'Animal Performers, Female Trainers and Sensory Bodies'
Peta Tait, La Trobe University
Monday 17 May at 5.00 pm
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park
This paper will explore intersections of human and animal identity in big cat acts and sensory body phenomenology in circus reception.
Professor Peta Tait writes on circus and performing emotions. Her most recent books are Circus Bodies: Cultural Identity in Aerial Performance (Routledge 2005) and Performing Emotions (Ashgate 2002). She is currently writing a history of big cat and elephant acts in the twentieth century called, Wild and Dangerous Performances: Animals, Emotions, Circus (forthcoming Palgrave MacMillan 2011).