PhD University of Wales, Swansea
PGCE Goldsmith's College, London
BA (Hons), University of East Anglia
I contribute to the undergraduate teaching on the BA (Hons) Drama and Contemporary Performance programme.
I currently supervise a range of PhD students - including those studying dance, aleatory arts practices, site-specific performance. I have supervised students who have completed and gained their PhD in filipino folk dance, screen dance, verbatim theatre, political theatre and intermedial performance and intimacy.
Currently I am involved in a research project titled A Handful of Dust: the praxis and diasporic legacy of Odin Teatret. The project is being undertaken in collaboration with colleague Dr. Patrick Campbell and is supported by Odin Teatret and NTL. The project is platformed on a web site: www.thirdtheatrenetwork.com and the research will be promoted at an initial Third Theatre Network event at Contact in Manchester (30th - 31st October 2015).
My other research interests include Balinese performance; the politics of intercultural performance; theatre anthropology; and the work of theatre practitioner Eugenio Barba - all of which were featured areas of my PhD. I have spent time studying and researching in Bali (most recently in 2012) and continue to be interested in non-western theatre practices as well as intercultural performance. More recently this research has engaged with notions of embodiment. However, I am also actively interested in analysis and developing critical frameworks that can usefully be employed to further academic understanding of theatre practice from a spectator's perspective. To this end, I am interested in developing critical commentary on theatre projects, focusing specifically on the web of effects/affects performance practices has on spectators and participants. I was involved, as an ethnographer and dramaturg, on a collaborative project with Proto-type Theater and MMUle titled The Good, the God and the Guillotine that toured the UK from autumn 2013.
JC. Turner, P. CAMPBELL (2019). A POETICS OF THIRD THEATRE: PERFORMER TRAINING, DRAMATURGY, PARTICIPATION. ROUTLEDGE.
J. Turner (2004). Eugenio Barba. Psychology Press.
J. Turner, PGW. Campbell (2018). Radical Care: Performative Generosity and Generativity in Third Theatre. Performance Research. 23(6), pp.58-64.
M. Blain, A. Westerside, J. Turner (2016). ‘Through Collaboration to Sharawadji: Immediacy, Mediation and the Voice.’. Theatre and Performance Design, Special Guest Edition ‘Sounds Good/ Good Vibrations’. 2(3-4), pp.293-311.
JC. Turner (2016). Sound and Subjectivity in the “techno-sublime”: Autobiographer and Ring. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.
JC. Turner (2011). Embodiment, Balinese Dance Theatre and the Ethnographer’s Predicament. Performance and Spirituality. 2(1), pp.60-84.
JC. Turner (2011). Diegetic Theatre as a ‘Place’ for the Theatricalised Spectator. Platform Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts. 6(1), pp.28-43.
J. Turner (2008). Dreams and phantasms: Towards an ethnoscenological reading of the intercultural theatrical event (Keir Elam, Eugenio Barba). SEMIOTICA. 168(1-4), pp.143-167.
J. Turner (2007). Acts of Creative Vandalism? Plane Performance Deconstruct the Canon. New Theatre Quarterly. 23(3), pp.208-218.
JC. Turner (2007). Making Amends: an Interventionist Theatre Programme with Young Offenders. Research in Drama Education. 12(2), pp.179-194.
JC. Turner, P. Campbell Dialogues Between Bodies-in-Life in the recent work of Odin Teatret: Intercultural or interstitial?. In: The Methuen Drama Companion to Performance and Interculturalism edited by Daphne Lei and Charlotte McIvor. Bloomsbury Methuen,
J. Turner, PGW. Campbell (2019). 'The Dance of Opposition: Repetition, Legacy and Difference in Third Theatre Training’. M. Evans, K. Thomaidis, L. Worth. In: Time and Performer Training. Routledge,
JC. Turner ‘Dramaturgical weaving: The Good, The God and The Guillotine’. In: Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy: Collisions and Convergences..
JC. Turner (2015). The Disenchantment of Western Performance Training, and the Search for an Embodied Experience. Toward a Methodology of the Ineffable. In: Methodologies of Embodiment. Inscribing Bodies in Qualitative Research. Routledge, pp.53-68.
D. Shirley (2013). Voice and Presence in Samuel Beckett's Footfalls (1976), Rockaby (1981) and Krapp's Last Tape (1958). In: Performing Narrative narration, 'denarration', fracture and absence in contemporary performance practice. mmu,
SW. Kinghorn (2013). Nothing but the Truth: narrative, authenticity and the dramatic in tribunal theatre. D. Shirley, J. Turner. In: Performing Narrative. Manchester Metropolitan University, pp.12-27.
JF. Deeney (2013). Location, location, location: narrative and 'blankness' in recent British drama. J. Turner, D. Shirley. In: Performing Narrative: Narration, 'Denarration', Fracture and Absence in Contemporary Performance Practice. MMU Institute for Performance Research, pp.1-11.