Centre for Feminist Research, Goldsmiths, Summer 2016
Tuesday May 3, Queer futures and World-building. Panel discussion with Toronto artists and co-founders of Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), Allyson Mitchell and Deirdre Logue with Professor Sara Ahmed (Goldsmiths), Dr Catherine Grant (Goldsmiths) and Nazmia Jamal (teacher and curator), 3-5pm, RHB Cinema. http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=9761
Wednesday May 4, Bodies and Borders. A panel discussion looking at the ways that (nation-state) borders address bodies, particularly by drawing on feminist and decolonial scholarship. Chaired by Dr Leila Whitley (Konstanz, CFR), with Chandra Frank (Goldsmiths), Goldie Osuri (Warwick), and Dr. Alyosxa Tudor (SOAS/LSE), 6-7.30, LG01, PSH. http://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=9783
Thursday May 5, Feminist Classics Revisited 4 (this series is co-hosted with Sociology, Cambridge University, this year the event will be at Cambridge), 1-5pm. We will be revisiting the classic collection Nature, Culture and Gender (edited by Carol MacCormack and Marilyn Strathern, published 1980) with Dame Marilyn Strathern. This event will be followed at 5-6pm by a book launch for a new publication by Strathern, Before and After Gender, a book that was written in the 1970’s and was hither-too unpublished. It includes an introduction by Professor Sarah Franklin and an Afterword by Professor Judith Butler. (Darwin Room, The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street).
Friday May 27, Queer(ing) Femininities Workshop (organised by Dr Vikki Chalkin), times tbc, LG01 PSH. This day of discussion, art, and performance will celebrate and interrogate diverse fem(me)ininities and their position within queer and feminist culture and communities. Taking an explicitly intersectional approach, we will forefront the complexities of how queer fem(me)inities intersect with other aspects of lived or embodied identities, including class, race, age, dis/abilities, and gender and sexuality.
Thursday June 2, Guest Lecture, ‘Recognition Revisited: Transforming the Representation of Gender Violence Through Ethical Witnessing,’ María-José Gámez-Fuentes (Universitat Jaume, Castellón, Spain). 6-7.30, PSH 302. Co-hosted with Media and Communications.
Friday June 3, Archives Matter: Feminist, Queer and Decolonial Encounters conference (organised by Chandra Frank), conference keynote Professor Gloria Wekker, 8.30-6.30pm, LG01, PSH. Please note: pre-conference performance/ screenings will take place on Thursday June 2, in MRB Screen 1, 3.45-6pm. Further information about this event available here including a draft of the programme: https://archivesmatterconference.wordpress.com/.