Elisabeth Massana

Elisabeth Massana is Lecturer in the English Literature Section of the Department Modern Languages and Literatures and English Studies at the University of Barcelona.

Elisabeth has been a Tutor for the Department of English Studies at the CA Barcelona of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) (2011-2016) and has lectured on research techniques for the creative arts in the degrees of Acting and Dance at Campus ESART Barcelona – Bath Spa University (2016-2017).

She graduated in 2005 with a major in English Studies and in 2008 she completed an MA on Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities, both at the University of Barcelona. Her minor thesis focused on an analysis of Mark Ravenhill’s Handbag and Mother Clap’s Molly House from a queer theatre perspective.

She is currently working on her PhD thesis, which focuses on an analysis of the performance of terror in post-9/11 British theatre and is supervised by Enric Monforte. Between 2011 and 2013 she coordinated the “Gabinet de Lectura de Textos Teatrals”, a theatre seminar series held at La Central Bookstore. She is a co-investigator for the four-year research project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the EU European Regional Development Fund (FFI2016-75443).

Contemporary British Theatre

(forthcoming): “‘We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us’: On the Becoming Nomadic of the post-9/11 Spectator”. Special Issue: Terror & the Tour, eds. Paul Antick, Ariane de Waal and Andrew Wilford, Liminalities 15: 1.

(forthcoming): review of Theatre on Terror: Subject Positions in British Drama (Ariane de Waal, 2017) and Watching War on the Twenty-First Century Stage: Spectacles of Conflict (Clare Finburgh, 2017), Journal of Contemporary Drama in English.

(forthcoming): “Cartographies of Silence in debbie tucker green’s truth and reconciliation (2011)”, debbie tucker green: critical perspectives [sic]. Eds. Siân Adiseshiah and Jacqueline Bolton. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2018: “Castiga’m o salva’m, m’és indiferent”, Núvol, 19 January. https://www.nuvol.com/noticies/castigam-o-salvam-mes-indiferent/

2017: review of Forms of Conflict: Contemporary Wars on the British Stage by Sara Soncini (2015), Studies in Theatre and Performance 3: 1, pp. 368-9.

2017: “Fa vint anys que espero!”, Núvol, 9 September. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/fa-vint-anys-que-espero/

2017: “Anthony Neilson: ‘Entretenir el públic no vol dir ser paternalista’”, Núvol, 20 June. https://www.nuvol.com/entrevistes/anthony-neilson-entretenir-el-public-no-vol-dir-ser-paternalista/

2016: “Sarah Kane sense gluten”, Núvol, 16 November. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/sarah-kane-sense-gluten/

2016: review of Forms of Conflict: Contemporary Wars on the British Stage by Sara Soncini, Studies in Theatre and PerformancePublished online 2 September. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14682761.2016.1227576?scroll=top&needAccess=true

2016: “Feminisme i classe als anys 80”, Núvol, 12 July. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/feminisme-i-classe-als-anys-80/

2016: “Caryl Churchill: de la Sala Beckett al Royal Court”, Núvol, 8 April. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/caryl-churchill-de-la-sala-beckett-al-royal-court/

2015: with Marta Tirado, “Entrevista amb Erika Fischer-Lichte: «La sacralitat del text és una ideologia»”, (Pausa.) (Sala Beckett, Barcelona) 37.  http://www.revistapausa.cat/entrevista-amb-erika-fischer-lichte-la-sacralitat-del-text-es-una-ideologia/

2014: “Un clàssic de Caryl Churchill a la Sala Beckett”, Núvol, 23 March. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/un-classic-de-caryl-churchill-a-la-sala-beckett/

2013: “Mark Ravenhill en estat pur”, Núvol, 4 May. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/mark-ravenhill-en-estat-pur-benvinguts-als-90/

2013: “Un Pinter sense pausa”, Núvol, 27 March. https://www.nuvol.com/critica/un-pinter-sense-pausa/

2012: “Desentrallant la complexitat humana: Introducció a Simon Stephens”, (Pausa.) (Sala Beckett, Barcelona) 34, pp. 141-3.

2012: “Entrevista a Simon Stephens”, (Pausa.) (Sala Beckett, Barcelona) 34, pp. 149-53.

2012: “Theatre Uncut”, Núvol, 14 November. https://www.nuvol.com/noticies/theatre-uncut/

Other

2016: “Versions contemporànies i reescriptures de Shakespeare” , “‘To be or not to be…’ 400 anys amb William Shakespeare”, http://crai.ub.edu/ca/coneix-el-crai/biblioteques/biblioteca-lletres/tobeornottobe, curated by Esther Acereda (CRAI, University of Barcelona), Gabriel Tomàs (CRAI, University of Barcelona), Clara Escoda and Enric Monforte.

2011: with Itziar Ziga and Del LaGrace Volcano, Glamur i resistènciaEntrevistes a Itziar Ziga i Del LaGrace Volcano. Barcelona: El Tangram Editorial.

Contemporary British Theatre

2019: “breaking silences as feminist work: the theatre of debbie tucker green”, paper presented at Jornadas de Estudios Afrodescendientes, University of Barcelona, 1 March.

2017: “Nomadic Spectatorship, Borders and Terror”, paper presented at the PhD Forum at “Nation, Nationhood and Theatre”, 24th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Reading, 29 June-2 July.

