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Sexuality Summer School 2019: 'Queer Dialogues'

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Superbia is proud to support this annual event from the University of Manchester, which mixes teaching for international Master’s students with a public programme of events that complement and broaden the themes under discussion.

This year we launched the Superbia Scholarships which enabled two Manchester-based students to experience the full Sexuality Summer School programme for free.

SSS 2019 explores the theme of ‘Queer Dialogues’ through lectures, performances, workshops and readings in venues around Manchester.

Here is the full public event programme:

Monday 20th May, 12–2pm
Beside Her in Time: A Conversation with Professor Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis)
Venue: SALC Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL
Free event

Monday 20th May, 6:30–8pm
Dial(ogue) D for Dyke Disruption: A Queer Toolkit for Blowing Up the Film Canon?
Public lecture with So Mayer (Club Des Femmes, independent scholar and poet)
Introduction and post-talk dialogue with Samar Ziadat (Dardishi)
Venue: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May, 7–9pm
Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw (Split Britches): Retro(per)spective, 1980–2018
Venue: John Thaw Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL
Presented by the Department of Drama and the SSS

Wednesday 22nd May 
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Memorial Symposium:

10am–4pm: Dialogues on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love (1999)
1. Jason Edwards (York) and Angus Brown (Birmingham); 2. Meg Boulton (York) and Mary Baine Campbell (Brandeis); 3. Victoria Coulson (York) and Monica Pearl (Manchester); 4. Katie Kent (Williams) and Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State); 5. Jane Hu (Berkeley) and Sarah McCarry (Brooklyn-based author)

7–9pm: Evening roundtable with: Adam Frank (University, British Columbia), María José Belbel (Digmeout, 2009), chaired by Jason Edwards (York)

Venue: John Casken LT, 2nd Floor, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL
Free event

Thursday 23rd May, 5.30–7pm
The History of Desire in India: Dialogues with Queer Theory
Public Lecture: Madhavi Menon (Ashoka University)
Venue: John Casken LT, 2nd Floor, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL
Free event

Thursday 23 May, 7.15–7.30pm
The Hidden Pin-Up

Performance: Black Gold Arts and Gemma Parker
Venue: Samuel Alexander Foyer, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL
Free event

Friday 24 May, 6:30–8pm
A Performance Dialogue on Trans and Drag
Cheddar Gorgeous (Cha Cha Boudoir, The Family Gorgeous) and Kate O’Donnell (Artistic Director, Trans Creative)
Venue: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Earlier Event: May 18
Pride on the Range