Drama and Theatre Studies, De Montfort University
My research explores the increasing commodification, sanitisation, and youth fixation of LGBTQ+ events. The PhD will model radically re-imagined safe queer spaces that advocate for frequently excluded or denigrated ageing bodies. This thesis will work in dialogue with Edelman’s No Future (2004), and Halberstam’s The Queer Art of Failure (2011), These texts offer potent subversive, agentive futures of queerness and ageing, which my practice research seeks to manifest through the disciplines of cabaret and performance art.
Submitted paper: 'Queer Communities forged through Andrew Logan's Alternative Miss World Competition'