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SEXUALITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2018: QUEER LONGING PUBLIC EVENTS SCHEDULE

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We 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 
12-2pm 
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

Monday 21st May
5.45-8.30pm 
Film Screening + Panel: Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016) and DES!RE (Campbell X, 2017) 
Followed by a roundtable discussion with Campbell X, Ajamu, Andrew Moor (MMU) and Monica Pearl (UoM). Chaired by Jackie Stacey.
Venue: HOME

Tuesday 22nd May
5.30-7pm 
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

Tuesday 22nd May
8-9.30pm 
Artist’s Talk: 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: http://53two.com/c-o-n-t-a-c-t/4592807595)

Wednesday 23rd May
7-8.30pm 
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: http://53two.com/c-o-n-t-a-c-t/4592807595)

Thursday 24th May
6-8.30pm 
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

For inquiries, please email: sexualitysummerschool@gmail.com

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SEXUALITY SUMMER SCHOOL 2018: QUEER LONGING

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, 21st – 25th MAY 2018

We are very excited to announce the invited speakers for the 11th annual Sexuality Summer School. The Sexuality Summer School brings together postgraduates, researchers and international scholars along with artists, performers, filmmakers, and activists to facilitate discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies with a clear emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture.

Over five days, postgraduates come together with invited speakers, performers, and artists in workshops to discuss key queer and feminist debates in sexuality studies relating to this year’s theme ‘Queer Longing’. These daytime workshops are accompanied by public events, which are open to all.

The Sexuality Summer School 2018 will take place at the SALC Graduate School at the University of Manchester, with public events taking place at cultural and arts centres throughout the city of Manchester, including HOME and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art.

Registration for the Sexuality Summer School is open to postgraduate taught and research students (Masters and PhD) involved in the study of sexuality. Registration will go live beginning at 9am on 1st March at estore.manchester.ac.uk.

Registration costs £150, which includes the cost of tickets to the public events. The number of places is limited to 40 so book early to avoid disappointment!

To keep up with the latest news regarding the Sexuality Summer School, visit our blog, where you can also see a short video of what to expect: https://sexualitysummerschool.wordpress.com/

You can also keep track using our Facebook  and Twitter.

For inquiries, please email: sexualitysummerschool@gmail.com

Public Events


Monday 21st May 12-2pm

Opening Public Lecture: Scott Herring

Professor of English

Indiana University, Bloomington

Queering the Underworld (2007), Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism (2010), The Hoarders (2014)

Venue: SALC Graduate School, The University of Manchester

Co-sponsored by CIDRAL


Monday 21st May 6-9pm

Film Screening, Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)

Followed by a roundtable discussion

Venue: HOME


Tuesday 22nd May 6-7.30pm

Book Launch and Roundtable Discussion: Clinical Encounters in Sexuality (2016)

with: Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson (eds)

Venue: SALC Graduate School, The University of Manchester


Wednesday 23rd May Time tbc

In Conversation: Holly Hughes with Esther Newton, My Butch Career (forthcoming publication)

Holly Hughes, Performance Artist and Professor; Esther Newton, Cultural Anthropologist (both from University of Michigan)

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)


Thursday 24th May Time tbc

Dialogues on Sexuality and Longing in Chinese Contemporary Art: Exhibition and discussion of work by Shen Xin, Visual Artist

Collaboration with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art


TBC

Dan Fishback (Helix Queer Performance Network)

New York Performance Artist; Works include Rubble Rubble (2017), The Material World (2012) and thirtynothing (2011).

In collaboration with Superbia

Split Britches: Unexploded Ordinances

Only a few tickets left for a Split Britches performance on Thursday at St Helen’s Town Hall!

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For more information visit: http://www.heartofglass.org.uk/events/split-britches-unexploded-ordnances/?fbclid=IwAR2KkRhVy0Cw2y4HOPTBbBN2srG0PjFPKIJFWFSfqeAScjGsdh1ReMH8VDM

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO),  a theatre piece by Split Britches, explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

BSL interpreted performance. St Helens Town Hall is wheelchair accessible. 

Doors will open at 7pm and the performance will start promptly at 7.30pm.

£6, £3 (concessions – students, senior citizens). Tickets for this event can be purchased online here

Performed by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw
Written by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Hannah Maxwell

Technical Design: Jo Palmer
Video Content Design: Claire Nolan
Design Consultant: Matt Delbridge
Sound Design: Vivian Stoll
Choreography Consultant: Stormy Brandenberger 
Production Manager: Hannah Moore
Company Manager: Laura Petree
Producer: Alex Legge

CFP: Sex, Sexuality and the Arts in the XXIst century

Check out this potential publication opportunity!

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SAHJ is an open access platform for reviewed articles, academic reflections, student studies, book, film and theatre reviews, cultural commentary and opinion pieces, as well as original photography and graphic art. [http://sahjournal.com/index.php/sah ]

SAHJ is currently seeking contributions for Issue 5:1, which will be a single-themed issue on Sex, Sexuality and the Arts in the XXIst century, to come out in June 2019.

SAHJ invites contribution proposals from artists, academics and researchers in the fields of sex and sexuality, and their relation to all art forms in the XXIst century.

