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Holly Hughes: Dyke Interrupted

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John Thaw Studio Theatre

Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

The University of Manchester

Manchester

M13 9PL

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Holly Hughes is an internationally acclaimed lesbian performer whose work has been challenging normative ideas about gender and sexuality for more than three decades. Her work combines poetic imagery and political satire to explore ideas around sexuality, body images, and the female mind.

Hughes was among the first students to attend The New York Feminist Art Institute and a founding member of the Women’s One World Café, also known as the WOW Café, a New York City arts cooperative formed by an international group of women artists. Her performances, including her well known work Clit Notes (1996) have been widely anthologized and serve as foundational material for queer and feminist performance studies. This Performance Lecture, followed by a Q&A, will explore ideas about (hetero)sexual and gendered norms and normativities in addressing this year’s Sexuality Summer School theme, “Why Be Normal?”.

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