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Centre for Uses of Literature


Fall 2023

16 August

Internal seminar on diaries and feminized work

6 September

Panel 'Diary Writing and Feminized Work' at the British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies conference, University of Birmingham, UK

14 September, 13:00-14:30, meeting room Locke/online

Reading group meeting on Helen Hester and Nick Srnieck's book After Work. A joint event with the Class and Work Cluster.

30 October, 13:00-14:30

Work-in-progress discussion and feedback

1 October, 14:00-15:30

Work-in-progress discussion and feedback


Past events

24-25 May 2023, O99: International workshop 'Feminized: A New Literary History of Women's Work'

Participants from Denmark, the UK and the US deliver presentations of new work on gender and contemporary labour, with a focus on work in the literary and cultural spheres, the intersections between labour and activism, and the boundaries of work. Click here for more details.

21 February 2023, 10:00-11:30, Jacob Mey/on Zoom

Reading group on comedy and work. Texts to be discussed: Sianne Ngai, 'The Zany Science,' from Our Aesthetic Categories (Harvard UP, 2012) and Julianne Adams, 'The quirky intimacy of femme mental health memes', Feminist Media Studies, vol. 22, no.7, 2022, 1712-1728.

3 March 2023, 10:00-11:30, Dewey/on Zoom

Work-in-progress discussion and feedback

22 March 2023, 10:00-11:30, Dewey/Zoom

Reading group on family abolition. Discussion of excerpts from Sophie Lewis's book Abolish the Family: A Manifesto for Care and Liberation

About Feminized

See more information about the Feminized project on the Carlsberg website.

Click here

Last Updated 15.02.2024