All entries for January 2012
January 31, 2012
January 30, 2012
January 28, 2012
January 27, 2012
I read a very disturbing internal email this afternoon. I’m not going to quote the majority of it in order to preserve anonymity, but the central content is of concern to any current or future trans student in Higher Education.
At my university, the current student.GENDER field allows students to identify as “female”, “male”, “other” or “prefer not to say” following intervention from trans activists and past Students’ Union welfare officers. This system, and any similarly progressive approach from other institutions, will be overturned by new HESA guidelines.
January 26, 2012
The Lanchester Library
3rd - 17th February
The Glass Box
19th February - 2nd March
Queer'ists co-ordinator Marta Kochanek kindly invited me to DJ at two previous exhibitions. I will probably be unable to perform again on this occasion, but am likely to be present in the form of a photograph taken by Marta this past weekend!
January 25, 2012
A somewhat belated post here I'm afraid! The first event was definitely a success, with some great feedback on an early draft of my "Genderforking" conference paper. There was also a fantastic last-minute contribution from Mark Carrigan, who postulated a connection between the "sexual revolution" and the emergence of a particular "asexual" identity in the early years of the 21st century.
The next two events promise to be equally interesting, with multi-disciplinary contributions from across the arts, humanities and social sciences.
January 05, 2012
January 03, 2012
That's a lot to be said for a good break.
The last few months of 2011 were a whirl of activity for me, even if I didn't manage to get as much done on my actual PhD as I might have liked. Fortunately, I've really benefitted from a proper break over the Christmas period.