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Girls, Sexuality and Sexualisation: Beyond Spectacle and Sensationalism

Starts: 30 June 2011

Thursday 30th June, 10am - 5.30pm, Committee Rooms 1&2 (Glamorgan Building)

Sexualities and Gender research group present:


ESRC Seminar series: 'Pornified? Complicating the debates about the sexualisation of culture.'

Girls, Sexuality and Sexualisation: Beyond Spectacle and Sensationalism


*Please note that this event is now fully booked*


10.00-10.15 Registration

10.15-10.30 Introduction and welcome

10.30-11.30 Theorising and researching teen-girls’ sexual cultures in an era of ‘sexualisation’: beyond the moral panic (abstract)

(Dr. Emma Renold, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University and Dr. Jessica Ringrose, Institute of Education, University of London)

11.30-12.30 Sexualisation, Splitting and Innocence as Reparation (abstract)

(Danielle Egan, Professor and Coordinator of Gender and Sexuality Studies St. Lawrence University, New York) and (Gail Hawkes, Associate Professor, University of New England in Armidale Australia)

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-2.30  “Don't do what I did”: parental sex education, memories and 'sexualisation' (abstract)

(Dr. Laura Harvey, Department of Psychology, Open University)

2.30-3.30  “Studying sexual desire in girls and young women: Methodological dilemmas and opportunities” (abstract)

(Dr. Sara McClleland, Psychology & Women's Studies,
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan)

3.30-3.45 Refreshments

3.45-4.45 Definitions, discourses and dilemmas: policy and academic engagement with the sexualisation of culture (abstract)

(Dr. Maddy Coy and Maria Garner, Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University)

4.45-5.30 Discussion

(Discussant: Professor Valerie Walkerdine, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University)


Conference Abstracts

Please visit the conference abstracts page


Participation Details

Places are limited for this event and need to be booked in advance. Please contact for further information.

To find out more about this seminar series, visit here.

For details of the forthcoming 2011 international 2 day conference, visit Complicating Debates About the 'Sexualisation of Culture'.


Other information

Open To: Staff and Students