Bad Feelings

Staying With Trouble I’ve recently been at the TaPRA conference (Theatre and Performance Research Association). I was in the working group ‘Bodies and Performance’ for the conference, and the focus of the working group was to consider negative affects, after the work of the theorist Sianne Ngai.   The call for papers for this working group … Continue reading Bad Feelings

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Invisible Hands

…hack the stories apart, Hilary Mantel In 1860 a silk weaver’s workshop in Lyon was bewitched. Missiles rained from its walls. The silk weaver’s wife was ill in bed (the workshop was also their home). It was frightening. You must understand how frightening it was.In this poem there is a mystery and a mystery solved.I … Continue reading Invisible Hands