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FEMINIST REVIEW

2 Oct
Essay time (Postmodern Feminism): My Floor

Essay time (Postmodern Feminism): My Floor (Photo credit: tim.riley)

 

For those of you whom are interested in exploring Feminism at the academic level here is a very useful resource :

 

” Feminist Review is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal setting new agendas for feminism. Feminist Review invites critical reflection on the relationship between materiality and representation, theory and practice, subjectivity and communities, contemporary and historical formations. The FR Collective is committed to exploring gender in its multiple forms and interrelationships.

 

Feminist Review resists the increasing instrumentalisation of scholarship within British and international higher education and thus supports the generation of creative and innovative approaches to knowledge production. As well as academic articles we publish experimental pieces, visual and textual media and political interventions, including, for example, interviews, short stories, poems and photographic essays”

 

Find more about at < Feminist Review >

 

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” A Critical Theory of Sex” lecture by Stella Sandford (CRMEP)

12 Mar

Deutsch: Logo University of the Arts London

 

“A Critical Theory
of Sex”  on 21 March 2013 by Stella Sandford (CRMEP).

 

This lecture is part of the series ” Ten public lectures on philosophy, politics and the arts” , organised by ” Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and The London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins”

 

All the information about the lecture is provided in the link bellow.

http://newsevents.arts.ac.uk/event/ten-public-lectures-on-philosophy-politics-and-the-arts/

 

The sex/gender distinction has been fundamental to Anglophone feminist theory since the 1970s, in various different ways. Many feminists, seeing a direct political advantage in a vocabulary that allowed them to distinguish between what they saw as the biological reality of sex and normative masculinity and femininity, embraced ‘gender’ as a category of analysis. What is the relation of the sex/gender distinction and its theoretical vicissitudes to the social reality of everyday gendered lives? Has the sex/gender distinction ever made waves outside of feminist theory? In this lecture I will argue that the tendency of the popular cultural uses of the words ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ gives a false impression. The popular concept of sex is not the biological concept but its ideological deployment and as such the social reality of the idea of ‘sex’ is more important than its biological reality. Feminist theory requires a theoretically satisfying account of sex that is adequate to this social reality in order to oppose it. This is the role of a critical theory of sex.

 

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The lectures are free: arrive in good time to ensure a seat.

 

Thursdays, 18.00–20.00
Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London
Lecture Theatre E002
Granary Building
1 Granary Square
London N1C 4AA (Kings Cross tube

 

 

 

Ten public lectures on philosophy, politics and the arts

 

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