The Kenneth Sewards-Shaw Conversazione 2021
11 Jun 2021
Ben Wheadon (2020) presents this year's Kenneth Sewards-Shaw Conversazione. Ben is studying for a Master's in English and American Studies. His talk, entitled '"Grow Some Balls He Said": Revisiting the Gender Politics of Early Punk Rock After IDLES' Joy As An Act of Resistance', is based on his undergraduate dissertation on LGBTQ+ / feminist lyricism in early punk rock.
Conversazione is an informal MCR-SCR seminar, which takes place once a term. Each seminar is led either by a Fellow or a Postgraduate Research Student. The first Conversazione took place in Hilary 1996, with a presentation by the current Supernumerary Fellow, Prof Herman Waldmann, on Immunology and its Uses. Since then, the tradition has continued with great success.
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