Topics related to art practices and productions, and their relationship to sex, and sexuality

may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Sex, sexualities  and artistic innovations in the XXIst century
  • The politics of sexual identity and the arts in the XXIst century
  • New technologies, sex, sexuality and the arts in the XXIst century
  • Embodiment, disabilities and the arts in the XXIst century
  • Sexual artivism in the XXIst century
  • Sex, sexualities, taboos and the arts in the XXIst century
  • Myth, the Sacred and the Arts in the XXISt

Submissions may include:

  • Research articles for peer review (up to 12000 words)
  • Reflections on practice focused art projects or process (Use research articles guidelines editorial)
  • Single page A4 visuals – Practice, creative work, infographics, visual essay, illustration, etc.
  • Commentary, Opinion, Position articles (up to 12000 words)
  • Interviews (up to 12000 words)

Deadlines:

  • 15 September 2018: A descriptive abstract to be sent to Editorial Board (max. 350 words in length)
  • 15 November 2018: Answers from Editorial Board
  • 15 January 2019: full draft contribution to be sent to editorial Board for peer re-view
  • 15 March 2019: Final contribution to be sent to editorial Board
  • 15 June 2019: Publication

Contact: Jean-Philippe Imbert, Dublin City University (guest-editor for SAHJ). Jean-philippe.imbert@dcu.ie

Announcement: Check out our poster for SSS 2018!

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Event of Interest: Judith Walkowitz: ‘Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: A Tale of North and South’


This public lecture is co-hosted by History at the University of Manchester and CIDRAL, and will take place 5-7pm Tuesday 24 April in A101 the Samuel Alexander Building at the University of Manchester.

Judith Walkowitz (Professor Emeritus in History, Johns Hopkins University), will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: A Tale of North and South.

Feminism and the Politics of Prostitution in the 1980s: a Tale of North and South’, looks at King’s Cross, London in the early 1980s as a staging ground for the contending politics of prostitution in the late twentieth century. It addresses the following question: what did it take for prostitution to move up the feminist agenda by 1982? For answers, it looks at a striking conjuncture of events, practices and forms of knowledge that powered new understandings of prostitution and a greater sense of urgency about it. They include prostitute rights groups and their ethnographies of the “voices of prostitutes,” Margaret Thatcher and austerity cuts, the Yorkshire Ripper and the mass migration of Northern women to the streets of London, conflicts within feminism between Northern anti-violence activists and London municipal feminists allied to Ken Livingstone’s Labour left government.

Events of Interest: Lacan and Childhood (Two Events)

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Next Monday 16 April, Manchester Psychoanalytic Matrix will be hosting two events on 
Lacan and childhood. (Please see Eventbrite registration details below)

Monday 16th April 2018, 4.15 (drinks and snacks) for 4.30 start. Room AG3/4, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester

‘A dull essence Adult: less sense Adult lessons Adolescence:
Some ways to hear a speaking being (of a certain age)’

Carol Owens, Lacanian Psychoanalyst, Dublin

What is an adolescent? What sorts of practices does the category ‘adolescent’ warrant? What sorts of pre- and pro-scriptions exist to protect, regulate, educate, and treat adolescents? These, seemingly “old-fashioned” questions are nonetheless taken-for-granted for anybody who has had a critical psychology or post-structuralist informed education when they have cause to think about the concept ‘adolescent’ and, or, indeed the person so defined. However, a curious thing happens with psychoanalysts and psychotherapists when the issue of working with adolescents arises. The nomination “child psychoanalyst/therapist” sanctifies and regulates the practice of an entire profession of workers, who can apply such accreditation to their work with people up to the age of eighteen. The nineteen-year-old coming for a therapy requires nothing other than a trained analyst or therapist who contentedly regards themselves as working with an “adult”. The field of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy is (potentially and actually) infected therefore with the most banal of constructions: the slide from twelve to thirteen denoting one parameter, the other from eighteen to nineteen delimiting the other. What is legitimated is the constructed and uncontested site of the adolescent as a person of a certain age. In this talk, I want to argue that Lacanian psychoanalysis provides one means of contesting the apparently uncontestable motif of age and its attendant gatekeepers in the Symbolic. As a Lacanian analyst who works with “adolescents” I will use a few short clinical vignettes in order to indicate how and where the ethics of psychoanalysis brought to bear as a critique of the uncontestable, is nothing other than the act of being that psychoanalysis requires of the analyst. Carol Owens is a psychoanalyst and clinical supervisor in private practice in Dublin. She has edited and authored a number of publications in the field of Lacanian psychoanalysis, most recently “Lacanian Psychoanalysis with Babies, Children, and Adolescents: Further Notes on the Child” (with Stephanie Farrelly Quinn, Karnac, 2017)*. She is currently working on an edited collection of essays studying Lacan’s seminars IV and V (with Nadezhda Almqvist, Karnac, 2018), and on a co-authored book on Ambivalence (with Stephanie Swales, Routledge, 2018).  Register on Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carol-owens-lacanian-clinical-presentation-tickets-43833469086

 This afternoon event will be followed by a Manchester book launch for Lacanian Psychoanalysis with Babies, Children, and Adolescents: Further Notes on the Child at Blackwell’s Bookshop at 6.30, details and free registration for this event is on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lacanian-psychoanalysis-with-babies-children-and-adolescents-further-notes-on-the-child-tickets-43833681722

 

Please register for the afternoon talk here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carol-owens-lacanian-clinical-presentation-tickets-43833469086

and register for the early evening book launch event here
:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lacanian-psychoanalysis-with-babies-children-and-adolescents-further-notes-on-the-child-tickets-43833681722

(if the UCU strike goes ahead on Monday we will relocate the afternoon session to a nearby alternative venue and let you know via the Eventbrite system, the book launch is secure, so please register now if you want to come along)

 

Event of Interest: 120 BPM with Introduction from Dr Monica Pearl

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Tuesday 10th April at 17.40 there will be a screening of the film 120 BPM [Beats Per Minute] (Robin Campillo, 2017) at HOME, with an introduction from our very own Dr Monica Pearl, Lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at the University of Manchester.

For more information about the film and to book tickets, please visit: https://homemcr.org/event/120-bpm-intro/

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