Women Writing Pleasure

Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments
Women Writing Pleasure

Feminism, Gender and Universities: Politics, Passion and Pedagogies

Dec 16, 2014 | One Comment
Feminism, Gender and Universities: Politics, Passion and Pedagogies

by Emily F. Henderson Institute of Education, University of London Ehenderson01@ioe.ac.uk ioe-ac.academia.edu/EmilyHenderson Miriam E. David. Feminism, Gender and Universities: Politics, Passion and Pedagogies Ashgate (2014) If you take a look at the photograph on the front cover of Feminism, Gender and Universities, you will see a roomful of people at an event, all looking towards ...

FWSA Executive Committee Recruitment

Dec 16, 2014 | No Comments
FWSA Executive Committee Recruitment

We are recruiting for two new Executive members – a newsletter officer, and a blog/social media officer. These are key roles for the FWSA, providing an outlet for sharing member news as well as promoting the association. Terms of office run for 3 years and it is expected the Executive members will engage with the ...

Rebecca J. Fraser, Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America: From Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress

Dec 9, 2014 | No Comments
Rebecca J. Fraser, Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America: From Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress

Jennifer Nicol Loughborough University Rebecca J. Fraser, Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America: From Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)   Rebecca J. Fraser’s Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America: From Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress is a fine example of careful research and eloquent story-telling. Understood in ...

The Oral Contraceptive Trade in Britain: Marketing ‘the Pill’ 1961 – 1969

Dec 5, 2014 | No Comments
The Oral Contraceptive Trade in Britain: Marketing ‘the Pill’ 1961 – 1969

The latest image gallery from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) invites viewers to reconsider histories of early hormonal contraceptives. Hormonal contraceptives, informally known as ‘the Pill’, were first marketed in Britain in 1961. The advent of the oral contraceptive is frequently cited as a significant moment of change in social history, which gave ...

My Clothes aren’t my Consent

Dec 4, 2014 | No Comments
My Clothes aren’t my Consent

by Hannah Karpinski ‘Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimised’- Constable Michael Sanguinetti The clothes of a woman do not make rape acceptable; a woman can wear clothes for comfort, for self-esteem, for identity- but these notions do not condone rape. Yes, we can be critical of other people’s outfits ...

Upstairs At The Party by Linda Grant

Dec 1, 2014 | No Comments

 by Anna Kirsch Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant is published by Virago, price £14-99. Throughout Upstairs at the Party there is the sense of loss and nostalgia for a period of youth and freedom in an era that lends itself more to mythology than to history. Linda Grant obviously draws on her experience from ...

CFP: Writing Women’s Lives

Nov 28, 2014 | No Comments
CFP: Writing Women’s Lives

COLLOQUIUM: “WRITING WOMEN’S LIVES” _______ Bath Spa University, Saturday 25th April, 2015 Proposals are invited from researchers (including those engaged in postgraduate study) for papers and provocations to be presented at this interdisciplinary one-day event, on the subject of Writing Women’s Lives. This colloquium is an opportunity for all those engaged or interested in this area ...

Gender, War, and Conflict

Nov 28, 2014 | One Comment

 by Katherine Williams Sjoberg, Laura. Gender, War, and Conflict. Polity Press: 2014 It is often the case that most traditional academic works on war, and theories thereof, do not discuss women, or men from a gender perspective, at all. As well as an ongoing silence regarding women as rational actors with political agency, gender has been neglected ...