Thu 14th June, 2018, 1pm to 2pm
Genders Past, Present and Future
Part of Loughborough University Arts Festival
Thu 14 June 2018
1pm – 2pm
MHL117a/b, Martin Hall
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU
Jennifer Cooke, Sarah Parker, Catherine Rees on Genders Past, Present, and Future.
Jennifer Cooke, Sarah Parker, Catherine Rees and her project collaborator Danial Sage (from the Business School) will all deliver a ten minute presentations of their research followed by a round table discussion about gender and identity in the present moment, with a particular focus on feminism and masculinity.
Dr Jennifer Cooke is a poet and Senior Lecturer at Loughborough. Her research interests lie in twentieth and twenty-first-century experimental writing, from modernism through to contemporary poetics and life-writing; in critical and literary theory, especially in theories of intimacy, affect and emotion; gender theory and feminism; and in the representation and politics of social and relational organisation.
Sarah Parker's research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, with an emphasis on women’s poetry, decadence and aestheticism, gender and sexualities, and visual cultures. She completed a Masters in Sexual Dissidence and Culture at the University of Sussex and gained her PhD at University of Birmingham in 2012, and went on to be an Impact Research Fellow at the University of Stirling from 2013-2015. She currently teaches Narrative Forms and Fiction, Victorian Literature and Neo-Victorianism at Loughborough University.
Catherine Rees is Programme Director for Drama. Her research is mainly focused on contemporary British and Irish political theatre, with more recent research exploring the position of gender in the theatre. She is also currently writing two books for Palgrave; one entitled Adaptation and Nation, which explores contemporary adaptations and their national contexts, and a critical companion guide - Contemporary British Drama: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism.
Loughborough University Arts Festival
Wed 6 - Fri 15 June 2018
This term sees the launch of a brand new Arts Festival at the University, celebrating the creative arts here on campus. There is a programme of FREE daytime and early evening events, talks and workshops featuring students' work, academics, alumni and invited guests. Speakers include internationally known artist Michael Landy, crime writer Kate Rhodes and Masterchef food critic/writer William Sitwell.