VPFA Reading Group

The  ‘ Third Sex ‘ Reading  Group.

Led by:  Mollie Clarke, Dr. Claire O’Callaghan, Dr. Matt Crofts, and  Dr.  Helena Esser.

Following on from the successful ‘Third Sex’ reading group at the VPFA’s 2020 conference, a more permanent reading group is now established!

Meeting once a month, we will continue to focus on texts that examine ‘the third sex’ – that is; Victorian and neo-Victorian works that explore sex and gender, queerness, and LGBTQA+ identities. Meetings will take place via Zoom, last for approximately 90 minutes, and will be supplemented by an exciting and supportive reading pack, comprising questions and textual prompts for members. 

Sneak Peek at Season One!

We’re Back for Season Two!

Autumn-Winter 2022 Schedule – Save these dates

September: Are They Women
October: Rosie Garland, ‘The Night Brother’
November: Queer Vamps
December: XXXmas Special

How to Join

Interested in Queer History? Love literature and film? Join us! Our sessions aim to cover all things LGBTQIA+, the long Victorian, Neo-Victorian, poetry, fiction, history, art and so much more.

To join you can register via eventbrite or email us at vpfareadinggroup@gmail.com.

We will send out the reading pack a week in advance of the group meeting, and a link to join us online the day before it is scheduled. You will also be provided with a password to access the reading pack (link below). The pack and password will change with each session: please do not share this information with others.

Bring your tea, coffee, other, and come join us! We look forward to seeing you there.

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