'The Breaks': A reading and conversation with Julietta Singh

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In collaboration with Veem House for Performance DAS welcomes writer-academic Julietta Singh to give a reading from her new book The Breaks. The reading will be followed by a conversation with Julietta, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Lector and Head of DAS Graduate School, and DAS Theatre participant, Venuri Perera.

“In The Breaks, Singh writes a letter to her six-year old daughter with the impossible desire to prepare her for political and ecological catastrophe. Working in the tradition of James Baldwin, Maggie Nelson and Saidiya Hartman, Singh addresses subjects as wide and interconnected as race and legacies of colonialism, climate change and extractive capitalism, queer family-making, protest and the criminal justice system. Through this intimate form, Singh presents a remarkable vision of present collapse and future possibility.”

The conversation between Julietta, Laura and Venuri will delve deeper into the themes and experiences laid out in the book, infused with their perspectives as artists, thinkers and educators.

This event will take place online:
Monday 8th March, 20:00 CET
Tickets are on a pay what you can sliding scale
To book: https://veem.house/program/book-reading-the-breaks/

Julietta Singh's work engages decolonial thought, ecological humanities, and queer studies. She is the author of three books: No Archive Will Restore You (Punctum, 2018), Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements, and The Breaks, which will be released with Coffee House Press and Daunt Books Originals in September 2021. She is Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Richmond. She is the recent recipient of a 2019-2020 ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, which she held at Columbia University’s Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality.