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[ecrea] #NotAskingForIt: Rape, Discourse and Media

Fri Feb 17 15:39:00 GMT 2017

*#NotAskingForIt: Rape, Discourse and Media*

*Thursday 23^rd Feb, 9:30am-6pm*

*Middlesex University*

*The Boardroom, College Building, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT. *

*To reserve your free ticket please click here <>*


This one day symposium aims to explore the widespread interest in rape culture, within the academy and within popular media more generally. Much of this popular discussion focuses on the lived experience of rape culture, or the social codes and conventions that support or legitimate violence against women. This event will focus on the cultural construction of rape and sexual violence. It will explore the discursive construction of rape in legal settings, as well as interrogating the intersection between rape culture and the media. This will encompass a broad range of perspectives within feminist media and cultural studies: from the construction of rape in both social and legal contexts; to the representation of fictional violence in contemporary film and television; an interrogation of the journalistic practices in investigating and reporting on such crimes; and the crucial role of social media in the process of spreading rape myths, enacting violence as well as, in some cases, directly challenging gendered violence and dismantling pervasive cultural constructions.

Keynote Speakers include:Professor Jessica Ringrose, Dr Kaitlynn Mendes and Dr Nicola Henry.For a full schedule see below.


9:30-10am Arrival

10-10:15 Opening Remarks

10:15-11:15 _Keynote_:

·Dr Nicola Henry (La Trobe University) – 'Rape Culture in the Digital Era'

11:15-12:15 _Constructing Rape_

·Dr Hannah Frith (Brighton University) - 'Conversation consent: Revisiting saying "no"'

·Professor Lesley Jeffries (Huddersfield University) 'Truth, Whole Truth and re-victimisation: cross-questioning of rape victims in the context of war trials'

12:15-1pm Lunch

1pm-2:30pm _Sexual Violence in the Media_

·Dr Ulrike Tabbert (Huddersfield University), 'The linguistic construction of rape in the news'

·Dr Theresa Cronin (Middlesex University), 'Representing War Rape'

·Dr Jennifer Wallis (Queen Mary University London) '"This woman is about to become a statistic": Rape myths and female agency in the 1970s TV movie'

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-3:45pm _Sexual Violence and Digital Media_

·Dr Karen Lumsden (Loughborough University) '“Best way to rape a witch, try and drown her first then just when she’s gagging for air that’s when you enter”: Analyzing the construction and enactment of rape culture and misogyny in online spaces'

·Dr Tanya Horeck, (University of East Anglia) 'Public Rape in the Digital Age'

3:45-4:45pm _Keynote_:

·Professor Jessica Ringrose (UCL Institute of Education) & Dr Kaitlynn Mendes (Leicester University) 'Documenting Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture'

4:45-5pm Closing Comments

5pm-6pm Drinks

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