A/Prof. Glenn D'Cruz

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor of Art and Performance

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Arts), University of Melbourne, 2000
Master of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1994
Graduate Diploma of Education, Murdoch University, 1987

Biography

Glenn D’Cruz teaches drama and cultural studies at Deakin University, Australia. He is the author of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis (Routledge, 2018), Teaching Postdramatic Theatre: Anxieties, Aporias and Dispositions (Palgrave, 2018) and Midnight’s Orphans: Anglo-Indians in Post/Colonial Literature (Peter Lang, 2006). He is the co-editor of Contemporary Publics: Shifting Boundaries in New Media, Technology and Culture (Palgrave, 2016) and the editor of  Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007 (Vulgar Press, 2007). He has published widely in national and international journals in the areas of theatre and performance studies, cinema studies and cultural studies.

He was a member of Melbourne Workers Theatre from 2001-2007 and served as the chair of the company's committee of Management from 2001-2006. He has been a Chief Investigator on the AusStage project, funded by several ARC LIEF grants, from 2010 to the present.


He has been a visiting scholar at the Australian National University (2005) and City University New York (2018). His creative work has been performed and/or exhibited at Federation Square, Melbourne, the RMIT Gallery, Walker Street Gallery, Federation Hall, VCA and the Gertrude Street Gallery in Melbourne.

 
 
 
 
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Research interests

Performance Studies

Theatre and Drama

Cultural Studies

Cinema Studies

Celebrity Studies

Postcolonialism

 

Affiliations

Performance Studies international (PSi)
ADSA (Australasian Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies association)

Teaching interests

ACA712 Art and the Politics of Censorship

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Group Devised Performance

ACP280: Major Performance Project: From Page to Stage

ACP207 - Practical Approaches to Dramatic Text

 

Knowledge areas

Postdramatic Theatre and Performance Studies

Modern and Postmodern theatre and Drama

Celebrity Studies

Postcolonial Cultural Studies

 

Publications

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2018

Breaking bad: the booing of Adam Goodes and the politics of the black sports celebrity in Australia

G D'Cruz

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 131-138, Celebrity studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Teaching postdramatic theatre: anxieties, aporias and disclosures

G D'Cruz

(2018), Cham, Switzerland, A1

book

Sarah Kane's 4.48 psychosis

G D'Cruz

(2018), Abingdon, Eng., A1

book

'"Un geste suffit"? Unpacking the inconvenient truths about Al Gore's celebrity activism

P Marshall, Glenn D'Cruz, Sharyn Mcdonald

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 62-82, Persona studies, Burwood, Vic., C1

journal
2017

Watching Waleed: celebrity authenticity, Australian national identity, and the ideological work of The Project

G D'Cruz

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 409-423, Celebrity studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Re-routing Ibsen: adaptation as tenancy/occupation in Simon Stone's The Wild Duck and Thomas Ostermeier's An Enemy of the People

G D'Cruz

(2017), pp. 65-79, Ethical exchanges in translation, adaptation and dramaturgy, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Uncanny suburbia, hauntology and post-traumatic poetics: conversations with Dirk de Bruyn's Conversations With My Mother

G D'Cruz

(2017), Senses of Cinema, Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal
2016

Migrant mobilities: cruel optimism and the case of AJ D'Cruz

G D'Cruz

(2016), RMIT Design Hub, level 1, multipurpose room, J2

works

Sonic technologies of postmodernity and the grain of the voice in Robert Lepage's Lipsynch

G D'Cruz

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 1-12, Body, space and technology journal, West London, Eng., C1

journal

Dancing Dandenong: the poetics of spatial politics

D De Bruyn, G D'Cruz, S Mcleod, S McIntyre

(2016), pp. 77-95, Contemporary publics: shifting boundaries in new media, technology and culture, Basingstoke, Eng., B1

chapter

The beach beneath the street: art and counterpublics

G D'Cruz

(2016), pp. 17-26, Contemporary publics : shifting boundaries in new media, technology and culture, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter

