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Gender, Sexuality and the Sensory Symposium
Fri 19 May 2017, 10:00 – 18:00 BST
A one-day symposium co-hosted by the Gender, Sexuality and Culture and the Visual and Sensory research clusters, SSPSSR, University of Kent, and Feminist Theory.
With the turn to affect, the rise of various new materialisms and growing interest in the non- or more-than representational approaches, scholars across the humanities and social sciences have increasingly explored the significance of affect, atmosphere, mood and the sensory to the contemporary workings of social life and relations. This one-day symposium asks what significance explorations of the sensory have for contemporary analysis of gender, sex, sexuality and intersectionality and, in turn, how contemporary gender, feminist and queer theories can, and are, contributing to intellectual, practice-based, and activist engagements with the sensory. How, in other words, are gendered and sexualised embodiments, encounters and relations felt and sensed across different social, cultural and geo-political contexts and in what ways is the turn to the affective and the sensory gendered and sexualised?
Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths); Phil Hubbard (KCL); Kat Jungnickel (Goldsmiths); Dawn Lyon (Kent); Monica Moreno Figueroa (Cambridge); Kaitlynn Mendes (Leicester); Carolyn Pedwell (Kent); Magali Peyrefitte (Middlesex); Sweta Rajan-Rankin (Kent); Jessica Ringrose (UCL); Erin Sanders-McDonagh (Kent).
Event includes: Feminist craftivism workshop led by Katja May (Kent)
This event is free of charge, but places are limited.
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Organisers: Dawn Lyon, Erin Sanders McDonagh and Carolyn Pedwell (SSPSSR, University of Kent)