Tendencies at Twenty

Thursday 14 February 2013, 1.15PM to 17:15

Confirmed speakers include:

  •  Alex Beaumont (University of York)
  •  James Boaden (University of York)
  •  Victoria Coulson (University of York)
  •  Nicole Devarenne (University of Dundee)
  •  Jason Edwards (University of York)
  •  Helen Finch (University of Leeds)
  •  Denis Flannery (University of Leeds)
  •  Izzy Isgate (University of York)
  •  Sarah Monks (University of East Anglia)
  •  Bob Mills (University College, London)
  •  Ben Nichols (King’s College, London)
  •  Pamela Thurschwell (University of Sussex)
  •  Jo Applin (University of York)
  •  Claire Westall (University of York)
  •  Carol Mavor (University of Manchester)


1.15-2.15 Queer Tutelage, chaired by Jason Edwards

  • Jason Edwards(University of York), ‘Welcome and Introduction: T Times and Queer and Now’
  • Nicole Devarenne (University of Dundee), ‘Privilege of Unknowing: Diderot’s The Nun
  • Ben Nichols (King’s College, London), ‘Tales of the Avunculate: The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Denis Flannery (University of Leeds), ‘Is the Rectum Straight: Identification and Identity in The Wings of the Dove

2.15-2.30 Tea

2.30-3.30 Crossing of Discourses, chaired by Claire Westall

  • Izzy Isgate (University of York), ‘Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl’
  • Helen Finch(University of Leeds), ‘Nationalisms and Sexualities’
  • Bob Mills, (University College, London), ‘How to Bring Up Your Kids Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys’
  • Alex Beaumont (University of York) ‘Epidemics of the Will’

3.30 to 3.45 Coffee

3.45-4.45 Across Genders, Across Sexualities, chaired by Jo Applin

  • Pam Thurschwell (University of Sussex) Willa Cather and Others’
  • Victoria Coulson (University of York), ‘A Poem is Being Written’
  • James Boaden(University of York), ‘Divinity: A Dossier, A Performance Piece, A Little Understood Emotion (written with Michael Moon)’
  • Sarah Monks (University of East Anglia), ‘White Glasses’ and ‘Memorial for Craig Owens’

4.45-5.15 Round Table, chaired by Jason Edwards and Carol Mavor


Email: jason.edwards@york.ac.uk for more details.

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome

Tendencies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick