Ahoy, a Feminist Reading Group (Gendered Subjects) in Newcastle!

Posted on January 10, 2012

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I have been hunting for a feminist reading group for a while, was even thinking of setting one up so I could chat to others about awesome books like Monique Wittig’s Les Guérillères, Nina Power’s One Dimensional Women, Valerie Solanas SCUM Manifesto and Joyce Carol Oates Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang and others. I wouldn’t want it to be an academic/school-only thing. Let me know if you’d be interested in coming along to something like this, yeah. But also thanks to the fabulous Rosie White, this was in my inbox this morning, it looks academic-inclined but I will probably check it out.

“We’d like to invite you to join us for the first session of the new Gendered Subjects Reading Group at Northumbria University.

We are an informal Gender Studies reading group open to postgraduate students and staff in the Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University and at other universities in the region. The group meets once a month to discuss one or two short texts set by the person leading the session. There is no set format for the reading group and we welcome different approaches and styles of debate. The primary purpose of this group is to provide a space in which material on gender, sexuality and identity can be discussed by informed readers – each bringing their own experiences, expertise and perspectives to the conversation. We hope it provides a useful place in which to rehearse and test out ideas about gender, sexuality and gendered subjects. The group is interdisciplinary, reflecting the nature and history of gender studies in the academy.
To be added to our mailing list email genderedsubjects28@gmail.com

Our first meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th January 5.00-6.30pm in room 032 of The Lipman Building at Northumbria University. The session will led by Clare Wiper, a PhD candidate at Northumbria University.
The reading for this session is as follows:
Crenshaw, K., (1991). Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review, 43(6), pp.1214. (Accessible at: http://www.publicscienceproject.org/wp-nt/themes/arras/images/pdf/6.pdf ).
Volpp, L., (2003). ‘On Culture, Difference and Domestic Violence’ Gender, Social Policy and Law, 10, pp.393

We very much hope to see you there.
You can read out blog here… http://genderedsubjects.blogspot.com/
Like us on Facebook here… http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/Gendered-Subjects/292117447501679
Why not follow us on Twitter too? https://twitter.com/#!/GenderedSubject

Best wishes
Rachel Robson, Katie Hindle and Amy Burns”

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