p. ISBN: 0333750764.
Chapter

The Cambridge companion to modern British women playwrights
Aston, E., Reinelt, J. 2000 Cambridge University Press. 276 p.
Anthology

Geographies of oppression : the cross-border politics of (m)othering: 'The break of day' and 'A yearning'.
Aston, E. 09/1999 In: Theatre Research International. 24, 3, p. 247-253. 7 p.
Journal article

Re-dressing the canon
Aston, E. 08/1999 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 15, 3, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Feminist theatre practice: a handbook
Aston, E. 1999 London : Routledge. 222 p. ISBN: 9780415139243.
Book

The politics of gender citation in the 'play' of Caryl Churchill.
Aston, E. 1999 In: Interxtualita V Postmodernom Umeni. Nitra : University of Nitra p. 13-26. 14 p.
Chapter

Women in the American theatre: Actresses and audiences, 1790-1870
Aston, E. 11/1998 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 14, 56, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Ibsen's women
Aston, E. 08/1998 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 14, 55, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Three tragic actresses: Siddons, Rachel, Ristori
Aston, E. 05/1998 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 14, 54, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Lear's daughters.
Aston, E. 1998 In: King Lear: essays. Loughborough : Loughborough Theatre Texts p. 48-64. 17 p.
Chapter

'Hotel'
Aston, E. 12/1997 In: Theatre Journal. 49, 4, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Split-Britches: Lesbian practice/feminist performance - Case,SE
Aston, E. 08/1997 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 13, 51, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Modern drama by women, 1880s-1930s: an international anthology - Kelly,KE
Aston, E. 05/1997 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 13, 50, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Susan Glaspell The 'Verge'
Aston, E. 05/1997 In: Theatre Journal. 49, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Feminist theatres in the USA: Staging women's experience - Canning,C
Aston, E. 02/1997 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 13, 49, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Signs of performance: An introduction to Twentieth-Century theatre - Counsell,C
Aston, E. 1997 In: Theatre Research International. 22, 2, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Subversions - Playing with history in women's theatre - Playing history in the 1990s - Introduction
Griffin, G., Aston, E. 1997 In: Contemporary Theatre Review. 6, 3, 10 p.
Editorial

The Edwardian theatre: Essays on performance and the stage - Booth,MR, Kaplan,JH
Aston, E. 1997 In: Theatre Research International. 22, 1, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The Dangerous Woman of Melvillean Melodrama
Aston, E., Clarke, I. 02/1996 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 12, 45, p. 30-42. 13 p.
Journal article

Theatre and State in France, 1760-1905 - Hemmings, F.W.J.
Aston, E. 02/1996 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 12, 45, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Glaspell, Susan, Essays on Her Theater and Fiction - Benzvi,L.
Aston, E. 1996 In: Modern Drama. 39, 2, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Theatre and State in France,1760-1905 - Hemmings, F.W.J.
Aston, E. 11/1995 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 11, 44, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Daniels in the Lions Den, Daniels, Sarah and the British Backlash
Aston, E. 10/1995 In: Theatre Journal. 47, 3, p. 393-403. 11 p.
Journal article

An introduction to feminism and theatre
Aston, E. 1995 London : Routledge. 166 p. ISBN: 9780415087681.
Book

The Theater Industry in 19th-Century France - Hemmings, F.W.J.
Aston, E. 11/1994 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 10, 40, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The Semiotics of Performance - Demarinis,M.
Aston, E. 05/1994 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 10, 38, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Girls on Stage, Contemporary British Womens Theater and the Teenage Question
Aston, E. 1993 In: Forum Modernes Theater. 8, 2, p. 153-163. 11 p.
Journal article

Modern British Drama 1890-1990 - Innes,C
Aston, E. 08/1992 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 8, 31, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The 'New Woman' at Manchester's Gaiety Theatre
Aston, E. 1992 In: The New Woman and Her Sisters. Hemel Hempstead : Harvester Wheatsheaf p. 205-220. 16 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Herstory : volume 1: plays by women for women
Griffin, G., Aston, E., Wilkinson, J., Lavery, B. 1991 Sheffield Academic Press. 211 p.
Anthology

Herstory: volume 2: plays by women for women
Griffin, G., Aston, E. 1991 Sheffield Academic Press. 207 p.
Anthology

Theatre as sign-system: a semiotics of text and performance /
Aston, E., Savona, G. 1991 London : Routledge. 203 p. ISBN: 0415-04932-6.
Book

Sarah Bernhardt: a French actress on the English stage
Aston, E. 1989 Oxford : Berg. 173 p. ISBN: 9780854960194.
Book

Male Impersonation in the Music Hall, The Case of Vesta Tilley
Aston, E. 08/1988 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 4, 15, p. 247-257. 11 p.
Journal article