Dr Swati Arora

September 2017 to November 2017

DRA2067 - Staging the Text

The module introduces the students to a range of historical concepts and dramaturgical approaches that allow for a transformation from page to stage, both conceptually and practically.

July 2017 to July 2017

Widening Participation - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Conducted a two-hour interactive session on 'gender and society' to year 12 students aspiring to pursue Law for their undergraduate degree. Using a spectrum of examples, the discussion focussed on representation of women in political parties, media and everyday life.

May 2017 to June 2017

Grand Challenges

Facilitator for Food for thought: Securing sustainable food systems in the 21st Century. I worked with the lead academics Prof Natalia Lawrence (Translational Medicine), Prof Harry G West (Anthropology) and Prof Dan Bebber (Biosciences) to help facilitate this week-long extra-academic interactive project.  

I led the 'My Community: (Re)connecting People with Food' segment where the students engaged with cafes and community centres across Exeter to explore creative ways of encouraging people to think about food production and consumption. My team collaborated with the 10-mile Community Feast, St Sidwell Community Centre, Real Food Store and other similar outlets.  


April 2017 to April 2017

Widening Participation: College of Humanities

Planned and delivered two 90 minute Drama sessions, one each for Year 10 and Year 12, aimed at students aspiring to join the department to pursue undergraduate studies. 

September 2016 to January 2016

DRA1010 - Pretexts and Contexts of Drama 1

An introductory core module which explores different theoretical and methodological approaches to analysing drama, theatre and performance.

September 2016 to November 2016

DRAM103 - Cultural Adaptation

This MA module aims to introduce students to the concept of cultural adaptation, with reference to a wide range of potential cultures, and to such related concepts as globalisation, diaspora, postcolonialism, interculturalism and identity.

January 2016 to May 2016

DRA1007 - Theatrical Interpretation

This module explores some major aspects of modern theatre history, such as the authority of the director, innovations in scenography, new paradigms of physicality and movement, and new methods of audience activation with reference to 20th century European theatre.

January 0

DRA2064 - Performance and Interpretation

This module introduces students to a variety of methodological approaches to defining performances and art-forms and the analysis and interpretation of their significance.