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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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CANCELLED: “The Queer Art of the Manifesto”, a talk by Dr. Laura Guy & an Exhibition

How do the peculiar temporalities and ephemeral qualities of manifestos provide experimental approaches to writing histories of queer culture? This talk turns to the aesthetic dimensions of manifestos distributed from the early years of gay liberation to contemporary queer movements. Discussing polemics written by groups like Radicalesbians, the Combahee River Collective, and Wages Due Lesbians, the relationship of form and content will be considered through the subjects of reproduction, circulation and translation.