LECTURE: Alexandra Hambleton, “Purchasing Pleasure: Sex-Positive Industries and Feminism in Japan Today”

The 44th GJS Seminar

“Purchasing Pleasure: Sex-Positive Industries and Feminism in Japan Today”
Alexandra Hambleton (Bunkyo Gakuin University)

Monday, November 20th, 15:00-16:00
Lobby (1F), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus

Call for Papers: Shofar Special Issue: The Feminist Art of Religious Women

In 2012, Rama Burshtein’s film Fill the Void was nominated for the Grand Jury award at the Venice Film Festival. This story of Orthodox Jewish life painted a sympathetic portrait that attempted to showcase women’s subjectivity within what has often been depicted on screen as an oppressive patriarchal society. Working with a rabbi’s supervision, Burshtein made a film that was not only acceptable within community standards but that was publically acclaimed, nominated for numerous international awards and found widespread success.

Helen Gartner Hammer Scholar in Residence Program at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute - Summer and/or Fall 2018 Deadline: January 25, 2018

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute invites proposals for the Helen Garnter Hammer Scholar in Residence Program for summer and fall 2018. Scholars carrying out significant research and artistic projects in the field of Jewish women’s and gender studies are encouraged to apply. Residencies range from two months to the full academic semester.

H-Net Review: Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports

Kelly Belanger. Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports. Sports and Entertainment Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 504 pp. $44.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8156-3470-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3484-3.

Reviewed by Louis Moore (Grand Valley State University)
Published on H-FedHist (October, 2017)
Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann

ANNC: Modern Bodies Conference open for registration (Beirut, March 15, 2018)

Modern Bodies: Dress, Nation, Empire, and Gender in the Modern Middle East

Lebanese American University, Beirut: Thursday 15 March 2018

Convened by Reina Lewis, London College of Fashion, UAL, and Yasmine Nachabe Taan, Lebanese American University, this one day conference will be held at LAU, Irwin Auditorium, Beirut campus.

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