Conferences and Special Events

‘Consuming Gender’

Assuming Gender Symposium

14 July 2017

Room 3.62, John Percival Building

10.00-10.20 Registration/Coffee

10.20-10.30 Welcome

10.30-11.50 Keynote
Mark Llewellyn (University of Strathclyde): ‘Kissing Cousins, or Consuming Consanguinity: Incest and the (Bodily) Economics of Nineteenth Century Pornography’

12.00-13.00 Panel 1: Consumption and Desire
Eden Arielle Day (Cardiff University): Clothing and Queerness: Reading Attire as a Marker of Sexual Difference in Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness

Karen Power (Cardiff University): Gender Polarisation: The Role of Music in the Intoxicating Allure of Sexual Desire in George Egerton’s ‘The Mandrake Venus’ (Fantasias, 1898)’

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.00 Panel 2: Consuming Fictionalised Self/Others
Ann Heilmann (Cardiff University): ‘Consuming Historical Transgender: James Miranda Barry’
Lydia Stephens (Cardiff University): ‘Consuming Literature: The Construction of the Female Authorial Identity in Margaret Atwood’s Lady Oracle

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16.50 Panel3: Consuming Sarah Waters
Ruby Moore (Cardiff University): ‘Susan in the looking glass: A creative-critical discussion of Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger

Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University): ‘Cross-Cultural Consumptions of Desire: Pornographied Lesbian Bodies on Screen in Park Chan-wook and Chung Seo-kyung’s The Handmaiden (2016)’

Akira Suwa (Cardiff University): ‘Queer Streetwalking and Consumption in Sarah Waters’s The Paying Guests

Registeration is now open. If you're interested in attending the symposium, please register through Eventbrite ( by 3 July.