Launch of ‘On the Maternal’, Performance Research Journal

Everyone is welcome to the launch of the ‘On the Maternal’ issue of Performance Research journal, edited by Lena Šimić and Emily Underwood-Lee.

The issue builds on ‘Live Art and Motherhood: Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal’ which Emily and Lena co-authored and co-edited in 2016.

This edition represents a significant moment for bringing maternal voices into the realm of performance and live art studies.

The launch will involve a performance of ‘Manifesto for Maternal Performance (Art) 2016!’ and an open discussion. Drinks will be served.

The issue includes contributions from:

Ana Álvarez-Errecalde, Madaleine Trigg, Lisa Baraitser, Paula Chambers, Arne Vanraes, Ildikó Rippel and Rosie Garton, Dominic Paterson, Sophie Lally, Natasha Davis, EL Putnam, Jesicca N. Pabón-Colón, Annie Wong, Angelina Lucento, Liberate Tate, Megan Marsh-McGlone, Angela Sweigart-Gallagher, Ananda Breed, Bryoni Trezise, Rachel Cockburn and Andrea Liss as well as the ‘Manifesto for Maternal Performance (Art) 2016!’ by Emily Underwood-Lee and Lena Šimić.

Emily Underwood-Lee is a Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales.

Lena Šimić is Reader in Drama at Edge Hill University and a co-organizer of the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home.

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