Poetry, Prejudice, and Parenting: A Lyrical Journey Through Law

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Event details

Wednesday 21 February 2024
Free to attend. This event is open to all. If you select the in-person ticket, you will still get the online ticket in case you are unable to make it.


Using a creative lens, this talk will explore ways in which the English legal system marginalises queer parenthood. Through re-writing legal texts and subverting legal language via poetry and music, Katie will offer a different way to experience the law.

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Time: 4.30 - 6pm (The lecture and Q&A will be followed by refreshments.)

 Location: Hybrid

  • On campus: Mappin Hall, S1 3JD
  • Online: Links will be sent out before the event

The lecture is open to all members of the public, as well as all university students and staff.

Speaker: Katie Jukes, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University. With SJ Cooper-Knock and Surabhi Shukla, University of Sheffield.

Katie Jukes studied Chinese language and literature at university before becoming a solicitor at an international law firm. She has been teaching law in higher education for nearly two decades and achieved a Distinction in Master of Fine Arts (Poetry) at Manchester Metropolitan University. Katie’s poetry has been published in Paper Swans Press, Broken Sleep Books, Pennine Platform, and she has contributed to a forthcoming publication entitled "Queering Legal Judgments".


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