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SSS 2018 Final 2We are very excited to announce our public events schedule for the 11th annual Sexuality Summer School (SSS) to which all are welcome!

Monday 21st May 
Public Lecture: Scott Herring, ‘Queer Longing: Some Thoughts on Longevity’
Professor of English
Indiana University, Bloomington
Author of: Queering the Underworld (2007), Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism (2010), The Hoarders (2014)
Co-sponsored by CIDRAL
Venue: SALC Graduate School, The University of Manchester
Scott Herring:

Monday 21st May
Film Screening + Panel: Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016) and DES!RE (Campbell X, 2017) 
Followed by a roundtable discussion, including Campbell X, Ajamu, Andrew Moor (MMU) and Jackie Stacey (UoM).
Venue: HOME (

DES!RE clip:

Tuesday 22nd May
Book Launch + Panel: Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (2016)
With editors Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson, Ian Parker (UoM), Suryia Nayak (Salford) and Dan Anderson (Uclan)
Venue: SALC Graduate School, The University of Manchester

Noreen Giffney:

Eve Watson:

Tuesday 22nd May
Performance Lecture: Dan Fishback, ‘On A Queer Day, You Can See Forever’
NY-based Performance Artist; Works include Rubble Rubble (2017), The Material World (2012) and thirtynothing (2011)
In collaboration with Superbia
Venue: 53two (For directions please visit:

Dan Fishback:

Wednesday 23rd May
Holly Hughes in conversation with Esther Newton on her forthcoming memoir: My Butch Career
Holly Hughes (Performance Artist and Professor) Esther Newton, Cultural Anthropologist (both from University of Michigan). Newton is author of: Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America (1972); Cherry Grove, Fire Island: 60 Years in America’s First Gay and Lesbian Town (1993); Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas (2000)
Venue: 53two (For directions please visit:

Excerpt from My Butch Career:

Esther Newton:

Holly Hughes:

Thursday 24th May
Exhibition + Panel: ‘Dialogues on Sexuality and Longing in Chinese Contemporary Art’ with Shen Xin, Whiskey Chow, and Maizi Li
Collaboration with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Venue: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, M4 1EU


Shen Xin:

Whiskey Chow:

Li Maizi:

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