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- ItemIm Bann von Tyll – Under the spell of Tyll (Daniel Kehlmann)(Department of German, University College Cork, 2020) Benjamin, RossThe following extract from Daniel Kehlmann’s novel Tyll, an epic of the Thirty Years War, focuses on legendary figure Tyll Ulenspiegel: vagabond, showman and provocateur. With his touring stage he travels across a country devastated by religious wars, and in many places leaves spectators spellbound by his acrobatic tricks.
- ItemRezension: Conte, D., & Thiem, A. (Hrsg.) (2021): Literatur performativ: Spanische Lyrik der Gegenwart / Literatura performativa: poesía española actual. LIT-Verlag(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Wieland, Katharina; Even, Susanne; Miladinović, Dragan; Schewe, Manfred
- ItemReview: O'Toole, J., & Dunn, J. (2020). Stand up for literature: Dramatic approaches in the secondary English classroom. Currency Press(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Donohoe, Peadar; Even, Susanne; Miladinović, Dragan; Schewe, Manfred
- ItemRezension: Vaßen, F. (2021). „einfach zerschmeißen“. Brecht Material: Lyrik – Prosa – Theater – Lehrstück. Mit einem Blick auf Heiner Müller. Schibri.(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Schewe, Manfred; Even, Susanne; Miladinović, Dragan; Schewe, Manfred
- ItemAroused from a “false sense of neutrality“: A photo story(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Dalziel, Fiona; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, GarrettThe three black and white photographs that provide the impetus for this piece are the work of students participating in an English drama workshop at an Italian university. The brief discussion around the tableaux task “Art is not neutral”, inspired by Cañas’ manifesto, is framed by critical language pedagogy and addresses the issue of students’ agency as socially-responsible citizens.
- ItemDrama and critical intercultural language pedagogy(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Nilson, Jenna; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, GarrettThis article discusses findings from a research project with emergent bilingual youth in Phoenix, Arizona. This project focused on how critical intercultural language pedagogy impacts how and what methods of performative language teaching drama and language practitioners employ in the English as an Additional Language (EAL) class through engaging aspects of a Youth Participatory Action Research methodology (YPAR) and through taking a Mantle of the Expert approach in a process drama. The article uses Tania Cañas’s Manifesto “10 things you need to consider if you are an artist not of the refugee and asylum seeker community- looking to work with our community” to situate how this project sought to examine ethical process when working with language minoritized youth in the context of English language learning in the United States. Cañas (2015) argues that artists need to examine how their project methodologies promote equitable exchange, as well as how their participation frameworks situate power. In relation to the above points in Cañas’s Manifesto, the article discusses findings from the research project, and examines how effectively the project considered equitable exchange and power dynamics within the context of language learning. Findings relate how drama practitioners and language teachers must critically reflect on and focus their students’ choice and decision-making throughout the process, as well as seek to meaningfully incorporate students’ linguistic capacities in both English and their first languages.
- ItemTriptych: Ethical quandaries in personal storytelling for teaching and research(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Mages, Wendy K.; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, Garrett“Triptych,” a reflection in poetic form, does not provide or ponder easy solutions to ethical dilemmas in personal storytelling (true personal stories shared in classrooms and/or performed in public forums), but illuminates a few issues tellers, teachers, and researchers may encounter as they strive to nurture and develop true stories that give voice to a diversity of lived experiences.
- ItemWhose act(ion)? Report on intercultural educators in critical conversation on ethical practice across disciplines(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Santucci, Anna; Johnson, Kristin; Gamache-Griffiths, Donna; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, GarrettThis piece introduces and recreates a critical dialogue which occurred in the summer of 2021 among educational practitioners at the University of Rhode Island (USA), during an interdisciplinary teach-in retreat on Intercultural Competence Development for Teachers and Learners. The authors were among the participants who collaborated on this project led by Anna Santucci; here, they offer a snapshot of the exchange that took place on the final day of the retreat. The themes that emerged throughout the teach-in, summarized in that closing conversation, significantly resonate with the RISE Manifesto (Cañas, 2015). These themes include salient values, skills, and behaviors of interculturally competent educators and scholars whose understanding of ethical practice is grounded in empathy, and whose work strives to embrace radical creativity in envisioning possibilities for co-creation among all participants in the teaching and/or research experience – enacting education through and for "action" via human act-ivation and, therefore, act-ivism.
- ItemRezension: Schappert, P. (2020) Mit Dramagrammatik zu grammatikalischer Kompetenz. Eine empirische Untersuchung im Rahmen von Alphabetisierungskursen für Erwachsene. Tectum Verlag(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Even, Susanne; Even, Susanne; Miladinović, Dragan; Schewe, Manfred
- ItemBericht: Zeit für die Künste, eine führende Rolle zu übernehmen: Zur Podiumsdiskussion „Performatives Lehren und Lernen“ im Rahmen der „Sommerlichen FaDaF-Literaturtage“(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Bernstein, Nils; Even, Susanne; Miladinović, Dragan; Schewe, ManfredIm folgenden Bericht werden zentrale Ideen aus der Podiumsdiskussion „Performatives Lehren und Lernen“ skizziert, die im Rahmen der digital durchgeführten „Sommerlichen FaDaF-Literaturtage“ (2. bis 4.9.2021) am Abschlusstag der Veranstaltung am 4.9.2021 stattfand. Es diskutierten dabei Dr. Alexandra Hensel (Göttingen), Dr. Anastasia Moraitis (Duisburg-Essen), Prof. em. Dr. Manfred Schewe (Cork), moderiert von Dr. Nils Bernstein (Hamburg). Einig war man sich in der Aussage, dass die Künste im Fremdsprachenunterricht und das Performative in Lernsettings lebenslangen Lernens mit allen Zielgruppen eine zentrale Rolle spielen müssen.
