Symposium on Affective Science and Performance

Symposium Information - Affective Science and Performance

7 September 2012 - 8 September 2012

Jarman Building, University of Kent, Canterbury


Friday 7 September 

4 - 5pm - Keynote by Professor Bruce McConachie (Gulbenkian Cinema)

5 - 6 - Drinks Reception

6 - 8 pm - Opportunity to experience an Immersive environment from the AHRC-funded Imagining Autism Project (Gulbenkian Cafe)

8pm: Symposium Dinner (Gulbenkian Cafe)

Saturday 8 September 

(abstracts and biographies can be found by clicking on the links below)

All today's sessions taken place in Jarman, Studio 1

8.45 - 9.20: Registration

9.20 - 9.30: Welcome

9.30 - 11: Panel 1 - Touching Texts: Cognition and Performance

11 - 11.15: Coffee

11.15 - 12.30: Panel 2 - Affecting the Audience

12.30 - 1.15: Lunch

1.15 - 2.30: Roundtable

2.30-3.45: Panel 3 - The Kinesthetic Actor

3.45 - 4.00: Coffee

4.00 - 5.00: Keynote by Professor Rhonda Blair


To register please download the registration form and, if paying by credit card, return it by post. For other payment methods you can email the form to


£50 Standard

£25 TaPRA Delegate / Concession


Accommodation on campus can be booked through University of Kent Hospitality at:

Alternatively, you may wish to select accommodation elsewhere in Canterbury, see:

Local hotels and B&Bs include: Abbots Barton, Abode, Arthouse, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Cathedral Gate Hotel, Magnolia House, and The Falstaff Hotel


The following link provides details on getting to the University of Kent.

If you are staying in the City, the Jarman building is a 20 min (approx) walk up the hill. Alternatively Stagecoach buses travel regularly from the City centre and a number of stops on route stopping almost directly opposite the Jarman building.

Both the Gulbenkian and the Jarman are central features on campus and can be found using the following map.

You can download the Canterbury Campus guide which includes maps and directions for travel from here. 


The symposium organisers are Dr Helen Brooks, Dr Rosemary Klich, Dr Nicola Shaughnessy, Dr Melissa Trimingham and Dr Angie Varakis.