Registration for this year’s Sexuality Summer School 2019 is now closed

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If you were unable to get a place on this year’s Sexuality Summer School, please do still come along to our public events. Check out this blog and keep your eyes peeled for our poster for more details!

 About the SSS

The Sexuality Summer School (SSS) is a postgraduate summer school held annually in May at the University of Manchester. During the same week the Summer School also hosts a series of public events including lectures, films and performances. Throughout the year the Sexuality Summer School also co-sponsors events at the University and at venues like Contact and HOME, including Queer Contact and POUTfest.

The Sexuality Summer School is a five-day event for postgraduates, organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester since 2008 and funded by the University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities, Manchester Pride and Screen. The Sexuality Summer School brings together postgraduates, researchers and international scholars, as well as artists and filmmakers, to facilitate dialogue and discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture.

You can find details of all of our past summer schools, including posters and public events details, on the left hand side of this page. You can also see a sample schedule. See “updates and related events” for all updates about the Sexuality Summer School and all other events that you might be interested in.

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Updates & Related Events

Event of Interest: Islam and the Diversity of Gender and Sexuality

This seminar will take place Wednesday 11th December, 2-4pm at the University of Manchester in the Samuel Alexander Building, A102 As a queer French Muslim who is trained in cognitive sciences, social psychology, anthropology, and also a qualified Imam, Dr. Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed is particularly well placed to analyse the contemporary, socio-political situation of LGBT Muslims …

Event of Interest: Psychoanalysis: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements

Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix will be holding a session on ‘Psychoanalysis: Critical Psychology for Liberation Movements’ on Monday 4 November, 5.30-7.00 in Room AG3/4 of Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester. The event will feature a presentation by Ian Parker and discussion, with feedback on this work in progress for a forthcoming co-authored book with David Pavón …

Event of Interest: (TOMORROW) Public Lecture with Alison Oram: Circling Around?

The Queer Research Network Manchester invites you to the first public lecture of the years program from Professor Alison Oram. Date: 17th October Time: 5-6.30pm Location: LT3 Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University. How does a study of locality change current debates in histories of sexuality and migration? This paper will discuss some of the …