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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL
Common Room


The Centre for Gender, Identity, and Subjectivity (CGIS) are hosting a research, reading, and discussion group. Designed to accompany Gender, Women and Culture Seminars, which run fortnightly in Hilary 2017 and Trinity 2017 Terms, these sessions will offer a collaborative and creative place to discuss ideas and insights across a range of themed topics.

Oxford has many opportunities to learn from experts: this is a place to learn from your peers by discussing broad topics with like-minds and open-minds. This group is open to students, graduate and faculty staff.  We welcome facilitators from across disciplines, as historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and those working in literature, theology, politics and women’s studies have much to learn from each other as we look at issues of interest in both the past and the present. We hope to take a fun, refreshing and interactive approach to these sessions, so please come prepared both to talk and listen.

This session will be on the theme of ‘International Women’s Day’.

•         Professor Ruth Harris will be discussing: Judith Walkowitz, ‘Jack the Ripper and the myth of male violence’, Feminist Studies, vol 8 , 1982, pp. 542-78.

•         Dr Rachel Moss will be discussing: Judith M. Bennett ‘Medievalism and Feminism’ Speculum, vol. 68, no. 2, 1993, pp. 309–331.

•          Professor Lyndal Roper will be discussing: Natalie Zemon Davis ‘Women on Top’ in Society and Culture in Early Modern France (Stanford, 1975), pp. 124-51.

Do come along and join in! Email if you do not have access to any of these readings

Contact name: 
Zoe Thomas
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