Other Edinburgh events

Fairer sex: Game of genders in literature

Past event - 2017
15 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Monkey Barrel, 9 Blair St,
Edinburgh EH1 1QR
"One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons! A natural perspective, that is and is not!" Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare. This night will be a pint of social science and world literature! Join us to explore how gender, sexuality and love is portrayed in literature past and present, and what this can teach us about the role of women (and men) in our society. With stunning Arabic poetry from a special guest speaker from Aleppo, Syria. Please note that this event takes place on the lower ground floor and is not accessible for those with impaired mobility.

Sexuality, love and devotion: women writers in Tudor and Jacobean Britain

Suzanne's research explores the theory and history of sexuality, love and devotional poetry in England and Scotland between 1550 and 1700 AD. How did these women perceive their sexuality, their role in society, their sense of 'self'? Join Suzanne Trill to explore the fascinating world of women's devotional poetry and writing.

Disappearing Men: masculinity and gender in contemporary Scottish writing

Carole's principle research area is the subject of gender in contemporary Scottish fiction, and her work has engaged in particular with the representation of masculinity. Disappearing Men explores the relationship of both men and women with masculinity in recent Scottish writing and the implications for conceptualising subjectivity and sexual and national identity. Her interests cover critical issues in contemporary British and Irish fiction more generally, and LGBT and queer writing.