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Up Close Reading Group:
Fantasy Worlds
Institute of Contemporary Arts
November 2022
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Over six sessions, academics and writers Sita Balani and Bryony White lead a series of close readings and discussions centred on key texts in contemporary literature and culture. It’s advisable, but not mandatory, to have read the texts prior to the session. Participants are encouraged to share thoughts and feelings.
Fantasy Worlds

Recommended Reading and Listening:

Wendy Chapkis, ‘Introduction’, in Macho Sluts by Pat Califa (Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver 2009 [1998])
‘The Boys Will Work it Out’, Love and Radio (recommended to listen with headphones)

Bryony White is a writer and is currently Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance studies at the University of Warwick. She has published in LA Review of Books, Elephant, frieze, TLS and The White Review.

Sita Balani is a writer and teacher living in London. She is the co-author of Empire’s Endgame: Racism and the British State (Pluto Books, 2021). Her book Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race is forthcoming with Verso in 2023. She has published in Open Democracy, Vice, Novara Media, Five Dials and The White Review.

Part of the ICA 75th Anniversary Season
Book tickets
06:30 pm
Wed, 07 Dec 2022


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