SYMPOSIUM Shame on You: Theorising shame, pride and community in contemporary culture

SYMPOSIUM

Shame on You: Theorising shame, pride and community in contemporary culture

10 – 7pm | Friday, 9 February 2018

Banqueting Suite, Chelsea College of Arts

16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU

Convened by Jordan McKenzie (CCW) and Akosua Bonsu (UCL).
This event is presented by the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme.
Project partner: Fringe Centre, University College London.

Shame on You is a day-long symposium that draws together performance artists, psychoanalysis academics and novelists to discuss shame, sexuality and identity. Focusing on the experiences of socially marginalised groups, our conversations will cover shame/pride movements within LGBTQ communities, the persistent shaming of female bodies and combatting of female sexuality, and the role that class, state and power should play when theoretically mapping the internal dynamics of shame.

The symposium will address questions such as:

What are the connections of visibility to pride and shame?
How do the intersections of race and class shape notions of shame and pride?
What aspects of homosexuality are rendered silent by pride and how can shame address dissident gender identities?
Are male and female bodies inscribed with shame differently?
Why is female sexuality still a dominant source of shame in our communities?
Are pride movements the best means of combatting the shame experienced by marginalised groups?

Confirmed contributors:
Stephanie Bird
Rose Boyt
Ford Hickson
Johanna Linsley
Martin O’Brien
Susie Orbach
Victoria Sin
Matthew Todd

More TBA!

Tickets:

Student £6

Full price: £8

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As part of the symposium we will host an aural presentation by Shame Chorus, a research project made in collaboration with the London Gay Men’s Chorus, the Freud Museum and Susie Orbach and funded by Arts Council England.

Convened by Jordan McKenzie (CCW) and Akosua Bonsu (UCL).
This event is presented by the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme.
Project partner: Fringe Centre, University College London.

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