• Underwood-Lee, E. and Simic, L. (forthcoming – under contract, scheduled for publication 2021) Maternal Performance: Staging Feminist Journeys Through Motherhood. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

• Underwood-Lee, E. and Simic, L (forthcoming – manuscript accepted) ‘Returning to Ourselves: Medea/Mothers’ Clothes and Patience one decade on’ in Marchevska, E. and Walkerdine, V. (eds) Maternal in creative work: Intergenerational discussions on motherhood and art. Abingdon: Routledge

• Underwood-Lee, E. (forthcoming – manuscript accepted, scheduled for publication 2018) ‘On Openings’ Performance Research

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2018) ‘Blooming flowers and stony stares: negotiating identity through story’ in Willison, C. et al (eds) All the better to Hear You With: An Introduction to Storytelling, Stroud: The History Press

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2017) ‘Performance and the Maternal: motherhood in the live stage encounter’, MAMSIE blog. Available at

• Underwood-Lee, E. and Simic, L. (eds) (2017) ‘On the Maternal’ special edition of Performance Research, 22:4.

• Underwood-Lee, E and Simic, L. (2017) ‘Manifesto for Maternal Performance’ Performance Research, 22:4.

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2017) ‘Titillation Script and Introduction’ in Bleakley, A., Lynch, L. and Whelan, G. (eds) Risk and Regulation at the Interface of Medicine and the Arts Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars.

• Underwood-Lee, E. and Simic, L. (2016) Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal London: Live Art Development Agency. Available at

• Underwood-Lee, E. and Simic, L. (2016) ‘Performance and the Maternal’ Contemporary Theatre Review 26:3.

• Underwood-Lee, E.  (2016) ‘‘What the Body Commands: The Imperative Theory of Pain’ reviewed by Emily Underwood-Lee’ Centre for Medical Humanities Available at

• Underwood-Lee, E. and Simic, L. (2016) ‘Motherhood and Live Art’ The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home. Available at

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2015) ‘‘Bangers to Cancer’: Social media, charity fundraising and objectification’, Body Space Technology. Available at

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2015) ‘’The Naming of Cancer’ reviewed by Emily Underwood-Lee’ Centre for Medical Humanities. Available at

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2015) ‘Challenging Illness Narratives Through Writing’ Lapidus.

• Underwood-Lee, E. (2011) Titillation Extracts and Introduction. Available at

• Underwood, E. (2007) ‘Confusing Gender: Strategies for Resisting Objectification in the work of Split Britches’, Platform, 2:1, Spring. Available at


My work has been written about in the following academic texts:

• Anderson, G. and Simic, L. (2015) Study Room in Exile available at

• Weaver, L. and Roberts, E. (2014) Are We There Yet? – a Study Room Guide on Live Art and Feminism London: LADA.

• Linsley, J. and Walsh, H. (2012) ‘Gobsmacked: Getting Speechless in Performance.’ Contemporary Theatre Review 22.1: 161-166.
Documentation of Titillation and Patience is held in the Live Art Development Agency ( and