Who Am I? Orlando with Paul B. Preciado & Merve Emre


Virginia Woolf wrote my biography before me when publishing Orlando, a century ago” says trans writer and philosopher Paul B. Preciado.

Published in 1928, Virginia Woolf’s pioneering novel tells the story of a young man who transmigrates into different bodies, from man to woman, through the centuries. By deconstructing the binary system of gender identities, Orlando finds a powerful relevance in today’s queer theory. In a conversation with author, academic and literary critic Merve Emre, philosopher and writer Paul B. Preciado will discuss how Orlando resonates with his personal transformation, writing and theory, and became the main inspiration of his upcoming film, Orlando : ma biographie politique.

Related / Latest Publications:
Paul B. Preciado, Dysphoria mundi (Grasset, 2022)
Paul B. Preciado, Can the Monster Speak, translated by Frank Wynne (Fitzcarraldo, 2021)
8.15pm Ciné Lumière I
£15, £13

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