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Practice as Research Bibliography


Auslander, P. Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, (London & New York: Routledge, 1999)

Biggs, I. Art as research: creative practice and academic authority; a project- based examination of the politics of art-led research in a doctoral context, (Saarbrücken: Vdm Verlag, 2009)

Eco, U. The Open Work, Trans. Anna Cancogni (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989). Open on-line access here:

Freeman, J. (ed) Blood, Sweat and Theory: Research through Practice in Performance, (UK: Libri Publishing, 2010)

Halberstam, J.  The Queer Art of Failure. (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2011)

Ingold, T. Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture, (Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013).

Latour, B. Reassembling the Social, An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

MacNiff, S. Art-based Research, (London: Jessica Kingsley Publisher 1998)

Nelson, R. Practice as Research in the Arts; Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistance. (Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.)

Sullivan, G. Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Arts (London et al, Sage Publications, 2010)

Edited Volumes

Allegue, L., Jones, S., Kershaw, B., and Piccini, A. (eds) Practice-as-Research in Performance and Screen, (Hampshire & New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009)

Barrett and Bolt (Eds), Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (I.B. Tauris & Co, London. 2010)

Freeman, J. (ed) Blood, Sweat and Theory: Research through Practice in Performance, (UK: Libri Publishing, 2010)

Kroll, J. and Harper, G. (eds), Research Methods in Creative Writing, (Hampshire & New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012)

Catherine Lyall et al. Interdisciplinary Research Journeys. Practical Strategies for Capturing Creativity, (Open Access on Bloomsbury Publications web-site: 2011.)

Reason, M. and Rowe, N. Applied Practice, Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art, (London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017)

Smith and Dean (Eds), Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts (Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh, 2009)


A Few Articles/Chapters


Brad Haseman, Rupture and Recognition: Identifying the Performative Research Paradigm in Barrett and Bolt (Eds), Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts  Enquiry (I.B. Tauris & Co, London. 2010)

Sophie Hope ‘Bursting paradigms: a colour wheel of practice-research’ Cultural Trends, 25:2, 74-86. 2016.

Graham Sullivan, Making Space, in Smith and Dean (Eds), “Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts” (Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh, 2009)




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Arts and Humanities Research Board, The Arts and Humanities: Understanding the Research Landscape, (Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK: 2003).


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