2017: “’We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us’: On the Becoming Nomadic of the post-9/11 Spectator”, paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Colloquium “Terror on Tour III: Borders, Detours and Contingencies”, University of Innsbruck, 29-31 March.

2016: chair of panel, “Geographies of Gender and Sexuality”, at “Precarious Subjects: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers in Gender and Sexuality”, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, 10-11 June.

2016: with Marta Tirado, “Failed Subjectivities and Conviviality in the Theatre of Sarah Kane and debbie tucker green [sic]”, paper presented at “Residuos emocionales: regímenes y disidencias afectivas en el mundo moderno”, a conference organized by Centre Dona i Literatura, GRC Creació i Pensament de les Dones, and CCCB, Universitat de Barcelona, 15-16 March.

2015: “Cartographies of Silence in debbie tucker green’s truth and reconciliation”, paper presented at “debbie tucker green International Symposium”, University of Lincoln, 21 November.

2015: registration officer, “Theatre and Spectatorship”, 24th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Barcelona, 4-7 June.

2014: “Bodies on/off Stage: Towards an Analysis of the Performance of Terror in Post-9/11 British Theatre”, paper presented at the New Scholars’ Forum of “Theatre and Stratification”, International Federation for Theatre Research Conference (IFTR/FIRT), University of Warwick, 28 July- 2 August.

2014: “Mark Ravenhill in Performance: Breakfast, Video-Games and War on Terror”, paper presented at the 3rd International Conference “What Happens Now: 21st  Century Writing in English”, University of Lincoln, 14-17 July.

2013: “Preliminaries for a chapter on Mark Ravenhill’s Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat”, paper presented at the PhD Forum at “Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention”, 22th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Charles University, Prague, 30 May-2 June.

2012: “Transient Bodies, Altered Meanings. Bodily Co-Presence and Spectatorship Response-Ability in Mark Ravenhill’s Birth of a Nation”, paper presented at “Performing Transformations International Conference”, International Centre for Performance Studies, Tangier (Morocco), 1-4 June.

2010: “Glamour i Resistències: Construint el gènere a cops de taló”, paper presented at “Noves Subjectivitats/Sexualitats Literàries”, Centre Dona i Literatura, Universitat de Barcelona, 4-5 November.

2009: “Re-reading Gender Performativity: Subersion and Parody in British Queer Theatre Representations”, paper presented at the conference “Representing Gender in the Performative Arts”, University of Groningen, 12-13 November.

2009: “Mark Ravenhill vs. Section 28: Family Values Revisited or a Queer Theatre Challenge to Heteronormativity”, paper presented at the “First Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies” (ASYRAS), University of Salamanca, 1-3 October.

Contemporary British Theatre

2018: participation in the study day on crisis within the project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 12 April.

2017: participation in the study day on affect within the project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 24 March.

2017: attendance at “Seminar with Jack Halberstam”, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, 2 February.

2017: attendance at “Conflicted Bodies: Feminist and Queer Responses to Militarism and Violence”, Gender, Sexuality and Violence Research Network, Goldsmiths University, London, 30 September.

2017: “Pensar la frontera desde el feminismo chicano: una herramienta de análisis para el teatro”, a talk given at the Casal Català de la Península de Yucatán, Mérida, Mexico, 8 August.

2017: attendance at “In Context: Queer Stages UK”, Clore Learning Centre, Cottesloe Room, National Theatre, London, 5 July.

2016: co-organiser of the fourth Taller de Tesis (Thesis Workshop) for the PhD Programme “Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 7 October.

2016: participation in the study day on happiness organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 12 May.

2016: attendance at the symposium “Sarah Kane Explored: Staging the Unstageable”, Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London, 11 March.

2015: “Theories of the In-between: On the Intersections between Terror and Precarity”, paper presented at “Taller de Tesis” PhD Programme “Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 22 May.

2014: attendance at the “Second Augsburg-Barcelona Seminar” organized by the research project “Darstellungen des Prekären im britishen Gegenwartstheater” (“Representations of the Precarious in Contemporary British Theatre”), funded by the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – German Academic Exchange Service; Projekt-ID: 57049392), University of Barcelona, 15-19 September.

2014: “The Performance of Terror in Post-9/11 British Theatre”, paper presented at “Taller de Tesis” PhD Programme “Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 8 May.

2013: attendance at the “Taller de Tesis”, PhD Programme “Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 14 May.

2013: “Juli Cèsar a escena”, round table with Joan Flores and Mario Gas within the X Festival Shakespeare and the seminar Gabinet de Lectura de Textos Teatrals, Llibreria La Central del Raval, Barcelona, 10 June.

2013: “Mark Ravenhill i el Teatre Britànic”, round table with Josep Maria Mestres, Oriol Rovira and  Ferran Vilajosana, organized by Teatre Tantarantana and Llibreria La Central del Raval, 13 May.

2010: “La Irlanda del segle XXI: Creixement Econòmic i Canvi Social”, paper presented within the seminar “Els dijous d’Irlanda”, organized by Amics de la UNESCO, Barcelona, 2 December.

2006: with Rosa González, “La llengua irlandesa: visió històrica i problemàtica actual”, paper presented within the seminar “Els dijous d’Irlanda”, organized by Amics de la UNESCO, Barcelona,  22 February.

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