Thursday, 4 February 2010

Symposium on The Body

This year’s our annual Media and Cultural Studies Symposium takes place on Friday 19th February  and centres around the theme of ‘The Body’. Alongside papers from staff in media and cultural studies, we are delighted to welcome two outside speakers, Ruth Holliday (Professor of Gender and Culture, University of Leeds) and Sharon Hayes (Senior Lecturer, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology).

The event runs from 10.00-3.30 in GEE219, on the Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome but places are strictly limited so please email Joanne Hollows to reserve a place if you wish to attend.

The Programme for the Event is as follows:
10.00-10.15: registration
10.15-10.30: welcome
10.30-11.45: session 1: the body, class and citizenship (Chair: Joanne Hollows)
Ruth Holliday, All Tits and Bum: Classing Feminist squeamishness at the 'plastic' body
Steve Jones, Cycling and Citizenship
11.45-12.00: break
12.00-1.15: session 2: the body, sound and music (Chair: Dave Woods)
Gary Needham, Donna Summer: disco and the embodiment of orgasm
Russell Murray, Body/Sound - Sound/Body
1.15-2.15: lunch break
2.15 – 3.30: session 3: ‘deviant’ bodies (Chair: Ben Taylor)
Simon Cross, Mad Bodies: Seeing and Reading the Historical Image of Insanity
Sharon Hayes, The moral temporality of sex, taboo and the body
(Photo credit: Jason Drakeford. Permissions.)

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