Cultural Precinct

Symposia and Conferences

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  • Cultural Precinct Arts and Culture on campus

The University of Western Australia Cultural Precinct in collaboration with on campus centres and external organisations hosts a series of conferences and symposia that address various ideas related to culture and the arts.


Flirting and Feminism: Panel presentation and discussion

In the midst of social change prompted by feminism and technology, what happens to flirting?

Over the summer, a male politician and a cricketer were called out for making sexual advances during the course of their jobs to professional women in public. Social media responded with outrage about heterosexual male privilege and about feminism as the ‘anti-flirting movement’. At the same time, dubious conventions on how to pick up women were organised and cancelled. How do we negotiate ethics and desire?

Our panel of fascinating researchers will present their work in this field, and interrogate the relations between feminism and flirting, followed by what we expect will be a lively discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Associate Professor Alison Bartlett, English and Culture Studies, The University of Western Australia (Panel Chair)
  • Carla Adams, multi-media artist
  • Professor Chris Beasley, Politics, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Kyra Clarke, Media and Communication, The University of Western Australia
  • Associate Professor Rob Cover, Media and Communication, The University of Western Australia
  • Dr Susan Maushart, ABC Radio National

More information and registration

Event Details

  • Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016, 6pm - 8pm
    Followed by a reception and viewing of HERE&NOW16 GenYM exhibition
  • Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Register: FREE event - More information and registration
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