Michaelmas Term, 2016

19 October (Wednesday Week 2), 5.15 pm: Seminar

Christ Church, Lecture Room 2

Serena Alessi (Royal Holloway, University of London) – ‘Re-writing the canon and re-thinking the myth’

Sahba Shayani (University of Oxford) – ‘Women and Female Authority in Early Modern and Modern Iranian Poetry’


2 November (Wednesday Week 4), 5.15 pmWomen’s Studies & Gender Studies: a Roundtable Event

Balliol College, Lecture Room 23

Followed by drinks reception

The Gender & Authority TORCH Network, in collaboration with the Centre for Gender, Identity, and Subjectivity, are hosting a roundtable discussion on the continuities, differences, and comparative advantages of framing one’s research in terms of ‘Gender studies’ or ‘Women’s studies’. The roundtable, featuring speakers from a range of University of Oxford faculties, programmes, and research networks, will aim to address a series of questions on the methodological continuities, divergences and complementarity of ‘Gender Studies’ and ‘Women’s Studies’. Speakers will be invited to respond to a number of questions and the floor will be opened to further responses from attendants. The roundtable will be followed by a drinks reception at 6.45pm. This promises to be a great occasion to showcase research currently taking place in Oxford and also to encourage new connections and collaborations. All welcome.

Joana Serrado, from the Centre for Gender, Identity & Subjectivity

Julia Mannherz, from the History Faculty

Maria Jaschok & Khin Mar Mar Kyi, from the International Gender Studies Centre

Lynn Robson, from the Mst in Women’s Studies Programme

Mara Keire, from the Rothermere American Institute

Alison Moulds, from the Women in Oxford’s History Podcast Series


16 November (Wednesday Week 6), 5.15 pm: Seminar

Christ Church, Lecture Room 2

Katherine Watson (University of Roehampton) – “‘Feminism has at last tinged the ballet’: Bronislava Nijinska’s ballets Les Noces (1923) and Les Biches (1924) as feminist canon”

Annika Forkert (University of Bristol) – ‘The Subject of Women’s Music Has Bitched Me All My Life’: Elisabeth Lutyens, Edward Clark, and the Complexity of Canonicity’