Gavin Butt, Just a Camp laugh? David Hoyle's 'Magazine' In this presentation Gavin Butt considers the place of the sincere speech act within the discourse of contemporary politics and performance. He is particularly concerned to highlight the ways in which such forms of speech may often 'misfire', either as we fail to believe in them or as they leave us cold. Gavin Butt also explores how such earnest forms of utterance have been playfully reworked in the queerly sincere work of performer David Hoyle (formerly the Divine David), specifically his recent run at the Vauxhall Tavern 'Magazine'. How might Hoyle's work suggest a recasting of the terms of political address through the apparently un-serious pronouncements of post-camp performance?Further ReadingJohn Langshaw Austin, How to Do Things with Words, Oxford University Press, 1976Adam Phillips, On Flirtation, Faber & Faber, 1994Lionel Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity, Harvard University Press, 2006.Jose Esteban Munoz, Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, University of Minnesota Press, 1994.