Walking Imperatives - Deirdre Heddon

Deirdre Heddon is professor of Contemporary Performance at the University of Glasgow (UK). She is the author of Autobiography and Performance, and co-author of Devising Performance: A Critical History (both published by Palgrave).

Her edited collection, Histories and Practices of Live Art, co-edited with Jennie Klein, was published in 2012 by Palgrave. Dee is also a contributor to Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts (Intellect Books, 2009) and has written a number of articles about walking and performance, including Walking and Friendship, Performance Research (2012); Women Walking: Shifting the Tales and Scales of Mobility, with Cathy Turner, Contemporary Theatre Review (2012), The Horizon of Sound: Soliciting the Earwitness, Performance Research (2010) and Walking Women: Interviews with Artists on the Move, with Cathy Turner, Performance Research (2010).

Dee recently co-edited a themed edition of RiDE: A Journal of Applied Drama, which focused on applied theatre and environmentalism (2012). Her most recent project, Walking Interconnections, extends her interest in walking and environmentalism. Dee also undertakes practice-based research, with one project ongoing with Misha Myers (The Walknig Library), and another recently completed (40 Walks). Dee is co-editing a newly launched series for Palgrave, Performing Landscapes, for which she is writing Performing Landscapes: Forests.