Centre for Women's Studies

Founded in 1984, the Centre for Women's Studies at York (CWS) is among the most well-established bases for feminist and gender-oriented teaching and research, both in the UK and internationally. We adopt a women-centred and interdisciplinary approach to the changing nature of both women's experiences and gender relations. By drawing on a range of disciplines - cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, politics, sociology, social policy - we explore the differing perspectives each has to offer, as well as the creative tensions between them. 

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Oct

Critical Relationality & the Biomythographical Subject Re-envisioning Resistance & Representation in Black/Working Class Lesbian Feminist US Literature (1978-1992)

R M Lewis is a mixed race, working class, lesbian feminist activist whose political and arts activism spans over 25 years. She currently manages violence against women and girls’ services for black and minority women in the North East of England. R M Lewis is currently completing her PhD at Durham University, having earned her Masters in Research there in 2016. Her research focuses on the development of biomythographical black/working-class lesbian feminist literature in the US between 1978 and 1992.

Wed
23
Oct

Critical Relationality & the Biomythographical Subject Re-envisioning Resistance & Representation in Black/Working Class Lesbian Feminist US Literature (1978-1992)

R M Lewis is a mixed race, working class, lesbian feminist activist whose political and arts activism spans over 25 years. She currently manages violence against women and girls’ services for black and minority women in the North East of England. R M Lewis is currently completing her PhD at Durham University, having earned her Masters in Research there in 2016. Her research focuses on the development of biomythographical black/working-class lesbian feminist literature in the US between 1978 and 1992.