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Sexuality Summer School: Queer Arts as Activism

06 May 2015

Public events on and around campus from 18 to 22 May 2015

Charles Ludlam in Bluebeard

The Sexuality Summer School is a five-day event for postgraduates, organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University siince 2008 and funded by the Faculty of Humanities, and partnered by Manchester Pride, Contact and Screen.

In 2015 it will bring to Manchester a combination of scholars, artists, performers, filmmakers and writers. to facilitate dialogue and discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture.

The public events below accompany the Sexuality Summer School. All events, apart from David Hoyle’s “I, Victim” at Contact, are free with no booking required. First come first served: arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Public events

  • Monday, 18 May (12-2pm)
    Public Lecture with art historian and filmmaker Gavin Butt (Goldsmiths):
    Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY
    For recommended readings to accompany this public lecture, please visit: Gavin Butt readings
       
  • Monday, 18 May (5-6.30pm)
    “Why Sing?” Roundtable with clips. Filmmaker John Greyson (York, CA) in conversation with Richard Dyer (Kings) and Lisa Henderson (UMass Amherst)
    Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY
       
  • Monday, 18 May (6.45-8.30pm)
    Screening of John Greyson’s Fig Trees (2009, 109 mins)
    Venue: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Cambridge Street, M1 5BY
         
  • Tuesday, 19 May (5-7pm)
    Performance lecture with photographer and artist Del LaGrace Volcano: “INTER*ME: Give me an L! G! B! T! I! Q! or How I Lived (Through) my Acronymous Identities”
    Venue: John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
       
  • Wednesday, 20 May (8-10pm)
    “I, Victim” Performance by David Hoyle 
    Venue: Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, M15 6JA
    To book, visit: contactmcr.com/davidhoyle or call 0161 274 0600
       
  • Thursday, 21 May (5-7pm)
    Public Lecture with writer and filmmaker Sarah Schulman (CUNY): 
    “Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair”
    Venue: John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Road, M13 9PL
    For recommended readings, visit: Sexuality Summer School: Sarah Schulman

All events, apart from David Hoyle’s “I, Victim” at Contact, are free with no booking required. First come first served: arrive early to avoid disappointment.

These public events accompany the Sexuality Summer School, a five-day event for postgraduates, organised by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester since 2008 and funded by the University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities, and partnered by Manchester Pride, Contact and Screen. 

The Sexuality Summer School brings together postgraduates, researchers and international scholars, and also artists and film makers, to facilitate dialogue and discussions that speak to contemporary debates in queer and feminist sexuality studies, with a particular emphasis on the interdisciplinary study of culture.

Further information and updates

For more information about the Sexuality Summer School, including details of previous events:

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