Sexuality Summer School 26 – 30 May: Queer Anatomies

Sexuality Summer School 26 – 30 May: Queer Anatomies

Public Events

Monday 26 May – 12-2 – lunchtime public lecture: Professor Jasbir Puar (Rutgers)

Monday 26 May – 6-8 – film screening at Cornerhouse: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012) followed by Q&A with director Jim Hubbard and Dr.Monica Pearl (Manchester)

Tuesday 27 May – 5-7 – public lecture: Professor Valerie Traub (Michigan and Simon Visiting Professorship, Manchester). Co-sponsored by SEXGEN northern network

Wednesday 28 May – evening performance at Contact: Peggy Shaw in her new show: RUFF  (sponsored by Science, Stroke, Art as part of Action on Stroke Month)

Thursday 29 May – 5-7 – public lecture: Professor Mary Bryson (University of British Columbia) and Chase Joynt (Chicago / tbc) on Queer Cancer  

These public events accompany the Sexuality Summer School, a five-day event for postgraduates, organized by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) at the University of Manchester since 2008. The Sexuality Summer School brings together postgraduates, researchers and international scholars, and also artists and filmmakers, 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. In 2014, our focus will be on cultural theories and histories of anatomy.

The Sexuality Summer School will also include workshops with Claudia Castañeda (Emerson), with Erika Alm and Kajsa Widegren (Gender Studies, Gothenburg) and members of CSSC at the University of Manchester, including: Jackie StaceyMonica PearlDavid AldersonDaniela Caselli and Laura Doan.

All public events are open to everyone. The public lectures are free, and tickets for the Cornerhouse screening and Contact performance can be purchased online at and

The Sexuality Summer School is sponsorship this year by the University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities, Cornerhouse, Contact, Manchester Pride, Stroke Association NW and SEXGEN.

Registration for the Sexuality Summer School is open to all PhD and Masters students and will go live on 14 February 2014 at

For more information about the Sexuality Summer School, including details of previous events, go to, email us and get on the mailing list at, find Sexuality Summer School on Facebook or tweet us @SSS_Manchester

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