'Falling Between': Opportunities and Challenges for Intermediality [Editorial Introduction]

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Chatzichristodoulou, M. and Crossley, M (2016). 'Falling Between': Opportunities and Challenges for Intermediality [Editorial Introduction]. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 21 (3), pp. 277-292. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2016.1194748
AuthorsChatzichristodoulou, M. and Crossley, M

This article frames the journal special issue by offering a broad reflection on the historical development of ideas that have informed debates concerning intermediality and its pedagogical contexts. It opens with a brief articulation of media and intermedial theory to inform the debate. The challenges of contemporary media hybridity are then set within an historical context by tracing the origins of current (perceived) knowledge dichotomies and hierarchies into the philosophical canons of western antiquity. In examining distinctions between the different types of knowledge and expression that form the constituent parts of contemporary intermedial theatres, the article considers philosophical debates, traces historical trajectories and probes social dynamics from Aristotle to the present. Moving on to the current historical and social context of intermedial practice and pedagogy, the article examines specific challenges and opportunities that emerge from our own intermedial age. This multifaceted and trans-historical approach leads the authors to suggest that old hierarchical and divisional structures impact upon contemporary practices, affecting how those are perceived, received and valued.

JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Journal citation21 (3), pp. 277-292
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2016.1194748
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13569783.2016.1194748
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Online30 Jun 2016
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Deposited10 Aug 2016
Accepted15 Jan 2016
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