Updates & Related Events

SEXUALITY SUMMER SCHOOL: WHY BE NORMAL?

clara-gift-sssTHE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, 22 – 26 MAY 2017

REGISTRATION OPENS: 1 MARCH 2017

Speakers include:

* Robyn Wiegman (Professor of Literature, Duke)

* Clare Hemmings (Professor of Feminist Theory, LSE)

* Laura Doan (Professor of Cultural History, Manchester)

* Dr Nina Wakeford (Artist and Sociologist, Goldsmiths)

* Dr Brian Lobel, artist and performer (Chichester, co-author The Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer)

* Liz Carr, international disability rights activist, presenter and actor (BBC series Silent Witness)

* Holly Hughes (performance artist and Professor of Theatre and Drama, STAMPS, Michigan)

Since 2008, the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester has organised the annual Sexuality Summer School (SSS). Bringing postgraduates and international scholars together with performers and activists, the SSS facilitates a week of discussions on contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a clear emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture. The postgraduate workshops and seminars are accompanied by a series of public events in Manchester, including film screenings, performances and lectures, organised by the Summer School team.

In the 2017 SSS, we shall ask ‘Why Be Normal?’ and focus on norms, normativities, anti-normativities and the history of the normal in queer and feminist debates on sexuality and beyond. Daytime workshops for SSS students will be accompanied by public events open to all. Tickets for screenings and performances will be purchasable online through the venues.

This year our funders and partners so far include: the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership, artsmethods@manchester, the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, the Women’s Media Studies Network, HOME, the People’s History Museum and the Macmillan LGBT Cancer Support Alliance.

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

The registration fee is £130, 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, stay tuned on this 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 (https://www.facebook.com/Sexuality-Summer-School-179195025807/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/sss_manchester?lang=en-gb)

For inquiries, please email: sexualitysummerschool@gmail.com

Events of Interest: Tomorrow!

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CIDRAL public lecture – Judith Walkowitz (Professor Emerita History, Johns Hopkins University and Simon Visiting Professor 2017)

Feminism and Prostitution in the 1980s: A Tale of North and South

5pm – 7pm Tuesday 25th April, G21 Mansfield Cooper Building, University of Manchester

(Also with Judith Walkowitz) Masterclass with MA and PhD Students on 3rd May 10am-12pm: first come first served basis. Please sign up with Prof. Frank Mort: frank.mort@manchester.ac.uk

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Archaeology Society Lecture: Dr Helen Wickstead (Kingston)

Artefacts, Sex Objects and Psychoanalysis: Interpreting Prehistoric Phalli: 1870-1951

6pm Tuesday 25th April, Room A113 Samuel Alexander Building, University of Manchester

 

 

Event of Interest: Art with Heart

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Art with Heart is a Salford-based, queer-led arts company creating performance, participation and education projects.

They will be performing their play Declaration at Oldham Library 12th-13th May, and at the Lowry in Salford, 24th June. Declaration explores ADHD, mental health and diagnosis.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645117389131404/

Tickets for Holly Hughes: Dyke Interrupted

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Now that our public events programme has been announced, and our beautiful new poster has been finalised, we hope you are all eagerly anticipating the Summer School in May! We are thrilled to be putting together such a great ensemble of speakers.

For those of you interested in attending Holly Hughes’ performance lecture, tickets are available through Eventbrite. For more information and to book (free), please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holly-hughes-dyke-interrupted-tickets-33460727938

For any queries, please email: sexualitysummerschool@gmail.com

Important Announcement! Our Poster

 

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Our Public Events Programme is now confirmed!

All Welcome. Student Prices available. 

Monday 22nd May 

12-2pm Public Lecture (free, no tickets required)

Robyn Wiegman (Duke) in discussion with Clare Hemmings (LSE): “The Problem with Heteronormativity”

Venue: Conference Room, SALC Graduate School, University of Manchester

6-8.30pm Film Screening (buy tickets through HOMEmcr.org, concessions available)

By Hook or By Crook (Harry Dodge and Silas Howard, 2001).

Followed by Roundtable with Monica Pearl (Manchester), Jackie Stacey (Manchester) and Sophie Mayer.

