My paper abstract for the 2012 Meccsa Conference in January has been accepted. I will be presenting something along the lines of:
Materialising practices: The embodiment of politics in digital networks Continue reading
Just one week to go before the Transforming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Lives – Activism and Research for Gender and Sexual Liberation Conference on September 15th 2010 in Brighton!
(Organised by Count Me In Too & The Brighton & Sussex Sexualities Network)
You can now find registration forms and an advance timetable online here.
To register- Get your form via the website, or alternatively contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Return to Nick McGlynn at the same address, or alternatively mail to:
School of Environment & Technology,
Brighton BN2 4G
Speakers for this exciting conference include:
*Emma Reed – head of sexual orientation and transgender policy for the Government Equalities Office.
*Surya Monro – based at the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences, University of Hudderfield. Surya has published substantially in the fields of gender and sexuality, notably on the topics of transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual equality, and sexual/gender citizenship.
*Caroline Lucas MP – recently-elected Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion.
*Richard Ward – from the University of Manchester. Richard has recently completed a sweeping review of research on health and social care provision for LGB people, with a particular focus on older LGB people.
at the Centre for Gender Studies at Stockholm University 4-6 february. The site is here
there will be a seminar on material feminism(s) amongst others,
“This workshop will highlight how thinking about the material, specifically the materiality
of the human body and physical world, currently forms a cutting edge of feminist theory
and empirical social science analysis. Material feminisms (e.g., Alaimo and Hekman,
2008), disrupt familiar binaries such as mind/body, culture/nature, and object/subject
Drawing on the work of Barad, Braidotti, Butler, Deleuze and Guattari, Haraway, Mol,
Smith, Lather, Grosz, and Mojab, this workshop will address the following questions:
· What is materiality and how can it be reinterpreted in the context of feminist
methodology that rejects binaries between the discursive and material?
· Is materiality another form of text that perhaps has been neglected but merits
· How do practices (en)gender multiple material ‘realities’?
· How can feminist researchers use the material toward an interruptive
understanding of the social order?
· What does it mean to conceptualise the material as ‘agentic and performative’?
· What are the possibilities for productive repercussions with an engagement
between the seemingly disparate perspectives of poststructural feminist theory
and critical feminist theory? Can new epistemological and ontological
understandings be produced?”.
Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Spring term
‘Conflict and Collaboration: Women’s Liberation Movements in Historical and Comparative Perspective’
This colloquium seeks to document and analyse the Women’s Liberation Movements (WLMs) of the 1970s. Women’s Liberation created new networks for political and personal collaboration that aimed at redressing disparities in women’s pay, social status and professional opportunity, and sought to transform personal life and intimate relationships. Pioneering feminist theory emanating from WLMs brought issues of sexuality, reproduction, the family, race, and violence to the attention of women and men in dozens of countries. By the 1980s, though, WLMs had fragmented, and noticeable factions within feminism replaced its earlier unity and sense of purpose. This colloquium will feature discussions of the significance and impact of WLMs in England, Norway, Scotland, and the United States. Topics for discussion will range from the empirical to the historiographical, and may include but not be limited to the following:
• How have historians and sociologists approached the task of documenting Women’s Liberation?
• What are the unique questions and concerns of each national movement?
• What are the features of the relationship between historians, sociologists and WLM activists? How can oral
histories with feminists active in the 1970s assist our understanding of politics in the 1970s and 1980s?
• Which ‘voices’ from Women’s Liberation are most often heard, and which are the least often featured/remembered in WLM histories?
• How can we assess the impact of Women’s Liberation on popular and official attitudes about the roles of women?
Speakers: Sarah F. Browne (University of Dundee), Sue Bruley (University of Portsmouth), Rachel Cohen (The Women’s Library/ Westminster University), Hilde Danielsen (University of Bergen), Anna Davin (History Workshop Journal), Synnøve Lindtner (University of Bergen), Line Nyhagen Predelli (Loughborough University), Jeska Rees (Birkbeck, University of London), Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck, University of London)