Queering the Archive

Whilst the face-to-face Sexuality Summer School (SSS) has had to be postponed until 2021, its scheduled contributors from around the world have come together digitally in the spirit of queer collaboration to create a free online resource of talks, readings, and provocations responding the SSS20 theme: Queering the Archive.

We welcome your responses and thoughts on these contributions by email, comment or using #QueeringtheArchive

The Erotics of the Archive: A Queer Feminist Methodology

Prolific queer visual artist De LaGrace Volcano rediscovers their extensive archive with the help Christie Costello in this 3-part video presentation.

Theatre and the archives: Directing as erotohistoriography

Theatre director, Alyson Campbell, writes about viral dramaturgies and the need for theatre once we emerge from COVID-19

A reflection on ACT UP Oral History Project with Monica Pearl

In this video conversation Jackie Stacey talks to Monica Pearl about the ACT UP Oral History Project.

In Conversation with Jordy Rosenberg

Author Jordy Rosenberg reads from his book Confessions of the Fox and speaks to Honor Gavin about memoir, archive and desire.

The Breaks – a reading by Julietta Singh

Writer and academic Julietta Singh reads a passage from her forthcoming book The Breaks (Coffee House Press)

OUTscription – by Roma Havers

Delving into the MMU special collections archives, poet and theatre maker Roma Havers gives a creative reading of 10 short poems by children’s author Winifred Norling.

STARS by Mojisola Adebayo

Playwright and performer Mojisola Adebayo reads an extract from her latest play STARS.

Esther Newton Made Me Gay

Take a look at this taster clip from a new documentary-in-the-making about the life and work of Esther Newton.

Clare Hemmings on Queering the Archive

Clare Hemmings reads some of her new work and talks to Jackie Stacey about Queering the Archive.

Performing Masculinities and the Black Body – by Topher Campbell

A new piece of writing from award-winning filmmaker, theatremaker and writer, Topher Campbell about masculinity, sexuality, the Black body as memoir and the aesthetics and politics behind his latest film, FETISH.⠀

The Homecoming – A Short Film about Ajamu

Watch Topher Campbell‘s 1995 film about the queer artist and activist Ajamu free on BFI Player.

Del LaGrace Volcano
Virtual Roundtable

Contributors to the SSS Digital Prequel on Queering the Archive meet online to reflect on the work that has been presented on this site