We’re back with another instalment of our digest featuring the latest events and opportunities we’ve sourced that are coming up in the next week.
Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.
MAY/HEM Festival: a curation of installation and performance works by the Final Year BA Drama students as part of their performance dissertation module.
The festival will take place at Oxford House in Bethnal Green (Tuesday, Wednesday) and at Queen Mary (Thursday).
Sexual Cultures Research Group present: Sara Ahmed | Wed 17 May | 18:00 | QMUL – Mile End, ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre
The Sexual Cultures Research Group is pleased to announce their third event, a public lecture by Sara Ahmed entitled ‘Queer Use’:
‘The lecture draws from my current research into “the uses of use.” In this lecture I reflect on the gap between the intended function of an object and how an object is used as a gap with a queer potential. I do not simply affirm that potential, but offer instead an account of how institutional and sexual cultures are built to enable some uses more than others. Small acts of use are the building block of habit: use can build walls as well as worlds. To bring out the queerness of use requires a world-dismantling effort; to queer use is to make usage into a crisis.’
Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer, scholar, and activist. She is the author of Living a Feminist Life, Willful Subjects, On Being Included, The Promise of Happiness, and Queer Phenomenology.
English PGR Seminar Series: Nick Freeman | Thu 18 May 2017 | 17:15 | QMUL – Mile End, Lock Keeper’s Cottage
You are warmly invited to the final English Postgraduate Research Seminar of 2016/17 with Nick Freeman, of Loughborough University. He will present ‘‘A middle-class and mediocre book’: Posing, Parody and the Wilde Style, 1894-1904′.
Nick Freeman is Reader in Late-Victorian Literature at Loughborough University. He has published widely on the literature and culture of the fin de siècle, and is the author of 1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain and a recent edition of Arthur Symons’ Spiritual Adventures.
Lyndal Roper will present the annual lecture entitled: ‘Cleverness is the garment that suits women least – Luther and Women’.
Jobs & Paid Internships
The Admissions Office at QMUL is looking to recruit a team of telephone operators to work on its Clearing Hotline, which is usually in operation for about four – five days in August.
Opportunities & Volunteering
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Calls for Papers
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To add a listing to next week’s digest please email us by Friday 19 May 2017 at 17:00.
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