YASN Workshop on Gender and Sexuality

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  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: Grant Room 311 Michael Sadler Building
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This workshop will see postgraduate students, researchers and academics from a number of institutions come together to focus on the themes of gender and sexuality in the African continent from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. Themes include Rhetoric and Representation, Violence, Norms and Dissonance.

Programme

10.15
Coffee and opening remarks

10.30-12.30
Session 1: RHETORIC AND REPRESENTATION
Manel Zouabi (Centre for Women’s Studies, York), Post-revolutionary Tunisia: sexualizing women-political activists in digital media
Brendon Nicholls (English, Leeds), Ken Saro-Wiwa, Heteronormativity and Gender Politics
Shane Doyle (History, Leeds), STD campaigns and sexual morality in East Africa

12.30-13.30
Lunch

13.30-15.30
Session 2: NORMS AND DISSONANCE
Bev Orton (Criminology and Criminal Justice, Hull), So what’s New?: Sex and sexuality in post-apartheid South Africa
Jane Plastow (English, Leeds) and Katie McQuaid (Geography, Leeds), In search of the Frierean ‘plenitude of the praxis’ of action and reflection for women from Walukuba: thinking through an activist approach using theatre and ethnography
Will Jackson (History, Leeds), Queering the family in segregation-era South Africa

15.30
Closing remarks
Adriaan van Klinken (Theology and Religious Studies, Leeds), New directions in the study of African sexuality

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