Lincoln Creates Network Talk with Dr Ruth Charnock

Image credit: From the series ‘Liminal Spaces’, Adam O’Meara & Mike Downing, 2012 - ‘17.

Dr Ruth Charnock will share a comprehensive pre-recorded online talk around her practice and experiences as a writer, poet, academic and tutor. Ruth is interested in affect, feminism, shame, abjection, failure and contemporary culture. For her LCN Talk Ruth will discuss three current, core strands of her practice – Bad Teacher, Bad Sex and Bad Mother. Ruth will also touch on her interest in collaboration as a feminist practice and tool used to push against the fetishisation of the individual writer or artist. 

 Dr Ruth Charnock is the author and editor of Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings [Bloomsbury, 2019] and the author of Anais Nin: bad sex, shame and contemporary culture [EUP, 2021]. She is the recipient of the 2019 Antonia Fraser Award and an Associate Artist at Mansions of the Future. Her work is interested in affect, feminism and contemporary culture.

In this moment we are working with commissioned artists to rethink and reimagine how events and activities can be shared and enjoyed together with audiences in a virtual, domestic and necessarily personal environment.

This event is part of Mansions of the Future’s Lincoln Live programme March – September 2020 (Season extended in response to COVID-19). Departing from Lincoln’s rich entertainment and theatre history, Lincoln Live features new commissions which exist at the intersections of disciplinary boundaries. The season is a celebration of performative ventures that stand resolutely marginal to both the history of English theatre and the often exclusive, disciplinary rhetoric of contemporary performance art.

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