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Gender and Authority

The Gender and Authority project, jointly supported by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute, aims to explore and question received notions of social and cultural authority, specifically as they intersect with issues of gender. Provoked initially by the idea of the canon, ‘the list of works considered to be permanently established as being of the highest quality’ (OED), we wish to consider three points: how do social and gender norms determine ‘quality’? How permanent is authority? What is ‘work’? We propose an expansive definition of work that includes all forms of cultural production, individual or collaborative. We also seek to examine spaces in which gender, as it intersects with other vectors of power, has led to the marginalisation of intellectual and artistic creation or labour. This project, led by Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, and Julia Hartley will bring together participants from disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences.

As part of our project, this series of podcasts mainly features, although it is not limited to, recordings from our seminars and other events. The series is produced and edited by Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, and Julia Hartley.

You can learn more about Gender & Authority by visiting our website at https://womenandthecanon.wordpress.com and on our TORCH webpage a thttp://torch.ox.ac.uk/genderandauthority as well as by following us on Twitter @womencanonox

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 7, University of Oxford, 22 February 2017 Gender and Authority Seminar 7: Serena Alessi (British School at Rome) and Rachel Delman (University of Oxford). Music: 'Enigmatic' by bensound.com Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 06 Apr 2017
2 Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Roundtable The Gender and Authority TORCH Network, in collaboration with the Centre for Gender, Identity, and Subjectivity, hosted a roundtable discussion at Balliol College on 2 November 2016. Mara Keire, Maria Jaschok, Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Joana Serrado 18 Nov 2016
3 Creative Commons TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 4, University of Oxford, 19 October 2016 Gender and Authority Seminar 4: Sahba Shayani (University of Oxford) and Victoria Van Hyning (University of Oxford). Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 22 Oct 2016
4 Creative Commons TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 3, University of Oxford, 1 June 2016 Gender and Authority Seminar 3: Lynn Ellen Burkett (Western Caroline University) and Alexis Brown (University of Oxford). Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 22 Oct 2016
5 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 1, University of Oxford, 2 March 2016 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 1 featuring Mary Harrod and Susan Garrard. Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 06 Jul 2016
6 TORCH Gender and Authority Research Network, Seminar 2, University of Oxford, 11 May 2016 Gender and Authority Seminar 2: Amy Donovan Blondell, ‘Gender, Self-determination and Authority: Homeless Young Women Navigate Life on the Road’. Adele Bardazzi, David Bowe, Natalya Din-Kariuki, Julia Caterina Hartley 06 Jul 2016