Read and Resist!
The Gender, Sexuality and the Law Research Cluster are excited to announce their new reading group: Read and Resist!
This reading group is open to all Keele staff and students interested in developing their knowledge, reading, and discussion of selected GSL related texts.
Our sessions will be held monthly through each vacation period. The research cluster will set a broard theme for each semester.
The broad theme for the reading groups during Semester 2 2020 is: Vulnerability and Feminist Jurisprudence.
To download the reading list, please click: GSL Read and Resist! Reading list.
Session 1: Law, Feminism and The Regulation of Identity
19 February 2020 - 3-5pm - CBC2.001
This launch session will support the Keele LGBT Staff Network's events for LGBT History Month.
- Feminism for the 99% (pages 33-40)
- Are some feminists asking the wrong question about who counts as a "lesbian"?
- Why Context Matters in the Trans Prisioner Debates
- 'If the state decertified gender, what might happen to its meaning and value?"
Session 2: Revisiting Feminist Legal Strategies: A Transformative Approach?
11 March 2020 - 3-5pm - postponed & to be rescheduled
- From east to west, can feminist legal strategies be transformative? Post-disaster to everyday times of crisis
- Subversive Sites 20 years later: Rethinking Feminist Engagements with Law
- From the International to the Local in Feminist Legal Responses to Rape, Prostitution/Sex Work, Sex Trafficking: Four Studies in Contemporary Governance Feminism
- The Master's Tools will never dismantle the Master's House
Session 3: Feminist Re-imaginings: Vulnerability, Feminism and Judgment Writing
8 April 2020 - 3-5pm - Online - details to follow
- The Scottish Feminist Judgments Project: A New Frontier
- Evans V Amicus Healthcare Ltd, Feminist Judgments; From Theory to Practice Commentary: Sally Sheldon Judgment: SOnia Harris-Short
- Teaching with Feminist Judgments: A Global Conversation
Session 4: #MeToo, Vulnerability and Carceral Feminism
22 April 2020 - 3-5pm - Online - details to follow
- #MeToo must avoid "carceral feminism"
- What is Carderal Feminism? OR Carceral feminisms: the abolitionist project and undoing dominant feminisms
- How can we reconcile Prison Abolition with #MeToo?
- From carceral feminism to transformative justice: Women-of-color feminism and alternatives to incarceration
Session 5: Feminism, Law and Emotion
10 June 2020 - 3-5pm - location to be confirmed