Launch: Performance@ Postgraduate Reading Group

8 photographs signed ‘V Queniaus’ showing a woman reading and posing, including a double-exposed negative containing an unidentified subject, which the artist has erased.
André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, May–June 1860. Image source: The Met online archive.

We are excited to announce the launch of the Performance@ Postgraduate Reading Group.

Meeting online once a month, our aim is to read, discuss, and share our own and others’ work in an exploratory and supportive environment.

In each session the group will either read a combination of theoretical texts and performance studies works, talk through thorny research questions, or share our own works-in-progress. We hope that our diverse interests and the range of angles with which we approach performance research will encourage fertile points of discussion. As interdisciplinary humanities researchers, we are eager to investigate how our work intersects and diverges across the field of performance studies.

All meetings will be held online for the foreseeable future. While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has necessitated this arrangement, we are motivated by the way that our geographical remoteness – and our desire to remain connected – has the potential to bring together scholars who would normally be unable to meet and engage in discussion. As such, we invite scholars from King’s, UCL, and beyond to participate.

The first session will take place on Tuesday 13 October, from 16:00-17:30. Please email to receive both the recommended reading ahead of the session, and a Zoom link. 

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