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The Hidden in Performance, Visual and Literary Culture

A three day interdisciplinary conference taking place online from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th September.

In association with and funded by Midlands4Cities. 


The conference will take place over three days, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2021. 


The Hidden in Performance, Visual and Literary Culture will run as a zoom event. We aim to replicate the live conference experience and create a welcome atmosphere that is accessible to all nationally and globally. It’s entirely free to attend! 


We will be hearing papers from Postgraduate Researchers, Postdoctoral Researchers, Early Career Researchers, and Postgraduate Taught students, as well as some exciting plenaries and roundtable discussions from academics (individuals TBC). 


‘The hidden’ refers to those aspects of culture that are ephemeral, marginal, and obscure. This conference seeks to explore how ‘the hidden’ manifests itself on and off the page in the visual, literary and performing arts. 


Our CfP has now closed and we will be opening registration on 2nd August.  


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9th-11th September 2021

Online via Zoom