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‘Sex class is so deep as to be invisible.’ So begins American feminist Shulamith Firestone’s 1970 global blockbuster The Dialectic of Sex. I remember vividly the first time I read it as an undergraduate: I’d certainly encountered feminist texts before, but none … Continue reading
by Professor Patrick Major Twenty years ago the Polish-American installation artist Piotr Uklański mounted an exhibition simply called ‘The Nazis’ (you can see many of the photographs from the exhibition here). It showed 164 images of Wehrmacht officers in uniform, … Continue reading
by Prof. Emily West On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash. Her father grew up in the area … Continue reading
by Philippa Sale  There was some confusion at the Academy Awards this weekend when ‘La La Land’ was incorrectly announced as the winner of the Best Picture Oscar, the real winner being ‘Moonlight’. Away from this embarrassing mix-up another … Continue reading
This Thursday Reaing Film Theatre are showing the film Suffregette (2015), 8-10pm Palmer Building. To mark the screening we are reposting Dr Jacqui Turner‘s excellent blog post from October ‘Suffregette…but what happened next?’ – enjoy! *please note small editorial changes … Continue reading