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Name Dr John-David Dewsbury
Job title Reader in Human Geography
Department School of Geographical Sciences University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Keywords performativity
politics of the event
belief
materiality
performance art
knowledge
intuition
Areas of expertise My current research interests fall into three areas: performativity, the politics of the event, and belief. Cutting across these research areas are the three motifs of the body, the event and materiality.

Performativity: My interpretation of the work performativity is stretched across the linguistic and post-structural figuration of the performative based on iteration and différance within an economy of presence/absence, and upon the material, live and visceral act of performance art.

The politics of subjectivity after ‘the Event’: This is a concern for philosophy within social scientific practice.

Knowledge as belief: Bringing together these interests in performance and philosophy creates a final overarching research agenda based on two questions: (1) the questioning of knowledge as something resting on uncertainty and intuition as signed from within our viscerality; (2) the questioning of thought.