Migrant mobilities: cruel optimism and the case of A.J. D'Cruz

G D'Cruz

(2016), pp. 84-110, Australasian drama studies, Bundoora, Vic., C1

journal

Gaze (white)

G D'Cruz

(2016), Burwood, Vic., J1

works
2015

He's not there: Velvet Goldmine and the spectres of David Bowie

G D'Cruz

(2015), pp. 259-273, Enchanting David Bowie : space/time/body/memory, New York, N.Y., B1

chapter

Will the real Waleed Aly please stand up?: Media, celebrity and the making of an Australian public intellectual

G D'Cruz, N Weerakkody

(2015), pp. 142-151, Media International Australia, North Ryde, N.S.W, C1

journal

I me mine: Artistic self/artistic persona

G D'Cruz

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 1-1, Persona Studies, Melbourne, Vic., J2

works
2014

The man who mistook Marat for Sade: 'living' memory and the video archive

G D'Cruz

(2014), pp. 155-176, Australasian drama studies, Bundoora, Vic., C1

journal

Darkly dreaming (in) authenticity : the self/persona opposition in Dexter

G D'Cruz

(2014), Vol. 17, pp. 1-10, M/C journal : a journal of media and culture, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

6 things I know about Geminoid F, or what I think about when I think about android theatre

G D'Cruz

(2014), pp. 272-288, Australasian drama studies, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2013

Alterations

P Carter, E Carter, S You, D de Bruyn, G D'Cruz, S McLeod

(2013), Dandenong, Vic., J2

works

Lacan Palestine : presentation and film screening

D de Bruyn, G D'Cruz

(2013), Dandenong, Vic., J2

works

Occupy this: a dialogic derive

G D'Cruz, D de Bruyn

(2013), pp. 1-3, ISEA 2013 : Resistance is futile : Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Sydney, NSW, E1

conference

Everywhere movement

G D'Cruz

(2013), San Francisco, California, J2

works

'Even the Ghost was more than one person': Hauntology and Authenticity in Todd Haynes' I'm Not There

C D'Cruz, G D'Cruz

(2013), Vol. 17, pp. 315-330, Film-Philosophy, Edinburgh, U. K., C1

journal
2012

Letter to a dead playwright : daily grind, Vicki Reynolds, and archive fever

G D'Cruz

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 122-132, New theatre quarterly, London, England, C1

journal

Click if you like this or occupy as spectacle : situationism and a technological derive

G D'Cruz, D de Bruyn

(2012), Federation Hall, Melbourne, Vic., J1

works

The performing frame

G D'Cruz, D de Bruyn

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., J2

works

The Sydney front recalled

G D'Cruz

(2012), pp. 234-236, Staging the audience : the Sydney front, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

chapter

Click if you like this, or OCCUPY as spectacle : a technological derive

G D'Cruz, D de Bruyn

(2012), pp. 106-118, 2012 Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2010

Teaching/directing 4.48 psychosis

G D'Cruz

(2010), Vol. 57, pp. 99-114, Australasian drama studies, Bundoora, Vic., C1

journal

Differances, authenticity and hauntology in Todd Haynes' I'm not there

G D'Cruz

(2010), pp. 1-15, Proceedings of Film-Philosophy III : The Third Annual Conference of Film and Philosophy, Warwick, England., E1

conference
2009

'The good Australians' Anglo-Indians, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism

G D'Cruz

(2009), pp. 201-219, The politics and culture of globalisation : India and Australia, New Delhi, ?ndia, B1

chapter
2008

The body of Christ : blasphemy as a necessary transgression

C D`Cruz, G D`Cruz

(2008), pp. 93-101, Negotiating the sacred II : blasphemy and sacrilege in the arts, Canberra, A.C.T., B1

chapter
2007

Voices of dissent in the age of emperor Kennett

H Glow, K Johanson, G D'Cruz

(2007), pp. 174-185, Class act: Melbourne workers theatre 1987-2007, Carlton North, Vic., B1

chapter

Where Are You Coming From, Sir?

