Ignite Academy

On the 7th December the University of Sheffield will present Ignite Academy 2015! 6.30-9pm, Adelphi Room, Crucible Theatre, Entry is FREE

Amongst a list of over 20 academics from around the University, Dr Kate Taylor-Jones will be presenting on

Sex, Drugs and Synchronised Swimming: Girlhood in Cinema

On the cusp of adulthood and linked into many conflicting issues including weight, sex, education, employment and sometimes motherhood; girlhood is a time of life that wider society has a very hard time to relate to. From Frozen to the Hunger Games - girls have become a bigger part of cinema than ever before and studying them allows us an insight into this period of life both by establishing the mainstream thoughts on the issue but also by allowing girls to offer insights into their own lives. This presentation will explore how recent cinema gives us an insight into girlhood and what this can mean for real-life girls.

Find out more about the event and who else in presenting

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What is Ignite? Ignite is a geek event that is held in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events, Ignite presenters share their research passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds, making a total of just five minutes.

What will I learn? We’ll cover a broad range of topics from departments across the University. The spirit of Ignite Academy is simply about education, learning, teaching and sharing ideas with the people of Sheffield.

Who is this event for? Each talk is pitched for a public audience so everyone is welcome. This is a chance to hear about new projects, exciting ideas, leading thinking, and up to the minute innovation.