'Performing Worksites of the Left' - our Studies in Theatre and Performance Journal special issue is now out!
Edited by Silvija Jestrovic and Ameet Parameswaram, this special issue explores how theatre and performance offer ways of seeing and experiencing the Leftist thought-in-action: as it unfolds within specific time/space frameworks, through distinct rhythms and on different scales, as accumulated critical legacy of the past, and how it exposes new forms of inequalities in the present. 'Performing Worksites of the Left' covers a range of case studies from UK, India, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Germany, featuring contributions from: Milija Gluhovic, Bishupriya Dutt, Silvija Jestrovic, Ameet Parameswaram, Janelle Reinelt, and Igor Stiks, as well as the original cover artwork by Dragan Todorovic.
Our special issue is available in print and on-line:
This conference asks how could both the historical legacy of the Left and its current manifestations and performances contribute to formulating an aesthetic of resistance not only as a reactive practice, but as a way to sustain the politics of inclusion, equality, care for the commons and social justice? We invite contributions from different geographical and political contexts including Latin American, African and Asian countries, as well as case studies from areas that we have been researched more closely within our project: India, Europe, USA.
The conference will take place from April 15th-17th, 2019, at the premises of Warwick University in Venice.
700 word abstracts and short bios to be sent by January 8th, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking For the Left in San Francisco - blog now available
Janelle Reinelt's blog, in which she explores the political content of the de Young 'Summer of Love' exhibition, 2017, is now available to read here. The is the first in a series of three 'dispatches' reporting on California locations that are shaping up to be major political flash points in the Trump era.