debbie tucker green international symposium, 21 November 2015, University of Lincoln, UK

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Dr Siân Adiseshiah, University of Lincoln, UK

First International Symposium on the work of debbie tucker green

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr Lynette Goddard, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Deirdre Osborne, Goldsmiths, University of London

Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts and Lincoln's 21st Century Research Group are delighted to announce the 2015 Contemporary Playwriting Symposium, dedicated this year to debbie tucker green.

On 21 November 2015, there will be a one-day symposium bringing together scholars, theatre practitioners and students to discuss tucker green's demanding, innovative, urgent theatre.

debbie tucker green is 'the leading black British woman playwright' of the 2000s (Goddard, 2014: 190). She won the Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2004 with born bad and, in 2012, a BAFTA for Best Single Drama for random. She has written and directed for stage, screen and radio and is regularly produced by London's foremost new writing venues.

We invite 20 minute papers on all aspects of debbie tucker green's plays for stage, screen and radio. Possible topics or themes might include (but are not limited to):

spectatorship and ethics/politics
identity, subjectivity and the posthuman
dislocation, alienation and precarity
violence, trauma and loss
the local and the global, national and international
experimentations in form, technique and language
21st century racisms
British new writing and/or black literary/performance traditions
feminism and its contemporary challenges
narrative, performance and affect
acting and ensemble
comedy and humour
contemporary theoretical approaches to text and performance

Deadline for abstracts of 200 words: 30 January 2015

Please send abstracts and a brief biographical note of around 50 words to: and

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