Venue: HOME

Tuesday 23rd May

12.30-2pm Public Lecture (free, no tickets required)

Laura Doan (Manchester): “Inventing Normal Sex: An Un/natural History”

Venue: People’s History Museum

8-9.30 pm Performance Lecture (free, more information on how to book soon)

Holly Hughes (STAMPS): “Dyke Interrupted”

Venue: John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Wednesday 24th May

4-6pm Performance Dialogue (free, no tickets required)

Brian Lobel (Chichester) and Liz Carr: “Normality: What is it good for?”

Venue: Manchester Royal Infirmary UG Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday 25th May

7.30pm Performance (buy tickets through http://www.contactmcr.com/scorch,  concessions available)

Scorch (Stacey Gregg) – Also showing Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, and Friday 26th

Venue: Contact Theatre

 

For more information on the Sexuality Summer School, including a short film on what we do, and details of previous events, visit sexualitysummerschool.wordpress.com, email sexualitysummerschool@gmail.com to get on the mailing list, or visit our Facebook page or tweet @sss_Manchester

Announcement: Public Events!

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Sexuality Summer School (22nd – 26th May 2017): Why Be Normal?

Our Public Events Programme is now confirmed!

All Welcome. Student Prices available. 

Monday 22nd May

12-2pm Public Lecture (free, no tickets required)

Robyn Wiegman (Duke) in discussion with Clare Hemmings (LSE): “The Problem with Heteronormativity”

Venue: Conference Room, SALC Graduate School, University of Manchester

6-8.30pm Film Screening (buy tickets through HOMEmcr.org, concessions available)

By Hook or By Crook (Harry Dodge and Silas Howard, 2001).

Followed by Roundtable with Monica Pearl (Manchester), Jackie Stacey (Manchester) and Sophie Mayer.

Venue: HOME

Tuesday 23rd May

12.30-2pm Public Lecture (free, no tickets required)

Laura Doan (Manchester): “Inventing Normal Sex: An Un/natural History”

Venue: People’s History Museum

8-9.30 pm Performance Lecture (free, more information on how to book soon)

Holly Hughes (STAMPS): “Dyke Interrupted”

Venue: John Thaw Studio Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Wednesday 24th May

4-6pm Performance Dialogue (free, no tickets required)

Brian Lobel (Chichester) and Liz Carr: “Normality: What is it good for?”

Venue: Manchester Royal Infirmary Lecture Theatre 1

Thursday 25th May

7.30pm Performance (buy tickets through contactmcr.com, concessions available)

Scorch (Stacey Gregg)

Venue: Contact Theatre

For more information on the Sexuality Summer School, including a short film on what we do, and details of previous events, visit sexualitysummerschool.wordpress.com, email sexualitysummerschool@gmail.com to get on the mailing list, or visit our Facebook page or tweet @sss_Manchester

Event of Interest: The London Free School of Applied Critical and Feminist Theory, 17th-21st July

If one Summer School isn’t enough for you, have a look at the London Free School of Applied Critical and Feminist Theory. Taking place 17th-21st July, this week of FREE student-led seminars will address the themes ‘Decolonising the Present’, ‘Living a Sexed Life’, ‘Representing Gender and Sexuality’, and ‘Theory in Practice’. Groups of fifteen students will study alongside academics and activists, including:

Rahul Rao, Sumi Madhok, Kath Browne, Emma Dabiri, Joe Parslow, Sophie Mayer (who will also be at the Sexuality Summer School), Adam Gearey, Celia Roberts, Juliet Jacques and Clare Hemmings (who will also be at the Sexuality Summer School).
For more information please email pgfreeschool@gmail.com

and to download an application form, please visit: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/summer-schools/london-free-school-applied-critical-and-feminist-theory

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Event of Interest: David Wojnarowicz’s ‘Close to the Knives’ new edition launch

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Take a trip to Islington Mill in Salford for the launch of a new edition of David Wojnarowicz’s memoir Close to the Knives – 23rd March 2017, 7-10pm. The event will be curated by Greg Thorpe from Superbia, and will include short film showings, an art exhibition, work from performance artist from Matt Fennemore and a Q&A hosted by Monica Pearl.

For more information and to buy tickets, please visit:

http://www.islingtonmill.com/events/david-wojnarowicz-close-to-the-knives/

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