Feminist Reading Group
The Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies at Stirling runs an interdisciplinary staff/student Feminist Reading Group. It is intended to provide a space for staff and postgraduate students reading feminist theory, criticism, fiction in different disciplinary contexts to get together and discuss ideas and issues of shared concern. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 18th January, 3-4pm (venue tbc) when we will be discussing Angela Carter’s short story “The Bloody Chamber” (in her collection The Bloody Chamber). All welcome.
Dates for the rest of the academic year will be: Wednesday 15th March and Wednesday 17th May (both 3-4pm). If you’d like to suggest a text for us to consider please get in touch (Karen.Boyle@stir.ac.uk).
Feminist Research Methods workshop - Wednesday 22nd June
On Wednesday 22nd June, Stirling’s Karen Boyle and Adele Patrick from Glasgow Women’s Library will be running a Feminist Research Methods workshop – back by popular demand! This is part of the SGSAH Summer School programme and is open to both Arts & Humanities AND ESRC-funded students from across Scotland.
More details at www.sgsah.ac.uk.
Women, Media, Politics symposium - Tuesday 21st June
On Tuesday 21st June, in conjunction with the MeCCSA Women’s Media Studies Network, we are organising a symposium on Women, Media, Politics, featuring a combination of academic papers and panel discussions on “Being a Feminist in Public” and “Writing as a Feminist”.
Confirmed speakers include: Emma Ritch (Executive Director, Engender); Liz Ely (Development Worker, Zero Tolerance); Kirsty Strickland (Freelance Journalist and Write to End Violence Against Women Bursary Winner); Claire Heuchan (@GenderStir student and online activist); Karen Ross (University of Newcastle); Fiona Mackay (University of Strathclyde); Laura Castillo Mateu (Universitate Jaume); Marina Dekavalla (University of Stirling) and Alenka Jelen (University of Stirling).
The event is free and will run from 10-4.30 at Glasgow Women’s Library. The event is open to all and booking details will follow soon.
Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities: Summer School 20-23 June 2016
The Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies is delighted to participate in the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities second annual summer school.
Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British Film & Television, Saturday 18 June 2016
NFT 3, London, 18th June
Dr Philippa Lovatt has been invited to take part in a panel discussion at the Breaking the Sound Barrier: Women Sounding Out in British Film & Television symposium at NFT 3, Saturday 18 June 2016.
The symposium has been organised by the (WFTHN) Women's Film and Television History Network and will focus on women's role in sound production. The panel that Philippa will take part in will consider the following questions: How to use archives and other resources to research and make visible the history women's work as sound-image makers in British film and television? How to change the history and teaching of film/tv as AUDIO-visual media?
Histories of the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in Scotland, 11th May 2016
This half-day event has been organised by PhD student Jenny Wartnaby as part of her SGSAH Applied Research Collaboration PhD on Histories of the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement in Scotland.
Confirmed speakers: Lesley Orr (history of Scottish Women’s Aid); Sarah Browne (author of The Women’s Liberation Movement in Scotland), Hannah Telling (PhD student, University of Glasgow) and Finn Mackay (author of Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement).
The event is free and runs from 1.15 – 430 pm: reserve your place here
This event is supported by the Centre for Gender & Feminist Studies (Stirling), Centre for Gender History (Glasgow) and Glasgow Women’s Library.