DISCO! documents and final programme

Disco! An Interdisciplinary Conference took place over 21–23 June 2018 at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex. Involving the presentation of work by almost 50 researchers and artists working from interdisciplinary and international perspectives, the conference explored disco as a tentacular phenomenon that reaches across multiple sites of production and consumption, from […]

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Final programme

(Final programme) The conference takes place at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex   THURSDAY 21 JUNE   1.30 – 2.00   Gardner Tower – Registration and Refreshments 2.00 – 2.15   ACCA Auditorium – Welcome!   2.15 – 3.30    ACCA Auditorium – Keynote Presentation: Melissa Blanco Borelli, “Put Your Body In It”: Disco, Divas, and […]

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Abstracts and Biographies

Keynotes and Plenaries   Melissa Blanco Borelli (Royal Holloway, University of London) “Put Your Body In It”: Disco, Divas, And Dance Studies Stephanie Mills’ disco classic, “Put Your Body In It” invites us to get up, free ourselves and just dance. Using these instructions as a point of departure, this presentation will examine how disco […]

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Provisional Programme

(Provisional programme) The conference takes place at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex   THURSDAY 21 JUNE   1.30 – 2.00   Gardner Tower – Registration and Refreshments 2.00 – 2.15   ACCA Auditorium – Welcome!   2.15 – 3.30    ACCA Auditorium – Keynote Presentation: Melissa Blanco Borelli, “Put Your Body In It”: Disco, Divas, and […]

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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: From its origins as a New York City subculture amongst gay, black and Latinx practitioners, and its transition into the mainstream, to its subsequent lives across international scenes, disco poses pivotal questions about the entanglements of art, industry, identity, and community. Disco is the site of many significant and lasting debates in […]

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