[csaa-forum] Public Lecture -- Professor Rosalind Gill -- Thursday 19 July, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Maura Edmond maura.edmond at monash.edu
Wed Jul 4 14:02:31 ACST 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us for the forthcoming public lecture by Professor Rosalind
Gill, Thursday 19 July, 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

*Postfeminism, Body Love and Selling Confidence to Women – A Public Lecture
by Professor Rosalind Gill*

In this talk Professor Gill will interrogate a number of features of
contemporary postfeminist and neoliberal societies through an examination
of the growing trend of “femvertising”. Femvertising refers to a type of
mainstream advertising practice that addresses women through discourses of
empowerment, body love and self-esteem – examples include many campaigns
for Dove, Nike and Always. Through case studies she will explore some of
the complexities and contradictions of this form of address, showing how it
is located in a wider cultural tendency that Shani Orgad and her have
called the ‘confidence cult’. She will argue that the incitements to feel
good, believe in yourself and build self-esteem are part of a distinctive
psychological turn in neoliberalism. The talk should be of interest to
students of gender and feminist studies, media and communications, and the
social sciences as well as to anyone interested in contemporary culture.

Rosalind Gill is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at City,
University of London, and is also a Visiting Professorial fellow at
University of Newcastle, NSW. Ros is the author of many books and articles
including *Gender and the Media* (Polity, 2007), *Aesthetic Labour:
Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism* (Palgrave 2017) and *Mediated
Intimacy: Sex Advice in Media Culture* (with Meg-John Barker and Laura
Harvey, Polity, 2018).

DATE: Thursday 19 July

TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

VENUE: Treasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne, VIC 3002


Please register your attendance for this lecture with Claire Perkins –
claire.perkins at monash.edu

Dr Maura Edmond
School of Media, Film and Journalism
Building B, Room B3.26
Monash University
Caulfield East VIC 3145

t: +61 3 990 34119
e: maura.edmond at monash.edu
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