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Thursday, September 5 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Working Group Session 2: Theatre, Performance and Philosophy

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Session Title: Dramaturgies of dispossession


Molly McPhee

Carceral ecologies of miasma and dispossession in Clean Break’s PestsIn Vivienne Franzmann’s Pests (Clean Break, 2014), two rat-women scamper around a putrefied ‘nest’ of rotting mattresses. While sisters Pink and Rolly burrow and lounge on the set, it decomposes – mattresses... Read More →

Tom Payne

Elegy in the Anthropocene: Doppelgangster’s Everybody Loses​​​​In 1957, the eminent herpetologist Dr. Karl Patterson Schmidt was bitten by a juvenile boomslang snake (Dyspholidus typus) at the Chicago Natural History Field Museum. Over the course of the next twenty-four... Read More →

Siân Adiseshiah and Jacqueline Bolton

debbie tucker green and (the Dialectics of) Dispossession: Reframing the Ethical EncounterThis paper uses Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou’s rich interchange, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (2013), to rethink the ethical encounter in two plays by black British... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am BST
Roborough: RS1