Postgraduate registration opens 9am Thursday 28 February for the SSS 2019 on Queer Dialogues, 20-24 May 2019

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Registration for MA and PhD students working on sexuality for the SSS 2019 opens 28 February 9am.

For more information see below and on our blog

Please read carefully for information on how to register for the Sexuality Summer School 2019. Registration is a two-step process: you need to complete payment AND submit an Eligibility Statement in order to register.

Eligible applicants

The Sexuality Summer School is open to postgraduates (Master’s and Doctorate level students) engaged in the study of sexuality in any discipline. If you are an independent researcher, but would like to attend, please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss further your suitability for this event. If we feel that you do not meet the criteria (based on your written submission), we reserve the right to refund your registration fee and offer the place to someone else. Please note that we expect you to attend at least 80% of the week’s events.

Step 1: payment process

The online shop through which you can pay your registration fee for the 2019 Sexuality Summer School will open at 9am on Thursday 28 February 2019.

The online shop is The University of Manchester’s estore

You will be asked to provide payment information, dietary requirements (all food will be vegetarian), and a brief biographical note with your university affiliation and status (this can be added or changed later). If you begin the estore booking process, please complete it immediately as incomplete payments cause problems for others attempting to pay.

Step 2: submission of eligibility statement

If you have completed payment through estore, you will then have until 5.00pm on Thursday 7 March to submit a written statement (word or PDF document, no longer than 1 page) explaining how the Sexuality Summer School relates to your research, what you hope to contribute to the discussions, and what you expect to gain from the experience.

Please send your submission to If we have not received your statement by 5.00pm on Thursday 7 March, we will assume that you are no longer interested and offer the place to the next person on the waiting list.


If you are having problems making your payment, please first check your browser. The estore technicians recommend Internet Explorer. If that does not solve your problem, please email and one of our team will help you.

Waiting list

If the problem is that the total places have already been filled, then you will be added to the waiting list. If a space becomes available, you will be notified by email. You will then have 24 hours to pay the registration fee through the online shop. If you do not pay within this time frame, the place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list. If you would like to be taken off the waiting list, please email:


If you need a refund due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, please note refunds are only available until Tuesday 2 April. No more refunds will be given after this point. Applicants found not to meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted by the 14 March 2019, and refunds for these will be taken for processing by the Friday 5 April 2019. All other refunds will be taken for processing in early April. You should therefore receive your refund up to two weeks after this date. If that has not been the case, please get in touch with

Public events (open to all) include:

Monday 20 May (12.00 noon-2.00pm)

Professor Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis)
Time Binds: Queer Temporalities and Queer Histories and previous GLQ editor.
‘On Queer Dialogues’ (with Jackie Stacey), Conference Room, SALC Graduate School, Ellen Wilkinson, The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL

Monday 20 May (early evening, time tbc):

So Mayer (Club Des Femmes and independent scholar and poet)
Presentation with clips:
Dial(ogue) D for Dyke Disruption: A Queer Toolkit for Blowing Up the Film Canon?
Introduction and post-talk dialogue with Samar Ziadat (freelance curator and co-ordinator of, member of @ScotsQueerFilm) HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN

Tuesday 21 May/Wednesday 22 May evenings at 7.00pm

Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw (Split Britches)
Retro(per)spective 1980-2018
John Thaw Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL (tickets from MHC)
Presented by the Department of Drama and the SSS

Wednesday 22 May 10-9pm (all welcome, no tickets necessary)

Public Event: Sedgwick Memorial Symposium

In collaboration with the University of York and the Sedgwick Memorial Foundation

10.00-5.00: Dialogues on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s A Dialogue on Love

  • Jason Edwards and Angus Brown
  • Meg Boulton and Mary Baine Campbell
  • Victoria Coulson and Monica Pearl
  • Kathryn R. Kent and Jonathan Flatley
  • Jane Hu and Sarah McCarry

7.00-9.00: Evening roundtable includes: Lauren Berlant and Adam Frank inter alia
John Casken LT, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL

Thursday 23 May, 5-7pm

Public Lecture: Madhavi Menon
(Ashoka University, India and author of A History of Desire in India
‘The History of Desire in India: Dialogues with Queer Theory’
John Casken LT, Martin Harris Centre, Oxford Rd. M13 9PL
Thursday 23 May, 7.15-7.30pm
Live Performance:The Hidden Pin-Up: Black Gold Arts and Gemma Parker
Foyer, Samuel Alexander Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, space tbc.
Friday 24 May (early eve tbc)
Cheddar Gorgeous (The Family Gorgeous) and Kate O’Donnell (Transcreative)
‘Drag and Trans: A Queer Dialogue’
Top Floor Space, HOME, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester.</home,>


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