HRP Research Seminars 2018 - Rubbing: On Feminine Diligence and Masculine S...

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Dr Karen Schaller will present a paper entitled: ‘Rubbing: On Feminine Diligence and Masculine Shine’

"In this paper I explore gendered experiences of academic labour in order to think about what a feminist literary practice might look like now. Drawing on a range of materials from the lived experience of being a woman academic, I work over the language of conscientiousness and diligence, brilliance and shine, to consider how the politics of gender texture our work and ourselves in our promotion guidelines, the ways we

communicate with and speak about each other, and the grooming practices that contextualise our careers. I turn to the notion of ‘rubbing’ as a descriptor for feminised labour in academia, and ask whether it might, also, pose a possibility for a feminist practice within these contexts. Turning to three cultural texts where the erotics of violence and care are staged through rubbing - Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’, Ani Di Franco’s 'Shameless’, and Miranda July’s The First Bad Man, I ask whether - and if so how - the rubbing we encounter in these might pose possibilities for feminist literary practice now."

Dr Karen Schaller is a critical, creative, and creative-critical writer specialising in theory and politics of emotion, affect and feeling. Her research tracks the affective economies of literary scholarship, whether in terms of neglected writers, subjects and forms, or the academic conditions, practices and pedagogies of literary study.

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The seminar will take place in TU/001, beginning at 4:15pm, finished by 5:45pm.


Please find below the details of all the seminars in the series- please do let us know if you are planning to attend by registering your interest on Eventbrite:

31st Jan (Week 2): Joanna Starzynski (YSJU, History) ‘Archival Footage: Community, Identity, Methodology’

14th Feb (Week 4): Dr Adam Smith (YSJU, Literature and Liberal Arts) Secular and spiritual synergies in the writing of James Montgomery, the radical poet behind ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’

28th Feb: Stuart Jesson (YSJU, Theology & Religious Studies) 'Should we Love the World?* Nietzsche and Weil on Affirmation’

14th Mar (Week 8): Revd Dr John Williams (YSJU, Theology) ‘Ecclesianarchy: Excursions into Deconstructive Church’

18th Apr (Week 10): Dr Yuhong Ma (YSJU) Chinese Traditional Confucian Women’s Virtue Education in the Vision of the Heavenly Way

1st May (Week 12) Professor David Clough (University of Chester, Theological Ethics) 'Eating Peaceably: Christianity and Veganism'

2nd May (Week 12): Dr Elodie Duché (YSJU, History) ‘Prisoner of war libraries and the movement of books during the Napoleonic conflicts’

16th May (Week 14): Dr Karen Schaller (UEA, Literature) Rubbing: On Feminine Diligence and Masculine Shine

6th June: Dr Laura Joyce (University of East Anglia, Crime Writing) Luminol Theory’




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