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Queer(ing) Methodologies Roundtable led by Dr. Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain

11:30 - 12:30 


This discussion will begin to unpick queer methods and methodologies, how they can give way to new paths of inqurity and the potential challenges of these approaches. Facilitated by Dr Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, based in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain has most recently explored the 'Queer Troublemaker' through close readings of Gertrude Stein, Frank O’Hara, Eileen Myles and Maggie Nelson.


Giulia Casalini (University of Roehampton) - Giulia Casalini is an independent curator and producer based in London. Her PhD looks at the methodologies of queer-feminist live art from a decolonial perspective. Since 2012 she is the co-director of the non-profit arts organization Arts Feminism Queer (CUNTemporary).  Her curatorial practice engages with artists and work of a complex and challenging nature to create multidisciplinary exhibitions and events for institutions or alternative spaces, with a focus on live art and audience participation.

Lo Marshall (UCL) - Lo Marshall researches urban geographies of gender and sexuality as a research assistant at the UCL Urban Laboratory and doctoral candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Department of Geography, UCL.  They are dedicated to participatory and activist research that reaches beyond academia. As part of an on-going collaboration researching LGBTQ+ Nightlife in London with Prof Ben Campkin, Lo recently co-authored an article in Sounding Journal (Campkin and Marshall 2018), guest edited Urban Pamphleteer #7, LGBTQ Night-Time Spaces: Past, Present and Future (Campkin, Marshall and Ross 2018), co-curated a ‘Queer Salon’ at the Museum of London and contributed to the exhibition ‘Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today’, shown at The Whitechapel Gallery in 2019.

D. Mortimer (University of Roehampton) - D. Mortimer is a London-based writer interested in experimental queer and trans narratives. Their work has appeared in Granta, The Guardian, Vice and DIVA magazine. They have performed poetry at The Institute of Contemporary Art (Queers Read This, 2019) and Camden Arts Centre (2019). Their short story ‘Supermarket Revelations’ was published in Lib- erating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction (Dostoyevsky Wannabe) in 2018. This year their essay ‘Like Lord Byron’ is featured in A Queer Anthology of Sickness (Pilot Press, 2019). They are currently reading for a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Roehampton. It’s about salmon or heartbreak.