Iniva – the Stuart Hall Library
EC2A 3BA London
Thursday, 10 December 2015 from 18:30 to 21:00
Booking, via the Eventbrite page, is essential.
To celebrate the publication of Dr Sam McBean’s Feminism’s Queer Temporalites (Routledge, 2015), Dr Victoria Browne’s Feminism, Time and Non-Linear History (Palgrave, 2014) and Dr Deborah Withers’s Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission: Theory, Practice and Cultural Heritage (Rowman Littlefield International, 2015) the authors are holding a reading event.
Each of these books offer different perspectives on why, and how, feminist histories travel across time, as well as the available models we have for conceptualizing feminism’s complex timing.
Browne’s text is a rich philosophical primer on philosophical approaches to time and history which develops a ‘polytemporal’ model of feminist time. McBean suggests that despite the dominance of linear, generational models of feminism’s timing, popular feminist texts evidence the anti-linear, asynchronous, and thus perhaps queerness of feminism’s timing. Withers interprets these issues through the theory and practice of cultural heritage, attending to how generational formations of feminism are composed through processes of transmission, be they technical, cultural, economic or practical.
Please join us to discuss and reflect on these books, and think further about temporality, history and transmission within feminism.
Structure of the event
The reading event will be in two parts. In this first section the authors will offer a short response to each others’ books.
The second half will be an informal reading group.
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss one chapter from each book. Chapters will be made available after participants confirm their attendance.
The reading event is free to attend but places are limited so be sure to be book your place. Rowman & Littlefield International is also offering a 25% discount on copies of Feminism, Digital Culture and the Politics of Transmission. Copies can be reserved via the Eventbrite page and collected at the event. Please note that there will be no copies for sale at the event itself.
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