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Third Verve Poetry Performance Lecture – Stephanie Sy-Quia: Exiled Texts and Fractured Anecdotal Histories.
19th February 2022 @ 12:30 pm£4.50 – £6.50
12:30pm – 1:25pm
In this year’s Performance-Lecture, Stephanie Sy-Quia will use poetry to think through mixed race identity, female embodiment, and how ‘structures of faith’ abide in contemporary life – exploring nation states, heteronormative family ideals, and museums as shrines to colonialism. Through a diverse range of poetic and cultural touchpoints – including George Herbert’s metaphysical work The Temple, John Donne’s love poetry, Ariana Grande’s ‘God is a Woman’, and her own recent collection Amnion – Stephanie will explore how exiled texts and the fractured anecdotal histories of mixed race families can subvert conventional ideologies, asking what do we enshrine and how do these practices ‘other’ those outside of these traditional structures?