The Queer Theory of the Avant-Garde
Organised by the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies

27th and 28th June 2011
Kanaris Lecture Theatre, Manchester Museum

This two day interdisciplinary conference, the concluding event of a three-year AHRC research project on surrealism and queer sexuality, aims to re-inscribe the interrelation between queer studies and the historical, spatial and theoretical dimensions of the twentieth-century avant-gardes – to bring queer theory together with the theory of the avant-garde.

Speakers include: Dominic Johnson, Giovanna Zapperi, Ron Athey, David Lomas, Charles Miller, Joanna Pawlik, Silvia Loreti, Jeremy Tambling, Roger Cook, Theodore Triandos and Connor Doak.

With a keynote address by Jonathan D. Katz, Director of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program and Associate Professor at the State University of New York.

Registration for the conference: £15 (including refreshments)

email to register.

We would like to thank the following organizations:
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Centre for the Study of Surrealism and Its Legacies
2 Gyrlz Peformative Arts
Glorious Trauma