CFP: ‘Border Thinking’ Gender in South Asia

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay ‘Border Thinking’ Gender in South Asia Edited by Nazia Hussein and Saba Hussain Special issue for Third World Thematics: A third world quarterly journal   In South Asia we are at a critical juncture in the post-colonial history where countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are participating…

Katy Pilcher: Resisting (Hetero)Sexism, Resisting the Neoliberalisation of the University

Katy Pilcher, Aston University Resisting (hetero)sexism, resisting the neoliberalisation of the university: Thinking creatively about the teaching and learning of ‘sensitive’ issues surrounding gender and sexualities as a mode of resistance Drawing upon undergraduate student’s narratives, this research argues that thinking creatively about the teaching and learning of ‘sensitive’ issues surrounding gender and sexualities can…

Event: Gender, Sexuality and the Sensory: A one-day symposium

Gender, Sexuality and the Sensory   A one-day symposium    Hosted by Feminist Theory journal and the Gender, Sexuality and Culture and Visual and Sensory Research clusters in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.   Friday 19th May 2017, 10:00-18.00 University of Kent, Canterbury Grimond Building, Lecture Theatre 3   With the turn…

Event: Feminist Research Network

Feminist Research Network 20th Feb. 2-4pm Court Senate Suite, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde Prof. Karen Boyle, Co-Director of the Centre for Gender and Feminist Studies, University of Stirling Hiding in Plain Sight: Gender, Sexism and Media Coverage of the Jimmy Savile case In 2012 – less than 12 months after his death – TV personality…

Debating homogenous human identity in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series

By Chloe Dominique   ‘Rowling’s world of fantasy is one of hierarchy and prejudice’ (Mendelsohn, 2002:117)     Leve argues that there is a ‘specificity of assumptions that underlie conventional understandings of-identity’ (Leve, 2011:516). If Leve is correct, then does Rowling’s globally celebrated Harry Potter series feed into discourses of a neoliberal quest to find one’s true identity? A…

I Say It, Therefore It Is

by Umlolidunno This post was originally posted here I recently saw a 3 minute video entitled “Your Behaviour Creates Your Gender”, wherein Judith Butler summarises the notion of ‘gender performativity’. It’s possibly her most famous contribution to feminist academia: There are remnants of a good working definition of Gender here that most of us broadly…

Review of Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives

By Christianne F. Collantes “Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives” (Edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets)   This book is available free for download from the Atgender website. Please follow this link    As a former student of Women and Gender Studies (now embarking on the doctoral path and transitioning into becoming an educator…

Notes from Berlin: What is Queer-Feminist Psychiatry Critique?

by Stefanie Boulila Queer Berlin has a new independent research hub. Last month the Lili Elbe Archive for Trans* Inter Queer History celebrated its official launch in Berlin. The collection boasts with over 6000 documents dating back to 1688. "There is not much history out there about gender non-normativity. And if there is, it was…

Gendered Food Categories: Mythology, Men and Meat

by Amy Calvert In this post, I want to make use of Ferdinand de Saussure’s structuralist theory (later developed by Roland Barthes) to look at gendered food categories. I want to explore some of the linkages made between gender performance and food, specifically cultural connotations tying men and masculinity with meat. To do this, I…