Tessa Perkins Memorial Event

Rooms 1028/9, Level 10, The Owen Building, City Campus,
Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB, UK
(enter at Main Reception, level 5 and follow the signs to
the event)

This event commemorates the work of Tessa
, who died last year. Tessa was subject leader
of media studies at Sheffield
Hallam University
and on the executive of the Media,
Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA).
The event covers aspects of research and policy that represent
some of Tessa’s wide variety of practical and theoretical

Tessa was an active supporter of the Women’s
Media Studies Network of MeCCSA and the Network are
organising this event in conjunction with Media and Communication
Studies at Sheffield Hallam.

The event is free and all colleagues, women and
men, are most warmly welcome.


1.00 – 1.30pm

Tea and coffee available in Room 1029


Event starts in Room 1028

1.30 – 3.15pm

Panel  discussion:

The veiling of diversity: media representation
of Muslim women

Myra Macdonald, University of Stirling

Making sameness visible: homoeroticism and
cloning in the cinema

Jackie Stacey, Lancaster University

Media Studies: Women graduates and employability
Sue Thornham, Sussex University

3.15 – 3.30pm

Tea and coffee

3.30 – 4.15pm

Keynote address:
Gender and Equality and the Novelty of the Northern Ireland

Beatrix Campbell, writer and broadcaster, Visiting Professor,
Women’s Studies, Newcastle University

4.15 – 5.00pm

Before (and after) she was a virgin: Remembering Doris
Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University

5.00 – 5.30pm

Presentation discussion

If you have any queries about the event please email Margaret
Montgomerie from the organising committee at mamontgo@aol.com.

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