Recent Events

On September 7, Unsettled Scores (co-founded by SJRI affiliate Dr. Spy Dénommé-Welch) put on a moving performance as part of Celebration of Nations. This initiative was partly funded by an SJRI Seed Grant.

Ths SJRI was a proud co-sponsor of the research presentation given by Dr. Sabine Sielke on September 12 titled “Feminism Reloaded? The Serial Debate on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, or: What’s New about #MeToo?” During this talk, Dr. Sielke built on her earlier work on cultural seriality by historicizing #MeToo in relation to previous peaks of feminist intervention. She mapped the impact of the digital media ecology from which #MeToo has emerged, before showing how #MeToo is an example of a memory practice which, like all such practices, depends on both remembering and forgetting.