This year’s Sexuality Summer School will take place Monday 24 – Friday 28 May 2021 with a free online public programme of talks, screenings and conversations from Ajamu X, Adrienne Adams, Topher Campbell, Julietta Singh, Olivia Michiko Gagnon, Roma Havers, Jordy Rosenberg and Del LaGrace Volcano.
The programme will draw on the materials and resources below – developed in 2020 by contributors from around the world responding to the theme: Queering the Archive.
We welcome your responses and thoughts on these contributions by email, comment or using #QueeringtheArchive
Prolific queer visual artist De LaGrace Volcano rediscovers their extensive archive with the help Christie Costello in this 3-part video presentation.
Theatre director, Alyson Campbell, writes about viral dramaturgies and the need for theatre once we emerge from COVID-19
In this video conversation Jackie Stacey talks to Monica Pearl about the ACT UP Oral History Project.
Author Jordy Rosenberg reads from his book Confessions of the Fox and speaks to Honor Gavin about memoir, archive and desire.
Writer and academic Julietta Singh reads a passage from her forthcoming book The Breaks (Coffee House Press)
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.
Playwright and performer Mojisola Adebayo reads an extract from her latest play STARS.
Take a look at this taster clip from a new documentary-in-the-making about the life and work of Esther Newton.
Clare Hemmings reads some of her new work and talks to Jackie Stacey about Queering the Archive.
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.⠀
Watch Topher Campbell‘s 1995 film about the queer artist and activist Ajamu free on BFI Player.
Contributors to the SSS Digital Prequel on Queering the Archive meet online to reflect on the work that has been presented on this site