CFP: ‘Symfrozium’: A study day on Frozen (2013)

Mar 2, 2015 | No Comments
CFP: ‘Symfrozium’: A study day on Frozen (2013)

  12th May 2015 Released in 2013, Frozen has become the most successful animated film of all time. Widely touted in popular discourse as Disney’s ‘first foray into feminism’ the film’s apparent privileging of female kinship over heterosexual romance has been seen as marking the film out from its precursors in the Disney ‘princess’ franchise. ...

CFP: Gendering Happiness: the power of pleasure

Feb 27, 2015 | No Comments
CFP: Gendering Happiness: the power of pleasure

  We call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Gender Studies to be published in the Journal of Gender Studies in early 2017.   This special issue will interrogate the meanings, constructions, uses and abuses of ‘happiness’ and the power of pleasure through a gendered intersectional lens from interdisciplinary perspectives.   ...

Fashion, Freedom and Feminism: How technology saved us from burning our bras

Feb 26, 2015 | No Comments
Fashion, Freedom and Feminism: How technology saved us from burning our bras

By Lori Smith People often mention ‘bra burning’ when they speak of second wave feminism, as if an allegedly oppressive undergarment was the most important thing that the feminist movement fought against in the late twentieth century. They also talk about it as if this were complete and utter truth, when it is more likely ...

‘Hear Me Roar!’ Weekend Festival

Feb 25, 2015 | No Comments
‘Hear Me Roar!’ Weekend Festival

In the weekend leading up to International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March, Lancaster Arts City will be hosting its first Hear Me Roar! weekender as part of March 2015′s First Friday programme and in collaboration with the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies at Lancaster University. The festival will celebrate the achievements of women past, present ...

Book Release: The Racket: A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe

Feb 24, 2015 | No Comments
Book Release: The Racket: A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe

  The Racket A rogue reporter vs the masters of the universe by Matt Kennard Publication date: 9th April 2015 ‘A crucial exposé of the powerful, of injustice, and of the war against the poor. It should inspire all of us to fight back.’ - Owen Jones, author of Chavs and The Establishment ‘Matt Kennard threw away a cushy career ...

Becoming Mrs Someone Else: What’s in a Name?

Feb 23, 2015 | One Comment
Becoming Mrs Someone Else: What’s in a Name?

By Bianca Franqueira Hanks   (‘name n. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others….’) In recent years, as I have watched more and more of my peers shuffle off into marriage, one thing that never fails to fascinate me is that age old question relating to what happens to ...

CFP: The Gendered Politics of Production: Girls and Women as Media Producers

Feb 19, 2015 | No Comments
CFP: The Gendered Politics of Production: Girls and Women as Media Producers

Tuesday June 16, 2015 at Middlesex University London Keynote Speaker: Professor Mary Celeste Kearney (University of Notre Dame, USA) Girls and women are arguably producing more media than ever before. As bloggers, vloggers and “tweeters”, filmmakers, television showrunners, web designers, game developers, and musicians – to name only a few – girls and women are ...

Time for Questions and Switching places: When men are made into the commodity and women become ‘the pimp’.

Feb 17, 2015 | No Comments
Time for Questions and Switching places: When men are made into the commodity and women become ‘the pimp’.

By Alice Rowlands   Reverse role play anyone? … Starting with a bad joke is never the best, but I thought it would be appropriate considering the topic of the day! In the last post I discussed the unfair ways in which women are presented in both male and female artists’ music videos. This isn’t ...

Black British Feminism: Past, Present & Futures March 2015

Feb 13, 2015 | No Comments
Black British Feminism: Past, Present & Futures March 2015

CONFERENCE INVITE 14 MARCH 2015, BRIXTON   As an individual committed to equality and justice, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend ‘Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Futures’. In collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives and Chardine Taylor-Stone, this one-day conference trace black feminist journeys and legacies into the present. ...