A Feminist Success Story

Aug 30, 2014 | No Comments
A Feminist Success Story

by Sara Read   Back when the study of early modern women’s writing was in its infancy, four academics near the start of their careers decided to produce an anthology of women’s writing to help make rare works more accessible and teachable. Elspeth Graham, Hilary Hinds, Elaine Hobby and Helen Wilcox all chose 3 women ...

Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by Theresa O’Keefe

Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments
Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by Theresa O’Keefe

by Alicia Izharuddin Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements by Theresa O’Keefe (2013, Palgrave MacMillan) Theresa O’Keefe’s 2013 monograph ‘Feminist Identity Development and Activism in Revolutionary Movements’ offers fascinating and thought-provoking anthropological findings on the conundrum of armed female combatants in violent nationalist conflicts. Feminist literature on nationalist struggles has found plenty of evidence ...

The University of Southampton Feminist Society

Aug 19, 2014 | No Comments
The University of Southampton Feminist Society

Facebook: facebook.com/groups/sufemsoc Twitter: @sufemsoc The University of Southampton Feminist Society is about to enter its sixth year. “Femsoc” as it is known on campus is a vibrant and active community. We hold weekly discussion meetings as well as film nights, fundraising events and fun feminist socials! Our society is open to everyone, regardless of gender. ...

BODIES OF EXCESS: AINTREE RACES

Aug 15, 2014 | One Comment
BODIES OF EXCESS: AINTREE RACES

by Gemma Ahearne This was originally posted here Updated to add Grand National stereotype fight back after unfair headlines mentioning Plasticdollheads I was happy when I saw this Scouse Bird Versus the Daily Mail because it at least starts to address how the Daily Mail and other right wing press frame the women who attend.Scouse Bird gives a ...

Illusions in Contemporary Women’s Writing: Secrets, Lies, and Deceptions

Aug 15, 2014 | No Comments
Illusions in Contemporary Women’s Writing: Secrets, Lies, and Deceptions

Moving Beyond Boundaries: Student Perspective

Aug 14, 2014 | No Comments
Moving Beyond Boundaries: Student Perspective

In this post, sixth-form student Katherine Holmes shares her thoughts on the Moving Beyond Boundaries project and women’s history. For more details of the Teaching Women’s History Project please visit here  The women’s history project during our Personal Development Programme every week has been absolutely brilliant in opening our eyes to such a significant (but mainly unspoken) ...

Beauty in Older Women: On Tour

Aug 12, 2014 | No Comments
Beauty in Older Women: On Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Visitor’s book Beauty In Older Women An Edo Zollo Photography Project @ Letchworth Arts Centre SG6 3EW 9th – 29th September 2014 After the exhibition opened to widespread acclaim in London, with rave reviews in the national press and on television,  it is a real treat to announce that the exhibition is on the road, ...

Penguin’s new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: securing the image, securing the female child.

Aug 9, 2014 | 11 Comments
Penguin’s new cover for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: securing the image, securing the female child.

by Jessica Sage In a marketing move that will no doubt be up for discussion at the next departmental meeting, Penguin launched a new Modern Classics cover on their Facebook page this week, asking readers to guess which novel the cover was for.  It was not, as some guessed, for Lolita or Valley of the ...

Mary Hays: Wollstonecraft’s Disciple and Unsex’d Female.

Aug 7, 2014 | No Comments
Mary Hays: Wollstonecraft’s Disciple and Unsex’d Female.

by Emma Butcher Mary Hays (1760-1843) secures her place in history as one of the radical disciples of Mary Wollstonecraft. Although acknowledged alongside the likes of Helen Maria Williams, Elizabeth Incbald and Charlotte Turner Smith as an important female revolutionary of the eighteenth century, she is often eclipsed by Wollstonecraft, with her famous family and ...