Desperately Seeking Submissions!
*For **EXTRA VIRGIN: The Queer & Questionable Legacy of Madonna, Pop
Culture & HIV/AIDS*
*–* a multifaceted programme of talks, performances and creative responses
to the Queen of Pop’s long history with the queer community.
It will take place at *Sutton House* as part of *Fringe! Queer Film & Arts
Fest*. More info on the event here: https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2IQB2k0&data=02%7C01%7CGlenn.Odom%40ROEHAMPTON.AC.UK%7Cd269c71dd3f54ca4f3a508d751c43646%7C5fe650635c3747fbb4cce42659e607ed%7C0%7C0%7C637067775490219203&sdata=JSDnEu%2BswYP2oyMsMMYcyktUvmXxuRvfnL9crGGYsLI%3D&reserved=0
We are looking for theorists, historians, creatives and super-fans ready to
debate, examine or deconstruct the following constellation of themes:
– close readings of Madonna’s life and work as it relates to
queerness, sex positivity, feminism, and HIV/AIDS
– her involvement and association with AIDS activism, safer sex and
people living with HIV/AIDS
– Madonna’s impact upon and appropriation of queer and POC culture
– her symbolic status as an ally, advocate and often ‘problematic
fave’ for the LGBTQ+ community from the 1980s to today
This event has been convened in conjunction with *Live to Tell* by Brian
Mullin, a new theatre piece exploring long-term survival with HIV through
the prism of a Madonna jukebox musical (presented last summer at The Yard
We are looking for accessible provocations of *15-20 minutes in length*
that may incorporate images, video, archival material, or performance to be
presented in front of a public audience.
Discussion, socializing and a screening of *Truth or Dare (aka In Bed With
Madonna) *will follow.
Please submit: a short bio (50 words) or link to personal website, a title
and 100-word abstract of your proposal.
Deadline: 25 Oct 6pm
Event Date: Fri. 15th November, evening
*Some costs including presenter fees will be covered for those selected.*