Category: lgbt

[Lectures] Before Oscar 2013

Before Oscar: Reading Gender and Sexuality Pre-1880 a cross-period lecture series Hilary Term 2013 2pm Wednesdays – Weeks 1-8 – Seminar Room K Oxford University Faculty of English, Manor Rd, Oxford Crossing period and national boundaries, this lecture series will introduce the pleasures and dangers of reading pre-twentieth century literature through a queer-studies and gender-studies…

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Petition to allow Anglican clergy to bless civil partnerships in church

Provided in the comments to my previous post, “Born This Way” and the Sanctity of (all) Marriage was a link to the following petition: Petition to allow Anglican clergy to bless civil partnerships in church. In December 2011, it became legally possible for civil partnerships to be blessed in houses of worship. Currently, Anglican clergy…

David and Jonathan

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Oxford Seminar Series: Drama & Performance / Andy Kesson

Drama and Performance, English Faculty, seminar room A. Wednesday, 2nd November 2011, 5.15 p.m. Dr. Andy Kesson, University of Kent “Marlowe, Lyly and Victoria: staging queer characters in the Renaissance, and straightening them out in the nineteenth century.” Everyone (undergraduates, graduates, faculty) with an interest in drama and/or performance is welcome, regardless of subject background.…

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Sarah Daniels: Plays 1

Ages ago, the nice people at methuen drama very kindly offered to send me a free book (I forget why, but thank you very much and please, more of the same). In an excess of irresponsibility, I decided NOT to choose anything vaguely useful to my course, and to instead pick, at random, the work…

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Twitterage

I just changed my Twitter pic. It felt like the regeneration of my own personal Doctor. My Tweets are as banal as they come, BUT I like to think… no, I’m sorry, I don’t like to think anything, just, why has my nose got so much bigger? This content-free post should at least make you…

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LGBT awareness film: Stand Up

Warning: unless entirely dead inside, this will PROBABLY MAKE YOU CRY. Beautiful & amazing Irish anti-homophobic-bullying advert created as part of BeLonG to Youth Services annual LGBT Awareness week. Written & directed by Anna Rodgers and Aoife Kelleher, and produced by Zlata Filopovic (whose name was very familiar to me – she’s Zlata’s Diary!). The…

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Victorian Scandals & Glittery Skulls

Last night, I stayed up (too) late reading about family scandals, hatred, illegitimacy and death in the supposedly idyllic domestic life of one of my thesis’s subjects. The actress in question is Madge Kendal (1848-1935), an incredibly successful, powerful Victorian actress – and just about one of the biggest hypocrites I’ve ever (literarily) met. The…

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