Over the course of 2016 Fluid Physicalities will meet for speaker events.
We meet monthly at 6pm in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD. Nearest tubes: Euston, Euston Square, and Goodge Street. All are welcome. Fluid refreshments will be served.
We will be adding to our programme over the coming months: further details to follow. The draft programme for 2016 is as follows:
Friday 15 January: Isabel Davis on urine, with responses from Lisa Baraitser and Sophie Jones. The title of Dr Davis’ paper is ‘Waiting to wee: towards a history of pregnancy testing.’
Friday 19 February: Anthony Bale on blood with a response from David Feldman. The title of Prof. Bale’s paper is ‘Dracula’s blood.’
Friday 11 March: Vybarr Cregan-Reid on sweat, with responses from Lynda Nead and Fintan Walsh
Friday 29 April: Matthew Weait on ejaculate, with a response from Joanne Winning. The title of Prof. Weait’s paper is ‘Ejaculaw.’
Friday 13 May: Matthew Cheeseman on vomit. The title of Dr Cheeseman’s paper is ‘The sting of intoxication.’
Friday 17 June: Patricia MacCormack on mucous, with a response from Martin O’Brien. The title of Prof. MacCormack’s paper is ‘Mucosal Sexuality: Angels, Demons and Posthuman Queer.’
Friday 21 October: Eyal Rozmarin on tears with responses from Carolyn Burdett and Lynne Segal. The title of Dr Rozmarin’s paper is ‘Father’s Don’t Cry’.
Friday 18 November: Esther Leslie and Melanie Jackson on breastmilk. The title of this session is ‘Unreliable Matriarchs: Breastmilk and Giving Suck.’
Friday 2 December: this session has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances .
March 2017: Fluid Physicalities closing conference – details here