Registration for the 1-day symposium Sex & Sexualities in Popular Culture, hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre on November 7th 2015, is now open. The event will showcase work from postgraduate researchers and creative practitioners around themes of Representation on Screen(s), Sexual Violence and Social Activism, and Fans & Audiences. It will also feature keynotes from Dr Esther MacCallum-Stewart (DCRC) and Dr Meg John Barker (Open University).
Tickets for the symposium cost £5 and spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged. You can register here.
09:30 – 10:00: REGISTRATION
10:00 – 11:00: KEYNOTE
Esther MacCallum-Stewart (University of the West of England)
11:00 – 11:15: BREAK
11:15 – 12:45: PANEL A: Representations on Screen(s) (Chair: Milena Popova)
Ana-Isabel Noelke: Diversity or Derision? An Intersectional, Longitudinal Analysis of LGBT-specific Mainstream Media Advertisements
Rosemary Cronin: Subverting Patriarchy via The Sims
Irene Fubara-Manuel: Revolting Animation: Race and Male Same-Sex Desire in Adult Animation
Leandro Lima: The Thin Line Between Empowering and Stereotyping: The Asari Case in Mass Effect
12:45 – 13:30: LUNCH
13:30 – 14:30: KEYNOTE
Meg-John Barker (Open University): Blurred Lines Around Consent?
Social Media and Consent Conversations
14:30 – 14:45: BREAK
14:45 – 16:15: PANEL B: Sexual Violence and Social Activism (Chair: TBC)
Naomi Frisby: The Hidden Sex
Laura Thompson: “Calling out dudes who turn hostile”: Social media and the fight for justice against harassment on online dating services
Guilherme Barbacovi Libardi: The online hate speech mediated by comments on YouTube: an analysis of traces of misogyny
16:15 – 16:30: BREAK
16:30 – 18:00: PANEL C: Fans and Audiences(Chair: Bethan Jones)
Ma’Chell Duma LaVassar: Cast That Ass in Plaster: The GTOs, Kim Kardashian and the Importance of “Groupies” in the Rock & Roll Narrative
Monika Drzewiecka: Queering the Marvel Universe: Sexuality and Gender in Loki-Centric Slash Fanfiction
Lauren Maier: Title TBC
Milena Popova & Bethan Jones
You can register for the event here.