About

I’m a stand up poet doing a practice-based PhD in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at Leeds University. I’m looking at class, gender and regional identity (Northern English) in solo stand up performance. I’m interested in stand up comics, stand up poets and people who sometimes sit down. Words that come up all the time for me are: Liminal, hybrid, cultural capital, discourse and power. Theorists who crop up a lot for me tend to begin with a B: Bourdieu, Bakhtin, Barthes, Beverley Skeggs, Butler…

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