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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Writers’ Week 2016

  • 15 February 2016 ‘Re-radicalising Queers: a public discussion’ featuring Peter Tatchell
  • 16 February 2016 Zoe Strachan.
  • 17 February 2016 ‘Queering the Canon: the reception of Sylvia Townsend Warner’ Professor Jan Montefiore
  • 18 February 2016 Screening of the film ‘Tangerine’ (2015) with panel discussion led by Dr Sean Grattan (University of Kent)
  • 19 February 2016 ‘Audre Lorde’s Legacy’, Queer Voices Poetry Reading

More events

Also part of the LGBT Writer’s Week:

International Critic in e-Residence:
Madelyn Detloff, Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Miami University (Ohio).
Tweets @DrDetloff


  • Emerging Scholars’ Day symposium (Saturday, 25 July 2015). This symposium was the final event in the Queering Paradigms series to discuss and develop emerging queer scholarship, with a particular focus on gender, sexuality and disability studies.
  • Fear and Loathing: Phobia in Literature and Culture, University of Kent, 9-10th May 2014.
  • Literature and Physical Culture (De Montfort University) 10th &11th April 2014. Please click here for further information.
  • ‘Writing Women’s Literary History: Problems and Possibilities’ (Sep 2009-June 2010); supported by Centre for Studies in the Long C18 and MEMS.
  • ‘Audre Lorde’s Legacy’, Women’s Library (May 2012)

Seminars and lectures

Special Screening of Carol and panel discussion at Curzon Canterbury
Sunday 6th December 2015, 2.45pm

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by members of the Centres for Gender, Sexuality and Writing and American Studies at the University of Kent:

Open lectures

10 December 2015: ‘Self-Care as Warfare: Fragility, Militancy and Audre Lorde’s Legacies’

Professor Sara Ahmed, Goldsmiths, University of London. Listen to Sara Ahmed’s lecture here
Book launch to follow: Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck (ed) Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies (University of Massachusetts Press, 2015)

23 November 2015: ‘The Queer Persistence of Shakespeare’

Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (British Columbia).


  • February 2013: School of English Research Seminar paper by Holly Furneaux (Reader in 19C Literature, University of Leicester).
  • February 2013: Feminist Theory Workshop, Duke University.
  • May 2013: Public lecture by Kate Newey of Exeter to launch an exhibition at the Templeman – ‘Guerilla Theatre and the New Woman’.

Other activities and affiliations

  • 16th-20th February 2015: As part of LGBT week -Queer Feelings/Feeling Queer- a variety of events taking place on campus and in Canterbury over the week. Click here for the full schedule of events.
  • May 2013: Exhibition and public lecture on Drama and the New Woman at the fin de siècle in association with Canterbury Christchurch University held at the Templeman: both events organised in association with Canterbury Christchurch University.
  • February 2012: Postgraduate participation in Duke University Feminist Theory Workshop
  • Summer 2011: Visiting Training Fellow Guray Tezcan (Istanbul University)
  • September 2009: Marilyn Hacker residency and T.S. Eliot Memorial Lecture