Screening Intimacies: Television and the Politics of CareEvents — Symposium Lab 006, Lab 002 LAB Broad St Foyer. Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge Campus East Road Cambridge CB1 1PT
19 May 2023, 11:00
Screening Intimacies: Television and the Politics of Care is a symposium that explores the staging of intimacy on and off-screen in the wake of the viral #MeToo movement. For the past two years, as part of a British Academy funded study into intimacy coordination in the UK, Professor Tanya Horeck and Dr Susan Berridge (University of Stirling) have interviewed intimacy coordinators and those they collaborate with, to investigate how the profession of intimacy coordination is influencing television production cultures and helping to engender new ways of depicting sex, intimacy, and consent. In this symposium the research team will discuss the project’s findings with a particular focus on how notions of intimacy are being expanded and redefined. Themes of consent, care, community, gender, sex education, and activism will be discussed as we consider what is at stake in the attempt to restructure television cultures according to an ethos of care and collaboration.
Join us for a series of talks followed by a panel discussion with intimacy coordinators responding to the topics raised.
Speakers will include:
Professor Tanya Horeck and Dr Susan Berridge
Professor Helen Wood
Professor Helen Wheatley
Robbie Taylor Hunt
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