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: Writing the Body as Utopia – A Workshop with Caspar Heinemann

Thursday 6 June, 6pm-8pm, Samuel Alexander Building A4 University of Manchester   “I really was wrong, before, to say that utopias are turned against the body and destined to erase it. They were born from the body itself, and perhaps afterwards they turned against it.” – Foucault, Utopian Body This workshop will think through the idea of …

Events of Interest: My Trans TV and The Trans Glass Ceiling in TV

My Trans TV Sunday 19 May 2019, 15.30 (75 mins) (£7 full / £5 concessions) Part of: Pilot Light TV Festival: Season 4 In this session Kate O’Donnell, a Manchester based trans performer, writer and activist will be with us and looking back at a lifetime’s worth of trans TV moments and what they meant to …

Event of Interest: Public Lecture with Jack Halberstam: Unbuilding Gender

QRNM [Queer Research Network Manchester] is thrilled to welcome Jack Halberstam to Manchester for a lecture titled Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures in and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta Clark! The talk will take place Wednesday, 15 May 2019 from 18:00-19:30 in the Manchester Metropolitan University, Geoffrey Manton Building LT4. The event will start promptly at …