All entries for January 2012

January 31, 2012

GYGL fundraiser gig in Leamington

On Saturday 25th February I'll be running a fundraiser for GYGL at Robbin's Well, Leamington Spa.

Currently confirmed acts include Hot Magenta, Stone Mirage, Joe Oldham, Zoë Kristensen, Elaine O'Neill and my punk band Not Right.

gygl fundraiser

>>>Facebook event page.

January 30, 2012

Glitter Ball

I will be DJing at Warwick Pride's annual Glitter Ball this Saturday (the 4th February) in the Holiday Inn, Kenilworth. Expect a suitably queer mixture of chart pop, classic cheese, dance and rock/alternative anthems.

Tickets are available from the Students' Union website.

glitter ball

January 28, 2012

Update on the HESA gender statistics affair

Some clarification, new information and new developments have emerged since I posted about HESA’s gender statistic fail yesterday.

>>>Read more at Trans Youth Takes on World.

January 27, 2012

Gender recognition under threat in UK universities

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.

>>>Read more at Trans Youth Takes on World.

January 26, 2012

Queer'ists returns to Coventry

A quick shout-out now for for the next two Queer'ists art exhibitions, both of which are due to take place in Coventry during LGBT History Month:

The Lanchester Library
3rd - 17th February

The Glass Box
19th February - 2nd March

queerists 2012

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

Warwick CSWG Postgraduate Seminar Series – Spring Term Schedule

spring term

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

An Obscene Post

Were you aware that the "Obscenity Trial of the Decade" was underway? No? Well, neither was I. It's not like it's received any attention in the mainstream media (unless you count a belated comment piece in the New Statesman), which is a little odd really.

>>>Read more at PhD Life.

January 03, 2012

New Year, new enthusiasm

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.

>>>Read more at PhD Life.

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