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Melanie Kennedy <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 1 Feb 2021 16:27:43 +0000
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The University of Leicester’s Media and Gender Research Group is pleased to
announce its Spring 2021 series of virtual talks. Everyone is welcome –
please register via the Eventbrite links below:

*Wednesday February 24, 16.00 (GMT)*

‘Getting In & Getting On With It: Coping with “Leaky” Tech’

Alison Harvey (York University, Canada)

Register here

*Thursday March 11, 16.00 (GMT)*

‘Beyond Risk and Resilience: Gender, Class and Value Struggles’

Helen Wood (Lancaster University)

Register here

*Wednesday March 31, 16.00 (BST)*

*Feminism & the Politics of ‘Resilience’ *by Angela McRobbie: Panel

Speakers: Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths), Kim Allen (Leeds), Hannah Hamad
(Cardiff), Melanie Kennedy (Leicester), and Catherine Rottenberg
(Nottingham). Chaired by Jilly Kay (Leicester).

Details of the event here

*Please note that the event has sold out but will be livestreamed on
YouTube here

For enquiries please get in touch with Melanie Kennedy ([log in to unmask]) or
Jilly Kay ([log in to unmask]).

*Dr Melanie Kennedy (SFHEA)*

*Lecturer in Media and Communication*

School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester,
House, 132 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7JA

Tel: 0116 223 1624

Associate Editor, Commentary and Criticism for *Feminist Media Studies*

*Latest publication *‘*If the rise of the TikTok dance and e-girl aesthetic
has taught us anything, it’s that teenage girls rule the internet right
now’: TikTok celebrity, girls and the Coronavirus crisis*, *European
Journal of Cultural Studies* (2020) available here

*New books** The Wedding Spectacle Across Contemporary Media and Culture:
Something Old, Something New *(London: Routledge, 2020) available here

*And **Tweenhood: Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture* (London:
IB Tauris, 2019) available here

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