Queer London Research Forum Talk: Lesley A. Hall, ‘‘‘Bearded Fruit-Juice Drinkers”: the Queerness of Interwar Progressives’

This looks like a worthwhile event. Plan on attending.

British Association for Modernist Studies

We’re excited to announce the first Queer London Research Forum event of 2015, which will be a talk by the Wellcome Library’s Lesley A. Hall, entitled ‘‘‘Bearded Fruit-Juice Drinkers”: the Queerness of Interwar Progressives’.

The talk will take place on the 9th of February at 18:30 in the Cayley Room (room 152-3) at the University of Westminster (309 Regent Street). The talk will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free, but places must be booked, please email queerlondonresearchforum@gmail.com to confirm your place.

Abstract: “There was a significant mass of individuals and organisations in Britain between the wars, concentrated in the metropolis, who were widely perceived as ‘queer’ both in the contemporary popular sense of generally eccentric and cranky and also on account of their contravention of gender and sexual norms. This paper will look at the ways this somewhat amorphous group destabilised prevalent assumptions of the day, with…

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About Orla Parslow-Breen

In random order I am a research student, academic tutor, introvert, treadmill addict, and compulsive reader of the written word - among other things. I recently submitted my PhD thesis in Social and LGBT Psychology, my viva is scheduled for 17th June 2016. Recently I have forgotten where my treadmill is :(
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