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Funding opportunities

The School of Arts is delighted to invite applications for M.Phil/PhD research funding for the 14/15 academic year. Please see link below for information on our studentships (including AHRC, Birkbeck Anniversary Scholarships, and Arts Research Studentships), guidance, application forms and deadlines. We welcome research projects on a variety of topics including photography, for part-time as well as full-time study.

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Jo Spence: The Feminist Photography of a Cultural Sniper

Jo Spence was a British writer, educator and photographer – although she was quite ambivalent about being termed an ‘artist’. In fact, she much preferred to call herself a ‘Cultural Sniper’. But instead of brandishing a gun, Spence used her camera to shoot and expose issues in culture.

One of the first woman photographers to confront the anxiety of seeing oneself in photographs, this HENI Talk explores how Spence targeted the media’s representation of women – always coded as young, plucked and perfectly made-up – by laying her own body on the line.

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