Hello – I’m Stephen Greer, a theatre academic and cultural critic based in Glasgow, Scotland. I’m the author of Contemporary British Queer Performance (Palgrave 2012) and the forthcoming book Queer exceptions: solo performance in neoliberal times (MUP 2018). I most often write about live performance but have broad interests in the cultural politics of visual art, TV, film and video-games.
My current research focuses on the contentious relationship between contemporary performance and neoliberalism.
One strand explores the politics of individuality and identity in a moment where self-authorship feels as much like a duty as a possible pleasure. A second, emerging strand is concerned with the history of experimental and live art performance practices, with a particular interest in the discourse of ‘resilience’ as it applies to arts infrastructures and individual arts workers.