Open Seminar

College Department of Media and Communications
on behalf of MeCCSA Women’s Media
Studies Network,
invite all interested women academics and postgraduates to
an open seminar.

Advance registration required: This event is free.
Please email Natalie Fenton (
for further details and to reserve a place.


1.30 – 2pm


2 – 3.30pm

Session 1

  • Sara Ahmed, Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths
    Doing Diversity work
  • Joanna Zylinska, Department of Media and Communications,
    Goldsmiths College
    The Secret of Life: Bio-ethics between
    corporeal and corporate obligations
  • Joan Haran, Department of Sociology, Cardiff University
    Hope, Abjection and Social Transformation : Feminist
    Science Fiction as Technology for Change
3.30 – 4pm


4 – 5.30pm

Session 2

  • Sharon Lockyer, School of Media and Cultural Production,
    De Montfort University
    Only Joking: The Ethics and Consequences of fooling Around
  • Angela Mcrobbie, Department of Media and Communications,
    Goldsmiths College
    ‘Baring all’ – Feminism, Neo-liberal Culture and ‘Bare
  • Ros Gill, Gender Institute, LSE
    To Midriff: Advertising
    and sexualisation in the 21st century


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