Reality Check: Real Bodies in Performance - Conference Invitation

deadline for submissions: 
June 13, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
University of York

Reality Check: Representing Real Bodies in Performance.

10thannual PG Conference at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television

20thJune 2019, University of York, 10.00 – 18.00

Registration free -- please register by 13th June  2019 



Over the course of history human decisions have had a profound impact upon the surrounding environment and subsequently our ability to understand what ‘reality’ means to us. Within the framework of reality, creative media such as theatre, film, television and interactive media have then acted as a means for intervention, calling into question decision making, commenting upon choices made and how such actions then impact upon our experience of the human condition. The reality of the experienced human condition however, is that concept of choice in many instances is finite. In cases where reality denies the freedom of choice and individuals, groups or even whole societies become the subject of a forced change, how do creative media in performance respond? 

Reality Check features an impressive line-up of talks aimed at discussing these issues. Our keynote speaker is Dr Liam Jarvis from the University of Essex, who will be presenting from his new upcoming book, Immersive Embodiment Theatres of Mislocalized Sensation, (more information on his research at

Accompanying Dr Jarvis are a variety of talks given by researchers from across the world. The conference schedule is available at   

Reality Check: Representing Real Bodies in Performance 2019 invites you to explore and contribute towards ongoing debate. Our event is open to both academics and non-academics alike., Registration is free and we will provide lunch and a wine reception so you all get a chance to meet those who presented throughout the day. 

If you are interested and would like to attend, please register your interest and reserve your place by visiting www.realitychecktftv.comand fill out the corresponding google form. Registration closes on the 13thJune 2019.