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Studies in Performing Arts and Media

Studies in Performing Arts & Media – is a series of monographs and edited volumes by the research unit of the same name of the Theatre, Performing Arts and Media department at Ghent University. S:PAM explicitly focuses not only on theatre but on all hybrid forms in the field of performance, dance, film and media, both in a contemporary and a historical context. This series continues the series formerly known as Studies in Performing Arts & Film, with the new name reflecting the changes in the field at the beginning of the 21st century. More information can be found on

Performing Arts in the Austrian 18th Century
New Directions in Historical and Methodological Research
The contributors to this volume address theater’s role as the mirror of a perfect society and its strikingly international orientation in the Austrian 18th century.
Van Schoor, Jaak; Stalpaert, Christel; Van Oostveldt, Bram, eds.

Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books
Critical Essays
The critical essays collected in this volume reflect Greenaway’s relocation of The Tempest along the fundamentally unstable boundaries between different discursive formations.
Stalpaert, Christel, ed.

The Théâtre de la Monnaie and Theatre Life in the 18th-Century Austrian Netherlands
From a Courtly-aristocratic to a Civil-enlightened Discourse?
This book offers the first extensive study of the influence of the Brussels’ Monnaie Theatre on theatrical life in the Dutch speaking part of the Austrian Netherlands
Van Oostveldt, Bram, ed.

This Body Is in Danger!
Shape-shifting CorpoRealities in Contemporary Performing Arts
New media technologies and their relationship with the body
Stojni , Aneta

Imagining Catastrophe in Art, Architecture and Philosophy
A collection of essays that takes stock of the current impact of the image and imagination of the catastrophe in art, science and philosophy
Le Roy, Frederik, Nele Wynants, Dominiek Hoens, and Robrecht Vanderbeeken