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Sexuality Summer School

A performance lecture on education and class; high art and popular culture; performance and human rights; feminism and femininity; and sex and aging.

  • School/Institute/Department: School of English and Drama
  • Subjects: Sexuality, Queer studies
  • Audience: General public, Over 16s

Professor Lois Weaver will be speaking at the annual Sexuality Summer School in Manchester on the 22nd May 2013.

Lois Weaver, Professor of Contemporary Performance Practice at Queen Mary, will reprise her performance lecture, first given at her inaugural lecture at QMUL, ‘What Tammy Found Out, a Front Line Report from the Back Porch, the Schoolyard and the Dinner Table’. Tammy WhyNot is a performance persona who claims to be a trailer park survivor who gave up a career in country music to become a lesbian performance artist and a university researcher. Tammy is dedicated to the facilitation of public engagement in social and economic justice and experimental forms of democracy. She applies her considerable courage and uncomplicated curiosity to her research project, What Tammy Needs to Know …about education and class; high art and popular culture; performance and human rights; feminism and femininity; and sex and aging. What Tammy Found Out is a performance lecture that will present findings from 62 years of research.

The Sexuality Summer School is an annual event coordinated by the Centre for the Study of Sexuality and Culture (CSSC) and the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC) at the University of Manchester.

The annual Summer School event is intended for postgraduates and researchers working in the broadly defined area of sexuality studies. The Summer School addresses current debates within queer studies, emphasising in particular its implication for the interdisciplinary study of culture. It offers an opportunity for students to discuss queer debates with researchers in the CSSC as well as international scholars brought in for the event. Applications are welcome from Doctoral and Masters' level students from any university.

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