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Wednesday, September 4 • 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Working Group Session 1: Performance, Identity and Community

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Session Title: Utopian and dystopian imaginaries 


Trish Reid

‘Everything Bad is Real': The Dystopian Near Future in Contemporary Drama. This paper builds on work I have published recently in the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English and engages with the WG’s call to ‘consider the social, ethical and political logics that organise... Read More →

Paola Botham

Unsettling Revivals and Feminist Dystopias on the British StagePremiered in April 2019 amid a controversy over all-male programming at London’s National Theatre, the revival of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls (1982) at the Lyttleton stage was greeted with the following statement... Read More →

Ian Farnell

Performance, Memory, and Post-Apocalypse in Anne Washburn's Mr Burns In the post-apocalyptic future of Anne Washburn’s Mr Burns (2014), nuclear disaster has instigated the collapse of American society, killing millions and leaving survivors to eke out a precarious existence in... Read More →

Katheryn Owens and Chris Green

Provocation for Performance, Identity and Community WG: I’m dead! Russian Doll, trauma and friendshipIn this provocation we will discuss how the notion of the ‘slow cancellation of the future’, as articulated through Mark Fisher’s Ghosts of My Life (2014) is explored through... Read More →

Wednesday September 4, 2019 2:15pm - 4:15pm BST
Thornlea: White House 1