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March 2017

Occupy the Airwaves on International Women’s Day, 8 March

8th March @ 08:00

Dr Ina Linge (English) and Dr Jen Grove (Centre for Medical History) will be taking part in this event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Exeter’s Community Radio station, Phonic FM. Individuals and groups of women and girls, from Exeter and the surrounding area, will create, programme and produce exciting radio programmes which will be transmitted across a 16-hour period on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017. This will be an opportunity for a diverse range of women and girls to share…

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‘Selfish Cinema’: Guest Speaker Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham)

27th March @ 15:30 - 17:30

CIFR/ English seminar series "Selfish Cinema: Questions of Gender and Control in Adaptations of Ayn Rand for the Screen", Professor Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham) Date and Time: Monday 27 March 2017, 15:30-17:30 Venue: MR rooms, University of Exeter More details here. Abstract: This paper examines onscreen representations of the work and legacy of influential, pro-capitalist writer and philosopher Ayn Rand, infamous for her theory of selfishness as a virtue. It explores two films: King Vidor’s The Fountainhead (1949), based…

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‘Gender and transformation in Ovid’s Metamorphoses’: Guest Speaker Alison Sharrock (University of Manchester),

29th March @ 17:00 - 18:00

Classics and Ancient History seminar series (local Classical Association lecture) 'Gender and transformation in Ovid's Metamorphoses: "optimistic" and "pessimistic" readings', Professor Alison Sharrock (University of Manchester) Date and Time: Wednesday 29 March 2017, 17.00-18.00 Venue: Bateman Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter More details here.

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May 2017
Free

Electric Spaces – Leaping Off the Page (Exeter Pride Workshop)

13th May @ 17:00 - 18:00
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter, EX4 3LS United Kingdom
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Electric Spaces - Leaping Off the Page A workshop for Exeter Pride 13th May 2017 "The desert appears before us. Go on. Imagine it." Explore, debate and celebrate literature by lesbian, bisexual and queer women in the past and present! Playwright and author Natalie McGrath (Dreadnought South West) will offer a reading of her piece "Electric Spaces', a gripping personal reflection on the ways in which literature compels us to imagine new connections, desires and identities. Following her reading, Natalie will be in conversation with Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter) to discuss literature…

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Free

‘Men of the World’: Royal Historical Society / Ex-Historia symposium

26th May @ 15:00 - 17:00
University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QH + Google Map

Margaret Room 3, Queens Building Abstracts: The Pursuit of the Rasik: Translating Masculinities in Early Modern South Asia, Sonia Wigh, University of Exeter.  The urge to classify and define seems to be an innate human quality. Erotological texts propound a four-fold classification based on a particular part of the male anatomy. This classification, then becomes the basis for an elaborate discussion on physiognomy and masculinity. Hence, the issue of men’s sexuality in the context of South Asian history, in large…

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June 2017

Sexual Knowledge Cultures Seminar – Joy Dixon and Amber K. Regis

1st June @ 15:00 - 18:00
Queens N mini-theatre, The Queen's Dr
Exeter, EX4 4QH
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Queen's N Mini-Theatre, 3-6 pm Please note that the lecture theatre is in the new Digital Humanities Lab. It can be accessed through the DH Lab Main Entrance in the Car Park at the back of the Queen’s Building. Please join us for our seminar on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century cultures of sexual knowledge. The papers will be of interest to staff and students working on sexuality and gender, the history of science and medicine, life writing, reception studies and critical editing. There will…

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A Night Celebrating Angela Carter On Screen

18th June @ 19:30
Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street
Exeter, EX4 3LS United Kingdom
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A NIGHT CELEBRATING ANGELA CARTER ON SCREEN, FEATURING THE COMPANY OF WOLVES Sun 18 Jun 2017 | 7.30pm | £6 In collaboration with University of Exeter, Dr Anna Watz, Senior Lecturer at the University of Linköping, Sweden presents an evening celebrating the work of Angela Carter, novelist, poet, short story writer & one of the most original voices in the 20th century English literature best known for her feminist, magical realism and picturesque works. Focusing on her screen representation the…

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Angela Carter and Surrealism – Anna Watz (Linköping University, Sweden)

20th June @ 15:30
Queens Building, LT.1, Queens Drive
Exeter, EX4 4QH
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Dr Anna Watz, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Linköping University (Sweden) will be visiting Exeter, and during her visit will be giving a lecture on her wonderful book Angela Carter and Surrealism: 'A Feminist Libertarian Aesthetic' - published by Routledge, 2016. In 1972, Angela Carter translated Xavière Gauthier’s ground-breaking feminist critique of the surrealist movement, Surréalisme et sexualité (1971). Although the translation was never published, the project at once confirmed and consolidated Carter’s previous interest in surrealism, representation, gender and desire and…

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Free

Sexual Knowledge Cultures Seminar – Philippa Levine

21st June @ 15:00 - 18:00
Reed Hall, Ibraham Ahmed Room, Streatham Dr
Exeter, EX4 4QR-
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  In conjunction with Exeter's Rethinking Sexology project, Centre for Imperial and Global History and Global Engagement and Development we are delighted to welcome Professor Philippa Levine (University of Texas at Austin) to Exeter to speak on "Slavery and the Aesthetics of Abjection". 3-4:30pm, with a wine reception to follow. There will also be tea, coffee and cake. All are very welcome! Abstract: Humanitarian photographers have long known the value of a well-shot picture, one that induces pathos and opens wallets for charitable causes. Yet…

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Islamic Law and Sex/uality Workshop

22nd June @ 09:30 - 16:30

Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies Lecture, Theatre 2 The University of Exeter will host a one day workshop exploring representations of the past by modern Muslims in a range of societies on topics relating to sex and sexuality in Islamic Law. More details and the full programme here.

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