Full Name: Dr Catriona Craig
Annual Conference Theme (if applicable): Crossing the Line: Boundaries, Borders and Beyond
What were the main points that emerged from your WG this year?
We discussed ideas pertaining to physicality, vulnerability, the abject, female comic personae and bodies, masks, lip-synching… The predominant themes that emerged were:
What was discussed at your business meeting?
Types of contributions:
Number of formal contributors (those listed in book of abstracts) 12
Approx. overall number of delegates who attended your WG Sessions We welcomed approximately 12 - 15 people per session
Composition of WG (PG, ECR, etc.)
Speakers were predominately established researchers and Early Career researchers, split around 60/40%. There were also two PG PhD candidates.
Did you have any non-UK participants? Yes
If your WG hosted an Open Panel, do you have any feedback?
The session was well attended and the lay-out of the room was good for making a large group feel inclusive.
We chose to have four speakers, but as a result the session felt too short to have a really strong discussion at the end, which was a shame as there was appetite in the room for it.
We selected the theme of our Open Panel to reflect one of the core discussions reflecting our WG’s identity (i.e. defining the popular by looking for its boundaries), thinking that this would be a way to reassert our WG identity and look for overlap. However, the pressing issues that emerged from the panel were around politics, identity and access, reflecting perhaps the urgent political questions of our time (!)
Any additional points or feedback not covered above?
Nothing at this time.
Thanks for another wonderful conference.