London Theatre Seminar

London Theatre Seminar is a public forum for the development of theatre and performance scholarship and its inter-collegiate and collaborative aspects are central to the productively speculative nature of its enquiry. This year’s seminar continues the focus on the intersection of theatre and performance with broader social phenomena, including social performances such as club culture; to the intersection of theatre, visual culture, and the question of the ‘amateur.’ The seminar maintains an active blog

Seminar Schedule

This year’s London Theatre Seminar series takes place at Birkbeck, University of London. Click here for a map to the Birkbeck, University of London campus locations. Malet Street is location 1 and Gordon Square is location 13 on the map.

For the first seminar of the year, we are delighted to welcome Kareem Khubchandani (Tufts University).

Thursday 31 October, 6.30-8.30pm (Room G23, Malet Street): Kareem Khubchandani (Tufts University): Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Queer Bangalore

Forthcoming dates:

  • Thursday 21 November, 6.30-8.30pm (Room G23, Malet Street): Postgraduate panel
  • Thursday 12 December, 6.30-8.30pm (Room G23, Malet Street): Rebekah Maggor (Cornell University)
  • Thursday 23 January, 6:30-8:30pm (G17, 43 Gordon Square)
  • Thursday 20 February, 6:30-8:30pm (G23, Malet Street)
  • Thursday 12 March, 6:30-8:30pm (G17, 43 Gordon Square)
  • Thursday 2 May, 6:30-8:30pm (G17, 43 Gordon Square)


Dr Broderick Chow (Brunel University), Dr Bryce Lease (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Louise Owen (Birkbeck College, University of London)