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Imagining Performances: Entangled Temporalities and Corporalities in Drag King Encounters

Abstract : This chapter examines the imaginative aspects of performance, drawing on fieldwork con ducted in drag king workshops in Brussels. To collectively imagine a future performance, participants navigate between several possible chronotopes, including a present spacetime (the here-and-now of the interaction, in which participants think of a performance that has not yet taken place) and a past space-time (in which participants recruit cultural models in order to think about an upcoming performance). The ethnographic, linguistic, and interactional analysis sheds light on "staged" and "everyday" performances, refresh es the debate between performance and performativity, and highlights creative assem blages of bodies, spatialities, and temporalities. The chapter suggests that a considera tion of imagination in the analysis of performance will enhance language and sexuality re search by reframing gender through the idea of a body that exceeds itself and carries the power to transform lives.
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Luca Greco. Imagining Performances: Entangled Temporalities and Corporalities in Drag King Encounters. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Sexuality, 2022, ⟨10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190212926.013.71⟩. ⟨halshs-03648889⟩



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