Melanie Manchot, Kathy Battista, Gill Perry, Gavin Butt, Dorothy Rowe and Catherine Grant, Discussion 8 A discussion between Gavin Butt, Dorothy Rowe and Catherine Grant along with questions from the audience.
Gavin Butt, You Cannot Be Serious!: Gender Performance and Queer Authenticity Performance has often been approached as a sign of non-serious or value-less activity in the 20th and 21st century. For instance, in speaking pejoratively of someone as 'theatrical', we can see how performance is sometimes associated with a lack of authenticity, in this case by implying that they are exaggerated or affected, 'too much' to be taken seriously.
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.