The second seminar of the “Women and the F-Word” project will take place on Monday, April 11th, between 5 and 7PM, in room T2 2.044 at the Maison de la Recherche, 29 Avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr Florence Binard, Reader in British and Gender studies at Université Paris Diderot and president of the Société Anglophone sur le Genre et les Femmes (SAGEF). Her paper, entitled “Opposition to female suffrage after World War I in Great Britain”, will explore the critical stance of three women – Arabella Kenealy, Charlotte Cowdroy and Charlotte Haldane – towards women’s suffrage after the partial winning of the franchise in 1918.
Dr Binard is a specialist of gender in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. As a historian, she has a special interest in the interplay between feminism and eugenics (with a forthcoming book on this topic), and feminism and homosexuality. As a gender theorist, she has consistently questioned the bicategorisation of gender from a queer perspective.