I’m speaking at an event, Vocabularies of Female Desire, on Monday afternoon, see here, if you’re in London and fancy it. I’ll be talking about my PhD chapter in which I watched many showgirl shows.
I’m presenting my research at Marginalised Mainstream in London at the end of November. My paper is on 28th November.
I wrote the topless dancing entry in the Cultural Encyclopedia of the Breast, edited by Merril D. Smith. More information here.
I shall be the responder at Coming Off Clean, Corpus Christi Oxford.
I submitted my thesis in May, had my viva in June and graduated in November! I’m all done!
I shall be presenting my research into stripper tweets on 23rd June at
Console-ing Passions at 21: an International Conference on
Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism
De Montfort University, Leicester
June 23rd-25th, 2013
An artwork inspired by comerce, consumerism, the glamour of cars and embodied by girls in catsuits performing a Busby Berkeley-esque kaledoscopic routine. Roman Vasseur’s Franchise
I have completed the second chapter of my PhD thesis. For it, I visited 18 showgirl spectacles, cabarets and gentlemen’s clubs and considered how these shows made me feel. I’m really keen to think of this chapter as in dialogue with performers rather than about them, at a distance, and so I would love to circulate my chapter to showgirls of all stripes and other performers in order to include their footnoted responses to my text. Email me if you would like to have a read. I visited shows including Jubilee and Vegas! The Show in Las Vegas, The Moulin Rouge and Lido in Paris, Yma in Berlin, burlesque shows in London like La Reve and Bete Noir and also Spearmint Rhino. Do let me know if you’d like to take a read and I’ll email it to you. In particular, I have not been able to send to a stripper/showgirl. Thanks!