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Samia La Virgne


Lust and Disgust: Reimagining Injurious Representations and Experiences of Black Actresses in the U.K. and U.S.

My research is a contemporary analysis of the ways womanhood and the social stigma of blackness influence the representation, and performative nature, of black actresses in the educational and professional sectors of the performing arts industry. The primary aim is to highlight the effects the representation of black women in the performing arts industry has on black actresses, and issues that have arisen for black actresses as a result. My aim is to open new avenues of discussion, and furnish future possibilities for positive representations of black women within the performing arts industry, and improved performative experiences of black actresses.





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