The Future of Feminist Media Studies

28 October 2020 - 13:00

Event organised by MA Gender Studies UEA

What is the Future of Feminist Media Studies? with Dr Alison Harvey (Glendon, York University)

This talk will discuss the contents of the recently published book Feminist Media Studies, giving an outline of its approach to building on the contributions of Liesbet van Zoonen’s foundational text and the developments in the field since 1994. As a full synthesis of all concepts, debates, and methods within this area would have been impossible, the author developed a framework based on a commitment to interdisciplinarity, intersectionality, and global perspectives on feminist action in this text, which is the focus of this talk. At the heart of this consideration of feminist media studies is a future-looking perspective on pressing social challenges and the role of the field in light of these. In this session I outline the politics and ethics of this utopian approach to thinking about knowledge production in feminist and gender studies, its challenges and promises, and the possibilities it can generate for work within and beyond media studies.

This event is hosted by MA Gender Studies and the Feminist Media Studies Research Cluster at UEA. It is open to all and a link to join will be made available the morning of the event. It will be hosted on Microsoft Teams Live which has a live captions function.

Free - Please book in advance
Category:Community and education
Type:Talk or discussion