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Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 4:46 AM
Subject: Symposium - discrepancies between body and world
Good afternoon lovely colleagues and I hope you are staying as well and as warm as you can - especially those of you embroiled with exams and dissertations. I thought some of you might be interested in the event below. Even though it is an in-person event, I am sure if enough people request the event be streamed live, they will accommodation those not in the SE of the UK 🐾
Title: A Phenomenology of Misfits: Discrepancies Between Body and World
"A misfit... describes an incongruent relationship between two things: a square peg in a round hole... The discrepancy between body and world, between that which is expected and that which is, produces fits and misfits.” Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences (FLAS) PhD Symposium 2022, in conjunction with the Drama, Theatre and Performance (DTP) research group, hosted by the University of Greenwich, and with the partnership of Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) interdisciplinary centre have invited immersive and participatory performance practitioners, designers, scholars, writers, producers, devisers, filmmakers and other interested parties who find themselves embracing the term “misfit” due to sex, gender, migrant background, and/or ability to discuss their political, social and cultural perspectives in relation to art and their practice.
In addition to a traditional topic panels, there will also be practice as research areas of workshops and performances in theatre, dance, performance art, live art, digital art, games and other socially engaged practices.
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jess Rowan Marcotte (Game, Interaction and Narrative Designer, Writer & Co-Founder of Soft Chaos Cooperative), Lisa Lewis (Founder of Omnium Circus) and Dr. Almiro Andrade
Date: June 8th, 2022
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