Dominic Johnson, presenting his paper " Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures, or the Burden of Disgust" on January 29, 2011 at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. His presentation was part of the scholarly symposium "Addressing (and Redressing) the Silence: New Scholarship in Sexuality and American Art" which presented papers from 11 scholars in the fields of art, art history, performance art, and social history. This symposium was presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." Dominic Johnson is a lecturer in the Department of Drama at Queen Mary, University of London. He is editor ofFrankoB: Blinded by LoveandManuel Vason: Encountersand author of the forthcomingGlorious Catastrophe: Jack Smith, Performance and Visual Culture. He is an assistant editor of the peer-reviewed journalContemporary Theatre Review.