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Queer clothes: Sartorial Non-Conformity and Gender Expression (+clothes swap!) [CQH]

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Queer clothes: Sartorial Non-Conformity and Gender Expression (+clothes swap!) [CQH]

February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Queer Clothes: Sartorial Non-Conformity and Gender Expression
Panel, 5 – 6.30pm

To celebrate LGBT History Month 2020, this panel will explore queer lives and experiences through items of clothing. The top hat, for example, viewed as a signifier of the effeminate “dandy” before being appropriated by British imperial and industrial masculinity, has also adorned the heads of queer women such as the Ladies of Llangollen, Marlene Dietrich and Hetty King. This panel will use sartorial items as entry points to understand queer expression and identities.

Contributors: Meg Roberts, Sasha Rasmussen, Zoe Nunn, Desmond Huthwaite

Clothes swap, 6.30 – 7.30pm
Stay after the panel, or drop in from 6.30pm, for a clothes swap! More details to come x

Sidgwick Hall is on the ground floor of the Sidgwick building, with level access. Ask for directions at the Porters’ Lodge, or follow the signs to Sidgwick Hall / Sidgwick Dining Hall.

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February 4
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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