Laura Mulvey: Towards Other Cinemas – Sat 16 Sep, 6pm

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Launching their series Towards Other Cinemas, writer and filmmaker Sue Clayton and film theorist and writer Laura Mulvey will present some of their early works. They will be joined by Helen de Witt to discuss these, and their recent editorial collaboration on the book Other Cinemas: Politics, Culture and Experimental Film in the 1970s. They will discuss the boundaries between making and writing, and consider the ways in which histories are reconceived over time. An anthology of essays, Other Cinemasincludes voices both established and new and explores strands, theories and politics as well as works important to this rich context. As a series, Towards Other Cinemas, aims to re-activate conversations about experimental film and video making in 1970s Britain which are both historical and new, recognising the diverse achievements of this time.

Sue Clayton and Laura Mulvey will be in conversation with Helen de Witt between screenings of AMY! and Song of the Shirt.

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Call for Abstracts: The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. Deadline – Friday 1 September 2017

Call for Abstracts

The Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick will host an interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar Series in the academic year 2017/2018. We would like to invite papers from postgraduate students working in, but not limited to the following areas:

  • Media, Culture and Gender Representations
  • Work, Employment and the Family
  • Gender and Education
  • Politics and Power
  • (Trans) national Gender
  • Intersections of Gender, ‘Race’, Class, Disability and Age
  • Transgender and Sexualities
  • Feminism and Women’s Rights
  • Masculinities and Femininities
  • Feminist Theories and Methodologies
  • New Media and Digital Technologies
  • Histories of Feminist Movements, Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender, the Body and Embodiment
  • Postcolonial debates and Gender

We welcome submissions, both conventional and innovative, from any disciplines on gender related topics. Seminars will take place on three or four afternoons across the Autumn and Spring terms (dates and timings TBC). Attendance is open to everyone.

The seminar series aims to:

  • Foster discussions on questions of/around gender
  •  Provide a safe and comfortable space for students to present their research
  • Create an opportunity to fine-tune presentation skills

Abstracts should be:

  • Maximum 200 words
  • Submitted along with a brief biography of the author (max 100 words); including their institution, department, andresearch interests. If undertaking empirical research please also provide a brief summary of methodology.
  • Submitted by Friday 1 September 2017

Please email abstracts to cswgseminarseries@gmail.com. Abstracts will be peer reviewed. If successful, you will hear from us in the week commencing Monday 18th September 2017 and will be allocated a seminar between October 2017 and March 2018. Funds may also be available to help contribute to travel expenses.

If you have any further questions, please do email us at cswgseminarseries@gmail.com

Or get in touch via Facebook

For more information about the CSWG at University of Warwick, please visit: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/research/centres/gender

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CFP: ‘The End of the Experts?’ Interdisciplinary Responses to 2016 – deadline 25 June 2017

‘The End of the Experts?’ Interdisciplinary Responses to 2016

Nottingham Trent University, 6-7 September 2017

‘People in this country have had enough of experts’ – Michael Gove

End of the Expert’? is an interdisciplinary conference that invites responses to 2016, its build up, consequences, the questions it raises, possible solutions and aftermaths we are yet to face. Arguably, now more than ever we need forms of expertise to address the diverse issues that culminated in 2016. This is an appeal to show why expertise, in all its forms, is still relevant today.

2016 was a momentous year. Globally, significant events took place which altered our conception of society, politics, identity and culture. From Celebrity Deaths to Syria, Brexit to Black Lives Matter, Olympics to Elections, Referendums to Reproductive Rights, Healthcare to Hate Crime, Trump to Terrorism. This conference provides a platform for creative and critical responses to 2016. Which events led to this already infamous year? What are the immediate effects? What are we yet to see? How can and should we respond?

Papers addressing the broad themes of Politics, Identity, Culture and Society are encouraged. Topics might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Climate Change and Scepticism
  • Brexit
  • The Trump Campaign
  • Global Elections
  • Post-Truth and Alternative Facts
  • Fascism
  • #blacklivesmatter
  • Dakota Pipeline and Standing Rock
  • Conflict in Syria
  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Mistrust of the Media
  • #bringbackourgirls
  • Olympics and Sporting Culture
  • Nuclear ThreatsHacking
  • Political Tensions in Turkey
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Celebrity Deaths
  • Migration and the ‘Refugee Crisis’
  • Feminism(s) and Their Backlash
  • White Supremacy
  • The Colombia Peace Deal
  • Impeachments: South Korea, Guatemala, Brazil and beyond
  • Trans Rights
  • Class and Capital
  • ‘The Establishment’
  • Murder of Berta Cáceres
  • The War on Drugs
  • Populism
  • Healthcare and TPP
  • The Orlando Shooting

Please submit contributions by 25 June 2017, via email to endoftheexpert@gmail.com. Questions and expressions of interest can also be addressed to Sabrina Moro (sabrina.moro2016@my.ntu.ac.uk) in advance of the deadline.

Further information: see the attached call for papers OR the conference website endoftheexpert.wordpress.com.

Best regards,

Sabrina Moro

for ‘The End of the Experts?’ organising committee

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