Marilyn Monroe: an unlikely feminist

Event Dates: 16 May 2018 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Marilyn Monroe: an unlikely feminist Was Marilyn Monroe a feminist? Join Birkbeck alumna and freelance screenwriter Gabriella Apicella, in conversation with Catherine Grant (Birkbeck) and Michelle Morgan author of The Girl: Marilyn Monroe, The …

Lynn Abrams – Pursuing autonomy: self-help and self fashioning amongst women in post-war Britain

Event Date: 11 May 2018 Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre Wilkins Building, UCL Campus, Gower Street London WC1E 6BT The Royal Historical Society presents: Professor Lynn Abrams (Glasgow) – Pursuing autonomy: self-help and self fashioning amongst women in post-war Britain The 1960s has been dubbed the ‘do-it-yourself decade’. This was the era when the women of the so-called ‘transition generation’ began …

Mothers by Jacqueline Rose: Book launch and discussion

    Event Date: 9 May 2018 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq. London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities  present: Mothers by Jacqueline Rose Book launch and discussion In Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty, Jacqueline Rose makes a simple argument: that motherhood is the place in our culture where we …

Angela Dimitrakaki – Situated Struggles: Sex Workers, Art Workers and the Politics of Freedom from Work

Event Date: 18 January 2018 Room 539 Malet Street Building Birkbeck University of London London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Dr Angela Dimitrakaki (Edinburgh) – Situated Struggles: Sex Workers, Art Workers and the Politics of Freedom from Work In recent years, the term ‘worker’ has entered a range of debates and struggles for recognition, over legitimacy, …

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Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal

Event Date:10 November 2016 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research presents: Jessica Benjamin in Conversation with Lynne Segal Jessica Benjamin is one of the best known contemporary psychoanalysts, whose work has had a profound impact on psychoanalysis, feminism and political activism. Her path-breaking book, The Bonds …

Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present

  Event Date: 30 June 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in association with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) presents: Feminism and Radical Utopianism, Past and Present Roundtable Discussion Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) in collaboration with the Raphael Samuel History Centre and Birkbeck Institute …

Fat Activism is Dangerous

  Event Date: 25 April 2016 Room 402 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in association with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) presents: Fat Activism is Dangerous Charlotte Cooper‘s latest book, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement (HammerOn Press) is a para-academic project; an example of research justice; …

Lynne Segal – The Age of Desire, the Desires of Ageing

Event Date: 19 June 2014 Horton Lecture Theatre 1 Royal Holloway, University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX   The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Royal Holloway, University of London presents: Keynote Lecture at the 2014 Postgraduate Colloquium Professor Lynne Segal (Anniversary Professor, Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London) – The Age of Desire, the Desires of …

Elizabeth Barnes – Going Beyond the Fundamental: Feminism in Contemporary Metaphysics

Event Date: 16 June 2014 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Elizabeth Barnes (Leeds) – Going Beyond the Fundamental: Feminism in Contemporary Metaphysics Elizabeth Barnes has been a senior lecturer at Leeds since 2006. Before going to Leeds she was a PhD student in the Vagueness Project of the Arche AHRC …