Working It: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex, Work and Performance

Working It: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Sex, Work and Performance

This interdisciplinary conference explores the connections and relationships between these three terms. How do we perform sex, perform at work, work at sex, and work at performing sex?

Drawing on theories of social reproduction and aspects of queer thought, we want to reflect on the terms sex, work and performance together in order to demystify a certain romanticism that often underpins their evocation.

Conference Schedule

Location: Film and Drama Studio, Arts Two, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary, Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS

Thursday 12 November

6.30pm                       Keynote Film Screening and Discussion

Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicola Mai

Chair: Dr Ros Murray

7.45pm                       Wine reception

Friday 13 November

10am                          Sites and Connections of Resistance

– Dr P. Solomon Lennox and Dr Fiona Pettit, Performing Connection: A performative ethnographic approach to understanding the lives of online sex workers

– Nat Raha, Queer Social Reproduction and the work of Street Transvestite Action…

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