Women in White: The Gender Politics of Apparitions

Catherine Belsey to deliver this year’s Assuming Gender Public Lecture
Catherine Belsey, 'Women in White'. Poster Design: Rhys Tranter
Catherine Belsey, ‘Women in White’. Poster Design: Rhys Tranter
On 2 December 2015, Professor Catherine Belsey will be delivering this year’s Assuming Gender Public Lecture at Cardiff University. The talk, which is entitled ‘Women in White’, will explore the connections between ghosts, storytelling, and gender history. Through a discussion of ghost stories, fiction, and cultural history, the event will focus on the gender politics of apparitions.

Professor Catherine Belsey is an entertaining, provocative and engaging speaker. Her most recent book is Romeo and Juliet: Language and Writing (Bloomsbury, 2014). She is also the author of Critical Practice (1980, 2002), Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction (2002), and a number of other works [Read More].

Assuming Gender was founded by Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri and Dr Jennifer Dawn Whitney at Cardiff University. It is maintained by the postgraduate community of the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy. It comprises an open-access peer-reviewed academic journal, monthly seminar, and public lecture series. This interdisciplinary project is dedicated to the timely analysis of constructions of gendered texts, practices, and subjectivities.  [Visit the website]

The Assuming Gender Public Lecture is an annual event that is open to the public free of charge. This year, it will be held at Cardiff University’s John Percival Building. The main event begins in Room 2.01 at 5.15pm, and is preceded by a wine reception with refreshments from 4pm.


Cardiff University, John Percival Building. Room 2.01 at 5.15pm. Wine reception with refreshments from 4pm.


  • Amber Jenkins (Cardiff University)

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