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.
"Palestine and the Will to Theorise Decolonial Queering", a talk by Dr Walaa Alqaisiya
Dr Walaa Alqaisiya is a fellow in gender, sexuality and conflict in the Gender Studies Department at the LSE. She holds a doctoral degree in Human Geography from Durham University that examines the meanings of queer(y)ing spaces within the current Palestinian context and their relevance in relation to de-colonial geographies and imaginaries.
WORKSHOP: Managing Mental Health & Well-Being Alongside Academic Study
The aim of this workshop will be to create a hospitable space for us to share some daily strategies for balancing the demands of our academic work with our mental health, as well as learning about the services and resources available to support us in managing our mental health and well-being at the university and locally, in York.
Telling Feminist Stories: Research and Activism Around the World
Welcome to an afternoon of short talks about women’s lives locally & globally, from the University of York’s Centre for Women’s Studies.
Hear about Algerian girl YouTubers, Chinese older women street dancing, beauty ideals in Malaysia, Thailand & UK, #MeToo in the US, gender-based violence, masculinities, work issues for Chinese & Nigerian women, menstruation in Kenya & UK; and end by sharing what feminism means to us all.
Writing 'Violence Elsewhere'
The first workshop of the DAAD-funded project ‘“Violence Elsewhere”: Imagining Violence outside Germany since 1945’, led by Dr Clare Bielby (CWS, York) and Dr Mererid Puw Davies (UCL), will be taking place on Saturday 23rd February.