G D`Cruz

(2007), pp. 127-144, Visibly different: face, place and race in Australia, Bern, Switzerland, B1

chapter

Class act : Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007

G D'Cruz

(2007), pp. 8-15, Class Act: Melbourne Workers Theatre 1987-2007, Carlton North, Vic, B1

chapter

Anglo-Indians in Hollywood, Bollywood and arthouse cinema

G D'Cruz

(2007), Vol. 28, pp. 55-68, Journal of intercultural studies, London, England, C1

journal
2006

Midnight's orphans : anglo-indians in post/colonial literature

G D'Cruz

(2006), Bern, Switzerland, A1

book
2004

Beyond the pale

G D`Cruz

(2004), Vol. 63, pp. 223-230, Meanjin, Parkville, Vic., C1

journal

A passage from India - Anglo Indians in Victoria : a community gallery exhibition

K Butler, G D'Cruz, M de Souza, R Johnson, Z Philips

(2004), Immigration Museum, Melbourne, Vic., J1

works
2003

My two left feet: the problem of Anglo-Indian sterotypes in post-independence Indo-English fiction

G D`Cruz

(2003), Vol. 38, pp. 105-123, Journal of commonwealth literature, Oxford, England, C1

journal
1998

"Stepford" criticism: "Subversive Acts" and resistance in post-colonial drama

G D'cruz

(1998), Vol. 33, pp. 1-14, Journal of commonwealth literature, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Funding Sources

AusStage Phase 4: Harnessing collective intelligence and pioneering new visual methodologies for innovative research into Australian live performance

Prof Julie Holledge, A/Prof Glenn D'Cruz

  • 2012: $12,000
  • 2010: $12,000

AusStage Phase 5: researching Australian live performance ¿ global markets, national cultures, aesthetic transmission

Prof Julian Meyrick, Prof John Roddick, Prof Julie Holledge, Dr Jonathan Bollen, A/Prof Joanne Tompkins, Prof Veronica Kelly, Dr Maryrose Casey, Ms Nanette Hassall, Dr Shona Erskine, Prof Rachel Fensham, A/Prof Peter Eckersall, A/Prof Denise Varney, A/Prof Glenn D'Cruz, Dr Helena Grehan, Dr Gillian Arrighi, Dr David Watt, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr Sandra Gattenhof, Dr Margaret Hamilton, Dr Meg Mumford, Dr Bryoni Trezise, Prof Peta Tait, Dr Delyse Ryan, Antonietta Morgillo, Prof Frode Helland, Mr Christopher Smith, Mr Robert Brookman

  • 2014: $12,000

AusStage Phase 6 Visualising Venues in Australian Live Performance Research

A/Prof Glenn D'Cruz, Prof Julian Meyrick, A/Prof Joanne Tompkins, Prof Rachel Fensham, Dr Maryrose Casey, Dr Gillian Arrighi, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Prof John O'Toole, Dr Bree Hadley, Dr Ian Maxwell, Dr Caroline Wake, Prof Peta Tait, Dr Margaret Hamilton, Ms Janine Barrand

  • 2019: $8,999
  • 2017: $39,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Su Hnin Htut (Brooke) Aung

Thesis entitled: Representation of Ghosts and Spirits in East and Southeast Asian Cinema

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2017

Megan Gaye Beckwith

Thesis entitled: Perceptions and Dimensions: Towards a Stereoscopic Choreography

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2015

Gorkem Acaroglu

Thesis entitled: The Status and Function of Inanimate 'Object-Actors' in Cyborg Theatre

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2014

David Adamson

Thesis entitled: A Dramaturgy of Autobiographical Fragments: Theatre, Autobiography, and Walter Benjamin

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2017

Wendy Jennifer Beatty

Thesis entitled: Contemporary Photographic Landscape Practices and the Affective Gaze

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2016

Ania Walwicz

Thesis entitled: horse: a psychodramatic enactment of a fairytale

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Benice Spark

Thesis entitled: Ethics, Literature and Political Philosophy: Don DeLillo, Badiou and Arendt

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts