New event added to programme: Emma Rees introduces her new book, The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History

More exciting news! We’re thrilled to add another event to an already packed programme.

On the morning of Sunday 15 March, renowned academic Emma Rees will introduce her new book, The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History.

Emma Rees is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Chester. She was born and bred in Birmingham, and took her BA and PhD at the University of East Anglia, before moving to the University of Chester in 1999. Her main teaching interests are early modern literature (her first book was about Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-73)), and literature and film. She has published extensively in the field of gender and representation, and her book The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History (Bloomsbury) was first published in 2013, and is out in paperback early in 2015. In ‘Vulvanomics: How We Talk About Vaginas’, Emma considers why British and US culture has such a problem when talking about the female body; she maps the long history of advertising that profits from the taboo of the vagina, and she reflects on how writers, artists and filmmakers have been influenced by, or even perpetuate, this ‘shame’.

Tickets for the event will be available to buy from next week. Watch this space!

EMMA REES

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