Jack Halberstam gave a riveting paper yesterday on her new book The Queer Art of Failure (2011), which looks at, amongst other things, how failure can be used to mobilize radical politics.
To listen to a podcast of the talk and the Q&A that followed click here: Jack Halberstam
|8 December 2011|
From Techno to dubstep, the most significant dance music cultures emerge locally but impact globally. This discussion looks at how dance scenes emerge from specific local geographies and what happens to them when they migrate and go viral.
Continue reading Critical Beats 2: Place, Locality & Globalisation
|3 November 2011|
As part of the Critical Beats seminar series (co-hosted with The Wire), the Sound, Technology & Microgenres event will be a discussion of the way emergent technologies enable dance music to constantly renew itself by spawning multiple new subgenres, and what those subgenres say about the scenes they emerge from.
Continue reading Critical Beats 1: Sound, Technology & Microgenres
CCSR is organising two interlinked music series this year. One is titled ‘Music, Politics, Agency’. The other, which we’re organising in association with The Wire and Mark Fisher, is titled ‘Critical Beats’.
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|26 October 2011|
Jack Halberstam will discuss her new book, The Queer Art of Failure, published by Duke University Press in the autumn of 2011, at a Centre for Cultural Studies Research symposium on 26 October 2011. Author of Female Masculinity and In a Queer Time and Place, and also keynote speaker at the Cultural Studies Now conference held at UEL in 2008, Halberstam returns to explore alternatives to the conventional success stories of heteronormative capitalist society and to also ask what “low theory” might contribute to Cultural Studies. Copies of The Queer Art of Failure will be available to purchase at the event alongside some of Halberstam’s earlier books.
Continue reading Jack Halberstam: The Queer Art of Failure
|29 October 2011|
CCSR, alongside the Institute for Performing Arts Development (IPAD), Roehampton University, Kingston University, De Montfort University, University of Chichester and the Society for Dance Research present, PoP Moves, the annual popular dance studies symposium.
This year, PoP Moves is promising to be an exciting international event. The theme, “Amplifying movement: New directions in popular dance studies,” has drawn interest and submissions from the UK, Germany, France, USA, Canada and beyond.
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