Gender and Sexuality

Gender and Sexuality

This cluster brings together colleagues from across the department working on language, literature, culture and history from the perspective of gender, sexuality and their intersections, particularly with race.

We have particular strengths in women’s writing and poetics from medieval times to the present day, as well as in using (critical) discourse analytic approaches to address a broad range of linguistic issues, including sexism in language and media representations of womxn and the LGBTQI+ community. Members of the cluster are also engaged with feminism and feminist methods of research, reading, writing and historiography.

The cluster is affiliated with the Language, Gender and Sexuality Reading Group, established in 2019, which meets regularly to discuss a relevant research paper, with members also invited to share their own research projects and ideas in order to facilitate networking and cooperation. Everyone with an interest in language, gender and sexuality (broadly conceived) is welcome, including undergraduate and postgraduate students and members of staff, with or without specialism in this field. It is organized by Camila Montiel McCann, Lotte Verheijen, and Ursula Kania. 

Members of the Gender and Sexuality Research cluster include:

Cluster Leads: Sophie Oliver and Ursula Kania


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