Seminars and Lectures

Failures, Futures & the Queerness of Fat Sex: Francis Ray White (London Medical Sociology Group Meeting Wed 24 June 2015)

‘Failures, Futures and the Queerness of Fat Sex’ Francis Ray White (University of Westminster) London Medical Sociology Group meeting Wednesday 24th June 6-7pm Abstract: In the context of the obesity ‘epidemic’ fat people’s sex lives are cast as sterile, sexually dysfunctional or just plain non-existent. This paper analyzes medical discourses Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Blind Creations: International Conference & Micro Arts Festival (Royal Holloway, 28-30 June 2015)

This three-day international conference and micro arts festival,which will take place between 28 June and 30 June 2015, seeks to explore the relationship between blind people and artistic creation. Our definition of ‘blind person’ is broad, encompassing anyone who might be defined as having ‘non-normative vision’ and / or who Read more…

Call for Papers

Reading & Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine & Culture, 1790-1914 (Workshop, Oxford, 26 March 2015)

Reading and Replicating Bodies: Mimicry in Medicine and Culture, 1790-1914 26th March 2015. 10.45-18.00 (registration from 9.45) One-day Interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the Wellcome Trust. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), University of Oxford In the Nineteenth century, to read a body was to replicate it. From making Read more…

Conferences and Symposiums

Biomedical Sciences and the Maternal Body (Symposium, Southampton, 21 Feb 2015)

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES AND THE MATERNAL BODY One day free symposium organised by the Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network (PGCWWN) University of Southampton, 21st February 2015. This one day FREE symposium seeks to examine the relationship between biomedical science and the maternal body as represented in the works of contemporary women writers. Read more…

Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

Self-portrait without Breasts (Poetry reading, King’s College London, 24 Feb 2015)

Self-portrait without Breasts 18.30 Tuesday 24 February 2015 Nash Theatre King’s College London, Strand Campus WC2R 2LS Clare Best presents poems from her autobiographical poem cycle Self-portrait without Breasts alongside photographs by Laura Stevens. Free event, but booking required: For more about the project please visit the web site.

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