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Feminist Autobiographical Fictions: Performing the Self on Stage & On the Page


a book talk with Barbara Browning, Linda Schlossberg, & Alina Troyano (aka Carmelita Tropicana)

February 22, Tuesday
7 to 8:30 pm

Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, NYU
author of The Correspondence Artist

Linda Schlossberg, Women, Gender and Sexuality, Harvard University
author of Life in Miniature

Alina Troyano (aka Carmelita Tropicana), writer and performance artist
author of I, Carmelita Tropicana: Performing Between Cultures

This panel opens a feminist space — call it genre trouble — between self and “self” to explore the tension and productive possibilities between memory and imagination, autobiography and audience, printed text and embodied performance. Reading from and discussing their own creative fictions, our three speakers reflect on the political and artistic stakes of performing identities and re-staging histories, both intimate and public.

Department of Performance Studies
721 Broadway, Room 612
between Waverly and Washington Places

Co-sponsored by the Tuesday Night Forum Series, NYU Department of Performance Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.  If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.

For more information, please call 212-992-9540 or email csgs(at)

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