Dr Karen Juers-Munby


Current Teaching


I am currently supervising the following PhD projects:

  • Ildiko Rippel, Raptures/Ruptures of the Real: The Non-Performer in Contemporary Performance Practice

I have previously (co-) supervised the following PhD projects:

  • Piotr Woycicki, The Politics of Perception in Post-cinematic Performance: Anexploration of the interinvolvement of theatre and film in contemporaryperformance andcinema (2011)
  • Peter Petralia, Reshaping Spatiality: Cognitive perception and the fracturing of theatrical space (2011)
  • Kathryn Whittaker, Representing the 'crisis' in masculinity: British and North American male playwrights, (2009, 2nd supervisor)
  • Kerstin Bueschges, On hair, fishtails and voices: resisting femininity in contemporary performance practice (2007).

I also supervise MA Dissertations on the MA in Contemporary Arts Research.


I am currently Director of Studies for Part II Theatre Studies and teach on the following modules:

LICA100 Modernism in the Arts, contribution of lectures

LICA180 Introduction to Theatre Studies, contribution of lectures

LICA284 Postwar European Playwrights, Convenor

LICA384 Contemporary European Postdramatic Theatre, Convenor

LICA281/313 Theatre Practice and Advanced Theatre Practice, Supervision of practical group projects

LICA300 Special Subject (Dissertation)

Agon, conflict and dissent: Elfriede Jelinek's Ein Sportstück and its stagings by Einar Schleef and Just a Must Theatre
Juers-Munby, K. 18/12/2014 In: Austrian Studies. 22, p. 9-25. 17 p.
Journal article

Introduction: Elfriede Jelinek in multiple arenas
Fiddler, A., Juers-Munby, K. 18/12/2014 In: Austrian Studies. 7 p.

Jelinek in the arena: sport, cultural understanding and translation to page and stage
Fiddler, A., Juers-Munby, K. 18/12/2014 In: Austrian Studies. 22
Special issue

Mythen weiblicher (Ohn-)Macht und ihre Demontage im Theater: Machträume bei Bobby Baker und Elfriede Jelinek
Juers-Munby, K. 2014 In: Spielräume des Anderen. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag p. 195-210. 16 p. ISBN: 9783837618396.

Parastic politics: Elfriede Jelinek's 'secondary dramas' and their staging
Juers-Munby, K. 19/12/2013 In: Postdramatic theatre and the political. London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama p. 209-231. 23 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Postdramatic theatre and the political: international perspectives on contemporary performance
Juers-Munby, K., Carroll, J., Giles, S. 19/12/2013 Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. 324 p.

Abraumhalde; FaustIn and out
Juers-Munby, K. 2013 In: Jelinek-Handbuch. Stuttgart : Verlag J.B. Metzler p. 203-207. 5 p. ISBN: 9783476023674.

Juers-Munby, K. 2013 In: Jelinek-Handbuch. Stuttgart : Verlag J.B. Metzler p. 324-334. 11 p. ISBN: 9783476023674.

Foreword to ‘Sports Play’ by Elfriede Jelinek
Juers-Munby, K. 2012

Der fremde, faszinierende, paradoxe Ort Theater: Gedanken zu Elfriede Jelineks neueren theatertheoretischen Essays
Juers-Munby, K. 2011 In: Jelinek[Jahr]buch 2011. Vienna : Praesens Verlag p. 85-102. 18 p. ISBN: 9783706904476.

Wie aktuell sind Elfriede Jelineks feministische Theatertexte der 70er und 80er Jahre?
Fiddler, A., Gürtler, C., Honegger, G., Janke, P., Jürs-Munby, K., Clar, P. 03/2010 In: Jelinek[Jahr]Buch. Vienna : Praesens Verlag p. 177-185. 9 p. ISBN: 978-3-7069-0606-7.

Text Exposed: Displayed texts as players onstage in contemporary theatre
Juers-Munby, K. 01/2010 In: Studies in Theatre and Performance. 30, 1, p. 101-114. 14 p.
Journal article

Ticker-Theater: von der Krise des Dramas und postdramatischem Echtzeittheater im Umgang mit der globalen Finanzkrise
Juers-Munby, K. 2010 In: Lücken sehen... . Universitätsverlag C. Winter p. 251-264. 14 p. ISBN: 978-3-8253-5777-1.

‘Did you mean post-traumatic theatre?’: The vicissitudes of traumatic memory in contemporary postdramatic performances
Juers-Munby, K. 10/2009 In: Performance Paradigm. 5, 2, p. 1-33. 33 p.
Journal article

The Resistant Text in Postdramatic Theatre: Performing Elfriede Jelinek's ‘Sprachflächen’
Juers-Munby, K. 03/2009 In: Performance Research. 14, 1, p. 46-56. 11 p.
Journal article

Hanswurst and Herr Ich: Subjection and Abjection in the Enlightenment Censorship of the Comic Figure.
Jürs-Munby, K. 1/05/2007 In: New Theatre Quarterly. 23, 2, p. 124-135. 12 p.
Journal article

Postdramatic Theatre.
Jürs-Munby, K., Lehmann, H.T. 1/02/2006
Other contribution

"Ich möchte seicht sein": Elfriede Jelineks postdramatisches Schauspielmodel(l) als Ideologiekritik und Medienstörung ["I want to be shallow": Elfriede Jelinek's postdramatic acting model as critique of ideology and media interference]
Juers-Munby, K. 2006 In: Das Analoge sträubt sich gegen das Digitale?. Frankfurt am Main : Theater der Zeit p. 86-100. 14 p. ISBN: 393434481X, 9783934344815.

'Ich will seicht sein': Elfriede Jelinek's Schauspielmodel (l) als Ideologiekritik und Medienst'rung
Jürs-Munby, K. 2006 In: Das Analoge sträubt sich gegen das Digitale: . Theater der Zeit Recherchen p. 86-100. 15 p. ISBN: 9783934344815.

Of Textual Bodies and Actual Bodies: the Abjection of Performance in Lessing's Dramaturgy.
Jürs-Munby, K. 1/03/2005 In: Theatre Research International. 30, 1, p. 19-35. 17 p.
Journal article