Changing views of the female body

FRIDAY 11 JUNE 2004 10.00am – 4.15pm
at The Women’s Library
London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street
London E1 7NT

£28 including lunch (£23 concessions)
Call 020 7320 2222 or email [log in to unmask] to book (places
are limited)

A one-day multi-disciplinary symposium exploring new ways of seeing the
female body, including the roles of the beauty contest, how the female body
is handled in print and broadcast media, examinations of black beauty, the
margins of pornography, images of pregnant women and Hormone Replacement
Therapy and the body.

10.00   Registration

10.30                          Opening remarks

10.30-11.00 ‘Housework Keeps Her Beautiful’:  Glamour and Ordinariness
at the British Seaside Beauty Contest - Alice Beard, Senior Lecturer in
Fashion and Communication, Surrey Institute of Art and Design

11.00-11.20  Coffee

11.20-12.30 From “Bathing Belles” to “Page Three Girls”:  One hundred
years of the Female Body in the British Popular Press, 1904-2004 - Adrian
Bingham, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Contemporary
British History at the Institute of Historical Research

Beauty Contexts:  Three Studies in Mediation - Jane Arthurs, Head of School
of Cultural Studies, University of the West of England

12.30-1.30             Lunch

1.30-2.30 Surgical Passing:  or Why Michael Jackson’s Nose makes ‘us’
Uneasy - Kathy Davis, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies, Humanities
Faculty, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

What’s Shade got to do with it?: Anti-racist Aesthetics and Black Beauty -
Shirley Tate, Post-Colonial Theorist, Department of Sociology, Manchester
Metropolitan University

2.30-2.50  Tea

2.50-4.15 The changing visual and cultural practices of Pregnant
Embodiment - Imogen Tyler, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies,
University of Lancaster

Beauty and the ‘Beast’:  Maternal embodiment in visual culture - Rosemary
Betterton, Reader in Women’s Studies, Institute for Women’s Studies,
Lancaster University

HRT – Current debate on Treatment and Control of the Female Body - Jenny
Harding, Senior Lecturer in Communications, Sir John Cass Department of
Art, London Metropolitan University

4.15   Closing remarks