[csaa-forum] UQ CCCS Seminar: 13th March @ 2.30pm: Constructing Feminism's Public Identity: Dr Anthea Taylor

Rebecca Ralph r.ralph at uq.edu.au
Thu Mar 1 10:55:31 CST 2012



Tuesday 13th March   2.30-3.30pm
Dr Anthea Taylor

Social Sciences and Humanities Library Conference Room
Level 1 Duhig Building<http://www.library.uq.edu.au/ssah/duhig/ds1.html>  (Bldg 2)  St Lucia Campus  [See Map<http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1&x=J.13&y=6.2&z=2&xc%5b%5d=J.13&yc%5b%5d=6.2&id=69&facilityType=&backURL=>]

Constructing Feminism's Public Identity: Popular Feminist Books in the Mediasphere

[single]How have popular feminist books, and the public talk about them, worked to create Western feminism's public identity? Feminist non-fictional bestsellers - from Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique to Caitlin Moran's How to be a Woman - have contributed to, and often initiated, broader cultural conversations about feminism, women and gendered subjectivity; they have thus shaped how feminism has been publicly understood, discussed and contested over the past 50 years. Such texts, the cultural work they do, and their celebrity feminist authors are then an important part of feminism's popular history yet there are a number of questions, in terms of how they have helped to publicly sculpt the meanings of modern feminism, that have been insufficiently addressed. What might these books and how they come to circulate reveal about the kinds of feminisms granted cultural legitimacy as well as who is authorised to speak for and about feminism in the mediasphere? What changes can they enable us to track in the relationship between mainstream media culture and modern feminism?  This seminar will discuss the guiding questions for this research project as well as canvass its possible directions and parameters.

   About the Presenter:
Dr Anthea Taylor<http://cccs.uq.edu.au/taylor> is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies<http://www.cccs.uq.edu.au/> at the University of Queensland. She has published widely in feminist literary and cultural studies, including Mediating Australian Feminism (2008). Her latest book, Single Women in Popular Culture: The Limits of Postfeminism, was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan.

This seminar will be chaired by Professor Graeme Turner.
Members of the university community and the general public are invited to attend this free seminar with refreshments to follow.  For further information please visit the website http://cccs.uq.edu.au/taylor-seminar

Further information please contact: Rebecca Ralph ph. 3346 7407 or on email: admin.cccs at uq.edu.au<mailto:admin.cccs at uq.edu.au>

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