Hidden Histories of Prosecution and Pride

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To celebrate PRIDE, we are proud to announce that the 'Hidden Histories of PROSECUTION and PRIDE' webinar, will take place on Thursday 24th June, from 1.00-2.00pm.

Please join us for three fascinating lightening talks from Dr Shareena Hamzah-Osbourne, Dr Sarah Crook and Dr Roberta Magnani.

To register for the event, please click on the link below:


Queering Contemporary Literature: The Work of Jeanette Winterson.
Dr Shareena Hamzah-Osbourne is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of English Literature & Creative Writing at Swansea University. She is the author of Jeanette Winterson’s Narratives of Desire: Rethinking Fetishism, published by Bloomsbury on 3rd June 2021. Her articles on language, veganism, and behaviour received worldwide media attention in 2018 and 2020, and her research interests include Contemporary Fiction, Women’s Writing, Gender Studies, and Queer Studies.


Thinking with Past Activisms: Experiences and Opportunities
Dr Sarah Crook is a lecturer in the History department at Swansea, where she maintains research interests along two tracks: the history of social movements, and the history of student mental health. Before coming to Swansea, she was a Junior Fellow at New College, Oxford. She has published research about the history of feminism, the history of abortion, and the history of mental health in British universities. An edited collection about feminist and queer activism in Britain and the United States during the 1980s is forthcoming with SUNY Press in 2022 (co-edited with Charlie Jeffries, Birkbeck).


Intersectional Amazons: Defying Gender Binaries in the Middle Ages and now
Dr Roberta Magnani is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Swansea. Her publications and research interests focus on the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and late medieval literature and culture. She is particularly interested in queer theory and manuscript studies; in 2018 this resulted in the publication of a Special Issue of the journal postmedieval entitled 'Queer Manuscripts' which she co-edited with Diane Watt (University of Surrey). It is also the subject of her forthcoming monograph entitled Chaucer's Queer Textualities. She is the Vice President of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship; she is the Director of Swansea University's Centre for Research into Gender and Culture in Society, as well as the Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Lead for the College of Arts and Humanities. Her aim is to translate her scholarly interest in queer identities into a civic mission of allyship and solidarity.