2015 Dates

Feminist Cultures is the monthly lunchtime feminist reading group for the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex.
It’s a busy time of the year, so in place of the final May 2015 meeting we would like to recommend three events at University of Sussex that we think will interest you:

Tuesday 19 May, 2015, 9:30-17:30
NGender Second Annual Conference
Fulton Building, Falmer Campus, University of Sussex
Attendance is free but spaces are limited.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Book: http://onlineshop.sussex.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=24&catid=95&prodid=701

Saturday 30 May, 2015, 12-6pm

University of Sussex, Fulton Building, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9N2
Tickets: £13.50 includes lunch and refreshments.
Bookable in advance via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bccs-day-with-a-comics-tea-party-tickets-15795167772?ref=wpwidget
Steven Appleby, Professor Will Brooker, Kate Evans,
Dr Matt Green, 
Rachael House, Annie Lawson, Pen Mendonca,
Sofia Niazi,
Janette Parris, Dr Ernesto Priego,
Professor Roger Sabin, Nicola Streeten

12 June 2015, 0:900- 17:00
First Trans Studies Now Conference
University of Sussex campus
Conference Fee: university faculty £85; waged £40; unwaged/student £15. The conference fee includes lunch and refreshments.
Book: http://onlineshop.sussex.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=24&catid=95&prodvarid=111

Previous Feminist Cultures meetings:
For each meeting, a guest researcher was invited to select
a feminist text for discussion and began by introducing
how this text has influenced their personal research
and/or practice. PDF extracts of the texts that will be focused on
could be downloaded from the links added.

Wednesday 15 April 2015
Hannah Vincent, School of English

  • A Life’s Work: On becoming a Mother (2001)
    by Rachel Cusk (Introduction and chapter Motherbaby)
  • New Writing 13: No 13 (2005) edited by Ali Smith and Toby Litt (Introduction)
  • Extracts from Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution by Adrienne Rich (1977)
    A PDF of the texts can be downloaded from here

Wednesday 18 March 2015, 1-2pm
Madeleine Tester,
 School of Media, Film and Music
TEXT: The Laugh of the Medusa
by Helene Cixous
A PDF of the text can be downloaded from here

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Laura Gill
, School of English, University of Sussex
TEXT: The Madwoman in the Attic
(1979, Yale University Press)
by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar
A focus on Chapter One
PDF of text can be downloaded here

Wednesday 10 December 2014
Dominic Walker,
School of English, University of Sussex
TEXT: The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the Problems of Domination
(1988, Pantheon Books)
by Jessica Benjamin

Discussion was focused on the Introduction and
Chapter 4: The Oedipal Riddle
Pdf of the extracts can be downloaded from this link

Wednesday 19 November 2014
Zoe Young
Dept of Sociology, University of Sussex
TEXT: Housewife
(1974, Allen Lane)
by Ann Oakley
Pdfs of the extracts for discussion can be downloaded from this link: https://app.box.com/s/yd0icsnm5ccy6ii3doe2

Wednesday 29 October 2014
Dr Denise Turner
School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex
TEXT: Visible Women: Tales of Age, Gender and In/Visibility
(2012, Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
by Christine Bell
Pdfs of the extracts for discussion can be downloaded from this link: https://app.box.com/s/yd0icsnm5ccy6ii3doe2

Feminist Cultures is the monthly lunchtime
feminist reading group for the
Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
at the University of Sussex.
To find out more about the
Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies
visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sccs/

Contact: Nicola Streeten feministcultures@gmail.com