Performing maternities: During and after COVID-19: Part 2

Kate Aughterson, Jess Moriarty

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This editorial argues that performance in maternity traverses a public/private
binary which enables women artists, writers and creatives to occupy a liminal
space of both performance and identity that can give voice to critical notions
of what it is to mother during and after COVID-19 across the world. It shows
how the articles included in the edition critically and creatively locate the writers within those public and private discourses, negotiating feminist conceptions of
ethos as co-collaboration of knowledge through praxis. Art – visual, written and
performed – acts as both salve and enquiry, comfort and cry – and the editorial
shows how the contributors’ work embraced and challenged these contexts and
constraints during COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalPerforming Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2022


  • performance
  • maternity
  • art
  • culture


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