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LGBT History Month in the School of English

Welcome to LGBT+ History Month in the School of English! LGBT+ History Month is held every February and this is the hub for all our events each year. In 2022 we celebrated the month asking our School of English community for their book recommendations to share on our Instagram account.
Progress Pride Flag over an image of Trent Building with a flag waving. Text: LGBT History Month.

LGBT History Month Reading List

We joined up with our friends over in Libraries to bring you reading recommendations all through the month of February. In 2020 the Libraries Team asked for recommendations to build their list of LGBT+ titles and you delivered!

In 2021 we spotlighted books on our Instagrams, and over @UoNEnglish we got some personalised recommendations from members of staff!

Photograph of Callie Gardner

Poetry Reading with Callie Gardner

Monday 8th February, 6 - 7 pm (Microsoft Teams)

We're delighted to host Callie Gardner for a poetry reading followed by a Q&A. Callie Gardner is a Glasgow-based poet, essayist and tutor, and is the founder and editor of Zarf Press and Zarf poetry magazine. They are the author of two books: the poetry collection naturally it is not. and the critical book Poetry & Barthes.

Photograph of Angela Zottola

Transgender Identities in the Press

Monday 15th February, 4 - 5 pm (Microsoft Teams)

In this talk, Dr Angela Zottola will discuss her research on the representation of trans people in newspapers. In her analysis, she pinpoints negative or harmful practices and discuss how the linguistic choices in newspapers can influence the way gender and sexual identities are understood in society. The paper focuses on the use of terminology and, generally speaking, on the type of discourses associated with trans people in the press.



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