Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies

Queer, Feminist and Social Media Praxis Workshop 2013

Queer, Feminist and Social Media Praxis Workshop 2013
17 May 2013 – University of Sussex, Brighton


To download the programme in pdf format, click: Programme_QFSMworkshop.

16 May 2013

6.30pm Queer film screening: The Owls, Duke’s at the Komedia, plus Q&A with producer Alex Juhasz (supported by SusNet (Sustaining Networked Knowledge),  Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence & in collaboration with Eyes Wide Open Cinema)

- followed by dinner & drinks in Brighton (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

9.15-10.45 Parallel Panels 1, 2, 3

Panel 1: Sexuality in online & offline spaces

  • Karina Eileraas Sex(t)ing the Revolution, Recasting Ecstatic Icons: Sexuality, Cyberspace, &  Religious Symbolic Politics
  • Keren Darmon Studying      SlutWalks in Toronto and London: A case study of framing (neo) feminist protests in the new media ecology
  • Ingrid Vanderhoeven & Greta Gober Hollaback! Community circle project against street harassment
  • Collective ‘COUNTERPUBLICS: Queer Activism, Nationalism, and the Public Space’ 2013, the Abjective Years

Panel 2: Identity, transformation & social media

  • Olu Jenzen & Irmi Karl Empowerment through (Virtual) Care? Social media and LGBTQ Youth Engagement
  • Tobias Raun Screen-Births: Trans Vlogs as a Transformative media for Self-Representation
  • Holly Pines Gender stereotypes & self-representation in photography blogs

Panel 3 Herstories: archiving and remembering

  • Lizzie Thynne and Margaretta Jolly Remembering Mary McIntosh 1936-2013: Foremother of feminist and queer praxis
  • Celia Vara Early feminist videoart in Spain: Background and state of question (1970-1980)
  • Yew-Mien Lor Short Films Screenings and Conversations on HerStories in Contemporary Malaysia
  • Sam McBeanBeing "There”: Archiving Contemporary Queer East London

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.45 Keynote Speaker Alex Juhasz

Discussant: Caroline Bassett

12.45-13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.45 Parallel Panels 4, 5, 6

Panel 4 Digital Storytelling & feminisms

  • Sigrid Kannengießer Digital Storytelling as a Method of Women’s Activism
  • Jodi NelsonSocial/Digital  Storytelling in the online feminist space
  • Izzy Fox Ireland’s Facebook Feminists: Social Media and Feminist Activism in Ireland

Panel 5 Activist practices & digital media

  • Aristea Fotopoulou Queer and feminist politics media lived
  • Legacy Russell Digital Dualism and the New Glitch Feminist Manifesto
  • Magda Albrecht #Outcry.Who Cries (Alone)?
  • Mayu Iida Reading Karen Barad: Affect, Technoscience, and Nuclear Crisis

Panel 6 Parenting: stories & methodologies

  • Jessica Ann Vooris Ghostly Gay Children, Homophobic Hauntings, and Fabulous Futures: Story-telling and Community-Building on the Blog Raising My Rainbow
  • Rachel Thomson Making mothers: capturing, animating and sharing ordinary days
  • Laing Ming Wong Disavowing the Paternal: Formulating Methodologies

14.45 – 15.15 Coffee Break

15.15- 16.30 Parallel panels, workshops, screenings & performances

ROOM 1 Panel 7: New media bodies: desire & disgust

  • Johanna Samuelson & Anna Gibson Seeing Red Project
  • Anna Ricciardi & Orsolya BajuszDesire, Disgust and New Media: Re-visiting Laura Kipnis’ ‘Reading Hustler’
  • Diana Georgiou & Giulia Casalini CUNTemporary

ROOM 2 Performance:

Hel Gurney & Ross Higman Lashings of Ginger Beer Time: Radical Queer Feminist Burlesque Collective

16.30 – 17.30 Roundtable

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

with Maria Chatzichristodoulou (a.k.a. Maria X), Kira O’Reilly, Kate O’Riordan (UCSC/Sussex), Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths)

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

To register:

After the end of the workshop, participants are encouraged to attend the free screening at:

19.30-21.30 (15 min Intro) Film Screening: Circumstance (107 mins), followed by Q&A,

which is part of the second annual conference of the International Feminist Journal of Politics, (Im)possibly Queer International Feminisms, May 17-19, 2013.