The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture 2016

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The Centre for Gender Studies in Wales invites you to:

The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture 2016

Dr Kirsti Bohata (Associate Professor, Swansea University)

‘Industrial Fiction by Women Writers in Wales, 1880-1914’

Tuesday 8 March (for International Women’s Day) at 6.00-9.00pm

Ty Crawshay, Treforest Campus, University of South Wales

The lecture will take place in the Moot Court, TC13, at 6pm to be followed by a wine reception and buffet in TC30 (the Zobole Room) and the university museum’s art gallery space, Oriel y Bont, from 7.15pm.

Dr Kirsti Bohata is Associate Professor of English Literature and Director of CREW, the Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales, at Swansea University.

The lecture focuses on industrial fictions by women writers in Wales. Fictional representations of the heavy industries are scarce before the twentieth century, but there is a distinctive body of writing by Welsh women that does engage with industrial life.  These novels portray injuries and colliery disasters, disability and care, strikes and class conflict, as well as recurring themes of  nationalism and cross-class fraternity.

The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture is held each year on or close to March 8, International Women’s Day, in memory of Dr Ursula Masson (1945-2008), the much loved and highly esteemed Lecturer in History at the University of Glamorgan.  Ursula was instrumental in founding Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales and its Roadshows.  For more information about the lecture series, and the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales please visit our website: http://genderstudies.research.glam.ac.uk/memorial-lecture/

The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture series is organised with the support of Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales and NewLaw Solicitors.

This lecture is free and open to all, but tickets are limited.  Please RSVP to Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys to reserve your ticket: ruth.gaffney-rhys@southwales.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there,

Professor Diana Wallace and Dr Ruth Gaffney-Rhys

Co-Directors, The Centre for Gender Studies in Wales

diana.wallace@southwales.ac.uk

ruth.gaffney-rhys@southwales.ac.uk

For information on how to find us please see:  http://www.southwales.ac.uk/visiting/treforest-campus/

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