Conference on performatives, bodies, gender, and Tina Chanter’s work

An important event in London in case anyone is around. And a book launch for a book by Tina Chanter:


Sat 10 March 2018

09:30 – 18:00 GMT

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Swedenborg House, 20-1 Bloomsbury Way



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Exploring the performative: Corps, Corpus, Gender, Genre, Race


This symposium aims to explore the idea of the performative within multiple contexts, including, but not limited to, écriture feminine, where the notion of the ‘feminine’ is understood as open to queer enactments, and a poetics of raced bodies. The symposium begins at 9.30am and ends at 6pm. Speakers are as follows:

Diran Adebayo (novelist & Lecturer in Creative Writing, Kingston University) ‘Patriot. How sporting aesthetics helps to shape allegiance’
Tawny Andersen (SSHRC fellow) ‘Towards a Theory of Écriture Féminine Performative’
Vikki Chalklin (Goldsmiths University) & Helen Palmer (Senior Lecturer in English/Creative Writing, Kingston Univ)
‘Bodies ad absurdum: queer clowning as performative disruption’
Zena Edwards (Poet/Performer)
Title to be confirmed
Kélina Gotman (Theatre & Performance Studies, King’s College) ‘Appearing / a Peering: Rethinking Intimate Forms’
Freddie Haberfellner (Film & Drama, Kingston Univ.) Screening of Lunch Time, a short film exploring eating disorders
Jacob V. Joyce (Performer)
Title to be confirmed
Dacy Lim (Poet & MFA student, Kingston Univ.) ‘Never (Not) Identifying: A Poetic Exploration of My Self in Relation to the Korean Diaspora’
Romy Opperman (Philosophy PhD student) ‘From Black Performance to Black Ecology: Subject, Environment and Event after Fanon’
Daniela Perazzo Domm (Senior Lecturer in Dance, Kingston University) ‘Duets and (self-)portraits: Jonathan Burrows’s (im)personal choreographies

Wine Reception & book launch of Tina Chanter, Art, Politics and Rancière: Broken Perceptions

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