Critical Beats 1: Sound, Technology & Microgenres

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.

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Jack Halberstam: The Queer Art of Failure

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.

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PoP Moves Symposium

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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