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Dr Parker-Starbuck to speak at conference on Unruly Creatures

Dr Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Reader in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance will speak at the third Unruly Creatures symposium exploring animal identities in contemporary arts and humanities.

Posted: 18 April 2013

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Dr Jennifer Parker-Starbuck will discuss ‘Animal Pasts and Presents: Taxidermied Time Travellers’ at the Unruly Creatures symposium on Tuesday 23 April 2013 at the Natural History Museum.

Dr Parker- Starbuck who is also Co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Human-Animal Studies (IRGHAS), will consider the various ways in which animals have been used in the humanities and contemporary arts; the political and theoretical implications of this use; and the manner in which animals have resisted this appropriation so that they might enter into political discourse.

The symposium, now in its third year,  will examine whether there is an animal political identity, and even new ways of thinking about revolution that might be called 'animal' through examples taken from philosophy, history, and the arts.

Other confirmed speakers at the event include: Robert McKay (University of Sheffield), Andrew Dodds and Giovanni Aloi (Editor of Antennae).

The event is being hosted by the London Graduate School, Kingston University and the Centre for Arts and Humanities Research, Natural History Museum, London.

Dr Parker- Starbuck’s work has focused upon the historical and theoretical implications of new media/multimedia and its relationship to the live body in performance. This work with multimedia has expanded to include work on cyborg performance, trauma and memory in performance, disability in performance, feminism, animality and the non-human, and live art practices. She is also Co-director of the Interdisciplinary Research Group in Human-Animal Studies (IRGHAS).

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