- ItemStorytelling content, contexts, and controversies: A conscionable calculous(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Mages, Wendy K.; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, GarrettThe performance of autoethnographic storytelling can amplify the voices of those who are often unheard, silenced, or marginalized. Moreover, personal storytelling in appropriate contexts can provide a forum for sharing the previously unspoken or unspeakable that, when shared, can begin to heal the teller and promote social justice and societal change. Yet, not all contexts are are appropriate and not all stories are safe to share. Thus, telling autoethnographic stories can present ethical concerns for which there are no pat answers or one-size-fits-all solutions. This article discusses a few of these concerns.
- ItemThe double-edged sword of storytelling: Performative language pedagogy with refugees, asylum seekers and migrants(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Piazzoli, Erika; Kir Cullen, Elif; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, GarrettThis article considers the ethical dimension of performative practice with refugees and migrants, positioning storytelling as a double-edged sword that can either elevate or stigmatise the storyteller. The discussion is inspired by 10 things you need to consider if you are an artist, not of the refugee and asylum seeker community, looking to work with our community, a manifesto written by Cañas, Refugee Survivor and Ex-Detainee (RISE) art director. First, the paper introduces the RISE manifesto and its significance to contemporary practice and research. Second, it discusses relevant literature, looking at the construct of aesthetic distance (Erikson, 2011), safe space as creative space (Hutton, 2008) and aesthetic form as double (Courtney, 1995) in drama. The core of the paper reports the analysis of nine interviews, conducted with professional artists, teachers and practitioners working in the context of forced migration. Data points to the interconnectedness between participants and facilitator, in terms of self-expression, creativity, vulnerability and agency. In this regard, the authors reframe vulnerability as an active, creative, liminal space essential to foster an ethical imagination. This kind of creative vulnerability, key to practitioners’ ethical imagination in performative work, can act as a segue into the symbolic, metaphorical mode of drama.
- ItemEnglischlernende bearbeiten interkulturelle und dramapädagogische Sprechaktivitäten: Was passiert mit ihrer selbst wahrgenommenen Sprech-kompetenz?(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Klempin, Christiane; Bosse, Nicole; Even, Susanne; Miladinović, Dragan; Schewe, ManfredEnglisch als zweite Fremdsprache lernende Zehntklässler:innen eines Berliner Gymnasiums (n = 31) nahmen im Rahmen einer quasi-experimentellen Prä-Post-Interventionsstudie im Mixed Methods-Vertiefungsmodell an zwei fremdsprachlichen Lernangeboten teil: Ein erstes Lernangebot setzte auf Bearbeitung einer interkulturell kommunikativen Kompetenzaufgabe, ein zweites auf dramapädagogisches (d.h. performativ-ganzheitliches) Erleben der englischen Sprache. Beide Aktivitätenformate wurden den Zehntklässler:innen durch Englischlehramtsstudierende im Bachelor (n = 21) angeboten. Die interkulturellen wie performativen Aktivitäten sind im Zuge eines Theorie- und Praxiselemente verknüpfenden Seminarformates an der Freien Universität (FU) Berlin entstanden. Nachgegangen wurde der Frage, ob ein performatives im Vergleich zu einem interkulturellen Lernangebot positiver auf die selbst wahrgenommene Sprechkompetenz der Englischlernenden wirkt. Die qualitativen wie auch quantitativen Befunde dieser Studie verweisen auf einen positiven Einfluss performativer Lernangebote auf die Selbstwahrnehmung mündlicher Kompetenzen von Englischlernenden.
- ItemPerformative education inside and outside the ethics of care: Three provocations(Department of German, University College Cork, 2021) Costantino, Anna; Dalziel, Fiona; Piazzoli, Erika; Scally, GarrettInspired by the provocations raised in Cañas’s RISE Manifesto (2015), this essay argues that language learning, language teaching, and performative activities are caring acts. They are qualitative offerings that manifest themselves as embodied, relational, and artful events concerned with fostering fairer and caring societies. I refer to them as qualitative acts of care. The essay also voices concerns regarding the structural constraints faced by language educators and educational practitioner-researchers when they seek to enact language learning, arts practice, or practice-based research as caring and ethical work. Qualitative care is an ever-changing process that is often difficult to capture (both conceptually and experientially) in the flow of practice, which raises epistemological questions about the way qualitative care is measured and deemed to be self-sufficient and self-contained. Paradoxically, measurement and evaluation turn qualitative care into practices that are referred to here as quantitative acts of care. The essay does not provide readers with answers to the problems raised by Cañas (2015). Rather, from the reflexive standpoint of a language teacher and practitioner-researcher, it suggests the need to leverage the qualities of performative learning and teaching by making any work of care a continual endeavour.