Queer Black Performance: A Colloquium

queer black performance

Join us for a three-day colloquium: Queer Black Performance.

This event brings together international scholars and interdisciplinary artists for three days to explore pasts, presents and futures of Queer Black Performance. It is free and open to all, with support from the Faculty of Englishthe Queer Studies NetworkTORCH and the Faculty of Music.

The venue is fully accessible.

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Thursday 21 February 2019

14.30-16.00 Daphne Brooks (Yale University) | If You Should Lose Me’: The Archive, the Critic, the Record Shop, and the Blues Woman

16.00-16.15 Break

16.15-17.45 Malik Gaines (New York University) | Virtuosity at the end of the U.S.A.

17.45-18.20 Jade Montserrat (University of Central Lancashire) | ‘Pickin up the cabbage’

18.20-18.50 Reception

Friday 22 February 2019

10.00-11.30 Kara Keeling (University of Chicago) | Slave to the Rhythm: On Grace Jones, Modulation, and (Im)Proper Bodies

11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-13.15 Tavia Nyong’o (Yale University) | The Queer Drama of Black Life

13.15-17.00 Lunch and afternoon break

17.00-18.45 Zinzi Minott gives a presentation about her work, followed by performances by Lasana ShabazzAma Josephine Budge (Birkbeck, University of London) and Malik Gaines (New York University)

18.45-19.30 Reception

Saturday 23 February 2019

10.00-11.30 Ruth Ramsden-Karelse (University of Oxford) | 3 Whores from 42nd Street New York’: Reading Kewpie’s District Six

11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-13.15 Kyla Wazana Tompkins (Pomona College) | Form, Deform, Deformation, Rot

13.15-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Dagmawi Woubshet (University of Pennsylvania) | A Quiet Gathering: Reflections on James Baldwin’s final work, The Welcome Table


Humanities & Performance

Queer Studies Network

Theatre and Performance

Contact name: Ruth Ramsden-Karelse

Contact email: ruth.ramsden-karelse@merton.ox.ac.uk

Audience: Open to all