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Exploring Queer Cultures and Lifestyles in the Creative Arts in Britain conference

Exploring queer cultures and lifestyles in the creative arts in Britain c.1885-1967.

The London College of Fashion, UAL, on Saturday 12th March 2016



9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00-10.15: Welcome Reina Lewis

10.15-11.15 Keynote 1: chair: Reina Lewis

Laura Doan, Queer History / Queer Memory / The Case of Alan Turing.


11.15 -1.00: Session 1: chair: Shaun Cole

1 Alice Friedman, Domesticity and its Discontents: Queer Paris and the Varieties of Lesbian Life.

2 Fay Brauer, Virilizing Homosexuality: Queering Art and Body Cultures after the Wilde Trials.

3 Kristin Franseen,The Secret Lives of Music Critics: Translating Queer Musical Identities in Early Twentieth-century British Music Appreciation.


2.00-3.00: Keynote 2: chair: Andrew Stephenson.

Christopher Breward, Closets and Wardrobes.

3.00-4.45: Session 2: chair: Fionna Barber

  1. Dominic Janes, Early Twentieth-century ‘Vogue’, George Wolfe Plank and the ‘Freaks of Mayfair’.
  2. Jenna Allsopp, Negotiating Female Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century: the Case of Vera ‘Jack’ Holme (1881-1969).
  3. Jack Smurthwaite, Francis Bacon’s Private Wrestling Match.

4.45-5.00 Break

5.00-6.00 Plenary panel: Clare BarlowMichael Hatt and Elizabeth Wilson

6.00-7.00 Drinks reception and launch celebration of special issue of Journal of Fashion, Style, Popular Culture on Queer Fashion, edited by Shaun Cole and Reina Lewis.