Department:Department of Music and Performing Arts
Areas of Expertise: Drama
Gianna teaches theory and practice on our undergraduate Drama and Performing Arts courses. Her research focuses on the intersections between medicine and performance.
Gianna teaches on a range of undergraduate modules, including those focused on performance studies and analysis; politics and performance, and particularly identity politics; dance theatre; live art; and, devising performance. She is an invited member of the BTEC National External Stakeholders Advisory Group for Performing Arts and she is also a working group co-convenor for Performance and Science, as part of the national research network, the Theatre and Performance Research Association.
In 2009, Gianna received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Student Experience and in 2014 was a national finalist in the WOW! Awards in London.
Bouchard, G. (2017 forthcoming) ‘Sparkles and Sputum: The Sick Body of Martin O’Brien’. In Chatzichristodoulou, M. & R. Zerihan, eds., Live Art in the UK: Contemporary Performances of Precarity, London: Methuen Drama [book chapter].
Bouchard, G. (2016) ‘The Pain of Specimenhood’ in Bouchard, G. & A. Mermikides, eds. (2016) Performance and the Medical Body. London: Bloomsbury Methuen [book chapter]
Bouchard, G. & A. Mermikides, eds. (2016) Performance and the Medical Body. London: Bloomsbury Methuen [book]
Bouchard, G. and O’Brien, M. (Eds)., 2014. On Medicine. Performance Research, 19 (special journal issue).
Bouchard, G., 2012. Skin Deep: Female Flesh in UK Live Art Since 1999. Contemporary Theatre Review, special issue on live art in the UK.
Bouchard, G., 2010. Bodyworlds and Theatricality: Seeing death, live. Performance Research, 15(1), Memento Mori, pp.50-57.
Bouchard, G., 2010. Incisive Acts: ORLAN Anatomised. In: Donger, S. and Shepherd, S. (Eds.), 2010. ORLAN: A Hybrid Body Of Artworks. London: Routledge.
Bouchard, G., 2009. Haptic Visuality: The Dissective View in Performance. In: Oddey, A. Modes of Spectating. Bristol: Intellect
Bouchard, G., 2008. Be Not Faithless but Believing: Illusion and Doubt in the Anatomy Theatre. In: Bleeker, M. (2008). Anato.
January 2016: Invited speaker on research seminar panel on ‘Staging the Wreckage’ at University of Surrey.
June 2015: Paper at Association of Medical Humanities conference, Dartington, on medical chimerism and performance.
April 2015: Invited ethics panel member at Live Art Development Agency, for Trust Me, I’m an Artist event – public event about ethics and performance.
April 2015: Invited specialist to interdisciplinary dialogue on failure in medicine and performance, Imperial College, London.
February 2015: Invited speaker at Cambridge University Medical Humanities Society and invited panel member for performance and medicine at University of Kent.
January 2015: Invited speaker at Medicine in Motion event at Chisenhale Dance Space.
November 2014: Stitches and Sutures Workshop for Cambridge Festival of Ideas – public engagement event at Anglia Ruskin University.
June 2014: Paper for Collect, exchange display: Artistic Practice and the Medical Museum event at the Royal College of Surgeons, Hunterian Museum.
November 2013: invited speaker on anatomy and performance at the Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff, as part of Clod Ensemble’s second Anatomy Season – public engagement event.
March 2013: invited research paper at University of Exeter on ‘The Pain of Specimenhood’.