New Book Series: Queer Performance: International Practices, Histories and Approaches

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Posted By: Alyson Campbell
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Date Posted: Tue, 4 Jun 2024
Queer Performance: International Practices, Histories and Approaches
Series Editors:
Alyson Campbell,  Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Stephen Farrier, Rose Bruford College, UK
Nando Messias, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK
We are pleased to announce a call for contributions to a new book series at Bloomsbury Publishing. Queer Performance explores what queer performance is and what it has been; it re-imagines what queer performance can do and critically engages with what its futures might hold. Considering work on a diverse set of stages – from nightclubs to national stages, art spaces to the street – the series actively seeks to open space for voices that have had limited, if any, space before. The series takes a broad view of the ways that queer narratives, bodies, identities and performance-making strategies approach the multiple expressions of queerness in performance.
We would like to invite proposals for single authored, co-authored and edited scholarly volumes that may connect with, but are not limited to, the following themes and areas (in no particular order):
  • queer archives and archiving
  • queer work in/with decolonial critique
  • queer intersections with race, ethnicity, nation, migration and diaspora 
  • First Nations queer work    
  • queer live art
  • drag in all its diversity and international locations
  • queer’s intersections with disabilities
  • queer takes on class and poverty in performance-making
  • trans performance
  • performance work created by trans writers
  • performance work centring trans performers, stories and experiences
  • performance work directed by trans directors, makers, practitioners
  • transness as creative methodology
  • national/international perspectives on queer performance cultures
  • queer theatre-making: playwriting, directing, dramaturgy
  • queer nightlife performance and dance cultures
  • queer plays on mainstages
  • musicality and queerness
  • queer performance histories and historiographies
  • fatness and queerness
  • queer sound
  • queerness and affect
  • queer design
  • queer making processes
  • queer hauntings and hauntologies
  • HIV and AIDS in performance
  • contagion and viral dramaturgies
To discuss or submit a proposal for the series, contact: