Contagion Lockdown Conference

John, A. (Participant)

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Description

'It's Queerly Time to Write Our Own Stories: Marketing an Epidemic'
Abstract: During the final monologue of Angels in America, Prior Walters announces that “the world only spins forward,” but during the (ever ongoing) Covid-19 lockdown, it is easy to feel as though the world has come to a standstill. By considering Elizabeth Freeman’s theory of chrononormativity through the lens of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s/90s as a foundation, this paper will explore the ways in which time that could be construed as queer is exploited by those with economic capital in order to hegemonise pandemic narratives by marketing to non-queer (ie
“healthy”) bodies.
Period19 Jun 2020
Event typeConference
LocationBristol, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • Lockdown
  • Contagion
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chrononormativity
  • Martketing
  • Theatre