Events 2014-2015

 

October 2014

Gender Research Group Film Series: Orlando, introduced by Miranda Eedle. Wednesday 15th October, 7pm, Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse. For more information please contact m.l.eedle@ncl.ac.uk

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library: “Symbols, Meaning, Dreams” – Paul Attinello (Newcastle University) Wednesday, 29 October, 5.15-6.00pm

Approaches to understanding dreams discovered by Freud and Jung more than a century ago are still used today in psychoanalysis. After looking at the basic ideas and their variations, we will focus on productive ways of interpreting dreams – especially Jung’s approach, where we explore the reflected or implied stories and archetypes, so we can consider what they suggest for our future lives. Paul Attinello is Diploma Candidate Analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich and Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University.

November 2014

Gender Research Group Film Series: We Are the Best!, introduced by Marie Stern-Peltz. Wednesday 12th November, 7pm, Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse. For more information please contact m.l.eedle@ncl.ac.uk

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library:  “Aldous Huxley and the Psychedelic Sixties” – Reanne Crane (Newcastle University) Wednesday 26 November, aldous-huxley5.15-6.00pm

In the shadow of Brave New World (1932), Huxley’s final literary works are often undervalued. His late enthusiasm for psychedelics drugs was a great influence on the counter-cultural ‘hippie’ movement in the 1960s – an association that somewhat tarnished his scholarly reputation. However, my talk will explain how this influence was based on a grand misunderstanding. Huxley, along with a community of scientists, saw enormous scientific and philosophical potential within psychedelic drugs. I will discuss Huxley’s essays Doors of Perception (1954) and Heaven and Hell (1956) in their original context – before psychedelics had been branded as ‘drugs’. I will also use these works to explain why LSD and mescaline were incompatible with dominant scientific methods, and how a refusal to conform transformed these substances from medical marvels into social demons.

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Gender Research Group Film Series: Milk, introduced by Kathy Davies. Wednesday 3rd December, 7pm, Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse. For more information please contact m.l.eedle@ncl.ac.uk

January 2015

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library: ‘Building “Otherhow”: Women Making Architecture’ – Katie Lloyd Thomas (Newcastle University), Wednesday 21st January, 5:15-6:00pm.  

Given that half of us who use the built environment are women is it shocking that today only around 20% of architects in the UK are female? Perhaps instead women’s contributions to making architecture don’t always happen from within the profession. Using examples, this talk asks how they might in fact challenge its methods and assumptions.
Dr Katie Lloyd Thomas is Co-Director of the Architecture Research Collaborative (ARC) and Lecturer in Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University.

February 2015

Gender Research Group Film Series:Tomboy, introduced by Anna Ross. Wednesday 11th February, 7pm, Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse. For more information please contact m.l.eedle@ncl.ac.uk

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library: ‘Gender and the Holocaust: An Exploration of the Role of Gender in Female Authored Camp Memoirs’ – Elise Bath (Newcastle University) , Wednesday 18th Febuary, 5:15-6:00pm.  

Was gender relevant in the concentration camp environment? While engagement with gender issues in the Holocaust has increased in recent years, there still exists a sense that gender is only of peripheral concern in this field. My analysis of female-authored camp memoirs reveals this to be untrue, and this talk calls attention to sources of danger and threat specific to the female gender, including issues surrounding fertility, and female specific abuse.
Elise Bath is currently working towards a Ph.D. in German Studies in the School of Modern Languages at Newcastle University.

March 2015

Symposium: ‘Inspirational Women of the Law’, Thu, 5th March, 5.30pm, Newcastle Law School. For more information contact nikki.godden@ncl.ac.uk

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Gender Research Group Film Series:12 Years a Slave, introduced by Jessica Crosby. Wednesday 11th March, 7pm, Culture Lab. For more information please contact m.l.eedle@ncl.ac.uk

 

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library: ‘Middling Counterparts: Middlebrow Fiction and the Western Canon’ – Faye Keegan (Newcastle University), Wednesday 18th March, 5:15-6:00pm.

Conference: Women and War: Ireland in the Twentieth Century, Thurs, 19th March, Newcastle University. For more information contact cordner.a.e@gmail.com

 

April 

Gender Research Group Film Series: Weekend (2011), introduced by Carl Thompson, Wednesday 15th April, 7pm, Culture Lab. For more information please contact m.l.eedle@ncl.ac.uk

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library: “Mediated Women in Post/Conflict Northern Ireland”: Paula Blair (Newcastle University), Wednesday 15th April, 5:15-6pm.

Conference: Brave New Worlds: The Dystopian in Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th April, Newcastle University. For more information contact k.madgwick@ncl.ac.uk

 

May

Symposium: Embodied Difference, Sexualities and Gender: Practices of Regulation, Resistance and Value, Tuesday 5th May, Newcastle University. For more information contact diane.richardson@ncl.ac.uk

GRG Evening Lecture Series at City Library: “Women, Mining and Activism in the Andes”, Katy Jenkins (Northumbria University), Wednesday 13th May, 5.15-6pm

Spring School: Interiors, Wednesday 20th-Saturday 23rd May, Newcastle University. For more information please contact Stacy Gillis (stacy.gillis@ncl.ac.uk) & Ruth Connolly (ruth.connolly@ncl.ac.uk)