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Café Culture Series

Café Culture is an ongoing programme of regular evening events at which one or two SELCS researchers and external speakers give short, fun talks on themes researched in the School. Topics range from 'Vampires' and 'Translation' to 'Prison Graffiti'.

Time is allocated for audience questions and for the speakers and Café Culture team to mingle with the audience and continue discussion informally. 

If you are interested in getting involved, or have an idea for a theme or event, please contact Ana Cláudia Suriani Da Silva:

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Date: Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Venue: UCL, Roberts Foyer, Engineering Building, WC1E 7JE

Tickets: Free, but registration is essential via Eventbrite.

‘Sexuality’ might seem a term which can be taken for granted. Yet much recent thinking around sexuality has been keen to develop inquiry into the extent to which the term, its history, representation and lived experience is fluid and subject to change over time and across different socio-political contexts. In this session of café culture, arts and humanities researchers from UCL will introduce aspects of their work on sexuality and facilitate discussion of the topic. The session will pay particular attention to the interactions between sexuality and place/space, focusing on the specific context of Soho in London and the experience of gay men within the scene’, as well as the ways sexuality is represented in literature, film and television.

Speakers include James Agar, Magali Burnichon, Marco Venturi, and Jack Kiely, with special guest LGBT rights activist Lisa Power.

There will be time for discussion over wine and nibbles after the event. We look forward to welcoming you!

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