Lisa Downing Lecture: Selfish Women

Location: St Cross College

Date: Friday 22 November 2019

Time: 17:45 - 19:30

RSVP: Free event, book your ticket here.




Join us for a special lecture with St Cross alumna Lisa Downing, who will discuss the research behind her new book: Selfish Women.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Lisa Downing is Professor of French Discourses of Sexuality at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a specialist in interdisciplinary sexuality and gender studies, critical theory, and the history of cultural concepts, focusing especially on questions of exceptionality, difficulty, and (ab)normality. Recent books include: The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer (2013); Fuckology: Critical Essays on John Money’s Diagnostic Concepts (co-authored with Iain Morland and Nikki Sullivan, 2015); and After Foucault (as editor, 2018), as well as Selfish Women. Her next book project will be a short manifesto entitled Against Affect.

All welcome.