UNE Symposium P.S.#Metoo

Thursday 7th November will be the University of New England, AU Creative and Cultural Arts Network Symposium “P.S. #Metoo“. UNE Music‘s Donna Hewitt will be performing her work #Metwo at the end of the symposium. Everyone is welcome. 1.30-5pm Oorala Lecture Theatre. With the performance 4.30pm in the Drama Studio.

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Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal erupted in 2017, the so-called “#MeToo movement” has brought a number of powerful men in the arts and cultural industries to account for sexual assault allegations. Some of these men were found guilty, while others had their names (controversially) cleared; all arguably now exist in a post-“Me Too” landscape.

This symposium will explore how a reconsideration of gender-based harassment and sexual abuse might reconfigure how we approach making, thinking about, and teaching arts and culture. Do concerns over consent and power liberate artists, or encourage a new cultural puritanism? Alternatively, is systemic inequality and abuse a far deeper problem than a hashtag and some high-profile court cases?

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VENUE: Oorala Centre

1.30pm – 2.00pm        Erin Gee (Zoom from Canada): “Laughing Web Dot Space: A Virtual Laugh-In for Survivors of Sexual Violence”

2.00pm – 2.30pm        Donna Hewitt: “#MeTwo – A Collaborative Music Response to the #MeToo Movement”

2.30pm – 3.00pm        Sharleen Schier and Jacqueline Harris: “‘Tell Me about a Complicated Man’ – Classics in the Post-MeToo Landscape”

3.00pm – 3.30pm        AFTERNOON TEA BREAK

3.30pm – 4.00pm        Kylie Constantine: “Philomela’s Song: What a violent myth can tell us about resilience through creativity”

4.00pm – 4.30pm        Lisa Goldzieher: “Exploring Gender Violence on stage in Nick Enright’s Blackrock

4.30pm – 5.00pm        Liz Ellis: “The street can be a scary place. If you’re out after dark, are you just askin’ for it…?” (includes play reading)

VENUE: Drama Studio, Milton Building

5.00pm – 5.30pm        Donna Hewitt Performance #MeTwo

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