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    Contemporary Queer Theatre and Performance Research: A Forum by the Queer Futures Working Group. Introduction

    Walsh, Fintan (2015) Contemporary Queer Theatre and Performance Research: A Forum by the Queer Futures Working Group. Introduction. Theatre Research International 40 (1), pp. 67-108. ISSN 0307-8833.

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    Abstract

    The Queer Futures working group had its first formal meeting at the International Federation for Theatre Research's annual conference at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2010. That year those gathered decided on our group's name, mindful of queer theory's temporal turn, but more fundamentally hoping it would signal a commitment to fostering queer research within IFTR for years to come. While some of us working on queer theatre and performance projects had found supportive homes in other working groups in the past, there was a sense among the founding members that a working group specifically dedicated to queer research was long overdue, in order to adequately respond to the range and complexity of queer practices, theories and methods that we found ourselves grappling with. Although we were aware of a sense within certain sectors of the academy that queer theory's moment had passed, this was not entirely consistent with our personal and political beliefs, or scholarly pursuits. This conviction has since been vindicated by the growth and activity of the group.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centre: Contemporary Theatre, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Fintan Walsh
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 10:36
    Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 10:36
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17925

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