16 May 2013

6.00pm – 8.00pm Queer film screening: The Owls, Duke’s at the Komedia, plus Q&A with producer Alex Juhasz (supported by SusNet – Sustaining Networked Knowledge: art, feminism, activism,by the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence & in collaboration with Eyes Wide Open Cinema).

– followed by dinner & drinks in Brighton.

Cinema tickets now on sale for The OWLS, on May 16th:

Please note that the film ticket, dinner and drinks are not included in the registration fee.

17 May 2013

8.30-9.00 Registration

9.00-9.15 Introduction by Sue Thornham. LECTURE THEATRE B, FULTON

9.15-10.45 Parallel Panels 1, 2

Panel 1: Sexuality & gender in online & offline spaces – Chair: Andrea Cornwall. FULTON 103

  • Keren Darmon (LSE) Studying SlutWalks in Toronto and London: A case study of framing (neo) feminist protests in the new media ecology
  • Collective ‘COUNTERPUBLICS: Queer Activism, Nationalism, and the Public Space’ (Serbia) 2013, the Abjective Years
  • Jessica Ann Vooris (University Of Maryland) Ghostly Gay Children, Homophobic Hauntings, and Fabulous Futures: Story-telling and Community-Building on the Blog Raising My Rainbow
  • Jodi Nelson (University of Sussex) Social/Digital Storytelling in the online feminist space

Panel 2 Herstories: archiving and remembering – Chair: Sue Thornham. FULTON 104

  • Lizzie Thynne and Margaretta Jolly (University of Sussex) Remembering Mary McIntosh 1936-2013: Foremother of feminist and queer praxis
  • Yew-Mien Lor Short Films Screenings and Conversations on HerStories in Contemporary Malaysia
  • Sam McBean (Birkbeck) Being “There”: Archiving Contemporary Queer East London

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break – FULTON SOCIAL SPACE, LEVEL 0

11.15 – 12.45 Keynote Speaker Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College, Fembot, FemtechNet)

Discussant: Caroline Bassett (Sussex) – FULTON LECTURE THEATRE B

12.45-13.30 Lunch – FULTON SOCIAL SPACE, LEVEL 0

13.30 – 15.00 Parallel Panels 3, 4

Panel 3: Identity, transformation & social media – Chair: Sharif Mowlabocus. FULTON 102

  • Rachel Thomson (University Of Sussex) Making mothers: capturing, animating and sharing ordinary days
  • Celia Vara (Isonomia Universitat Jaume I) Early feminist videoart in Spain: Background and state of question (1970-1980)
  • Holly Pines Gender stereotypes & self-representation in photography blogs

Panel 4: Activist practices & digital media – Chair: Frauke Bernhert. FULTON 103

  • Aristea Fotopoulou (University of Sussex) Digital and networked by default? Feminist politics media lived
  • Legacy Russell (Goldsmiths) Digital Dualism and the New Glitch Feminist Manifesto
  • Izzy Fox (UCD Humanities Institute) Ireland’s Facebook Feminists: Social Media and Feminist Activism in Ireland.

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break – FULTON SOCIAL SPACE, LEVEL 0

15.30- 16.45 Parallel panels, workshops, screenings & performances

Panel New media bodies: affect, desire & disgust – Chair: Aristea Fotopoulou. FULTON 102

  • Johanna Samuelson & Anna Gibson, Seeing Red Project
  • Anna Ricciardi & Orsolya Bajusz (Goldsmiths) Desire, Disgust and New Media: Re-visiting Laura Kipnis’ ‘Reading Hustler’
  • Diana Georgiou & Giulia Casalini, CUNTemporary
  • Mayu Iida (University Of Tokyo)Reading Karen Barad: Affect, Technoscience, and Nuclear Crisis
  • Roni Guetta and Giorgia Dainese, Traumfrau Brighton project


Lashings of Ginger Beer Time: Radical Queer Feminist Burlesque Collective


  • Aurore Guieu and Eglantine HenderickHollaback! Community circle project against street harassment

16.45 – 17.45 Roundtable – FULTON LECTURE THEATRE B

Radical art, technology Radical art, feminism, new technologies and performance

with Kira O’Reilly, Kate O’Riordan (UCSC/Sussex), Maria X (Hull), Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths)

Discussant: Sally-Jane Norman (Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts)

WEBSITE:https://queerfemdigiact.wordpress.comTWITTER:@QFSMP_WORKSHOP #QFPRAXIS

After the end of the workshop, participants are encouraged to attend the free screening which is part of the second annual conference of the International Feminist Journal of Politics, (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms. FRIDAY AT 19.30-21.30 Film Screening: Circumstance (107 mins), followed by Q&A.

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