pedro de senna


Pedro's research focuses on translation and adaptation, the relationship between directing and dramaturgy and disability aesthetics.

2012 - present

Lecturer in Contemporary Theatre - Programme Leader BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Theatre Directing), Middlesex University

2004 - 2012
Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts - Course Leader BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Film, TV and Stage), Buckinghamshire New University

Authored book (play) 

de Senna, P. (2013) A Tragédia de Ismene, Princesa de Tebas. Rio de Janeiro: Móbile Editorial.

Chapter in edited book

de Senna, P. (2013) ‘When Creation, Translation and Adaptation meet: SignDance Collective’s New Gold’. [forthcoming] in Krebs, K. (ed.) Translation and Adaptation in Theatre and Film. London: Routledge. [June 2013]

Refereed Articles in Academic Journals

de Senna, P. (2009) ‘This Blasted translation: location, relocation, dislocation’. in: Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance (Vol. 2 number 3)

de Senna, P. (2007) ‘In Praise of Treason: Translating Calabar’. in: Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance (Vol.1 number 1)

Conference Papers and Public Lectures  

Disability Aesthetics, Translation Aesthetics. Language, Text and Power in Translation Research Seminar Series. University of Reading, 2013

“Nothing about us without us”: collaborations between disabled and non-disabled practitioners. Roundtable discussion (chair) with David Bower and Caroline Bowditch, in: Symposium on Collaboration II. Middlesex University, 2013

Otelo e Otello: uma série de adaptações. Public lecture - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Rio de Janeiro, 2012

Teatro, Dança e Língua de Sinais: traduções e adaptações em "New Gold". Public lecture - Centro Interdepartamental de Tradução e Terminologia. Universidade de São Paulo, 2011

My failed LEP, or What I thought would happen, didn't. Conference paper in:  Feedback Matters: Learning and Teaching Conference, Buckinghamshire New University, 2010

Breadth v depth: “focus topics” and student choice in the curriculum.  Conference paper in: Students Matter: Learning and Teaching Conference, Buckinghamshire New University, 2009

From Patriarchal Myth to Feminist Performance: Franca Rame’s Medea. Conference paper in: Beyond Pirandello: modern/contemporary Italian theatre, Italian Cultural Institute, 2009

Employability and Entrepreneurship. Conference paper in: Scholarship in Action, Buckinghamshire New University, 2009

Assessing live performance: going down strawberry fields? Conference paper in: Assessment in Higher Education Conference. University of Cumbria, 2008