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Marginalised Girlhood: Blind Spots, Challenges and Hopes Panel Discussion

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Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

182 St Georges Road

North Fitzroy, VIC 3068

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To marginalise is ‘to treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral’ (Cambridge Dictionary).
Marginalised Girlhood: Blind Spots, Challenges and Hopes opens the conversation about the representation of girls in popular culture along the axes of race, disability and sexuality. How does it feel to grow up at the periphery of the mainstream norms? To never have role models in dominant narratives; and to have one’s self-experience misrepresented? PhD candidates Elodie Silberstein and Belinda Glynn; and Dr Whitney Monaghan, author of the book Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not 'Just a Phase' (Palgrave, 2016) will share their personal experiences in light of the current feminist resurgence. Join the conversation in a Q&A oriented session to have your say on how to empower the new generations of girls.

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Elodie Silberstein is an artist and a PhD candidate at Monash University. Her research investigates the transnational representations of girlhood in the visual culture and the geopolitics of beauty. She also collects artworks from awesome female-identifying artists, and thinks that girls run the world.

Whitney Monaghan is a screen critic and academic. Her research examines representations of gender and sexuality on screen. She is the author of the book Queer Girls, Temporality and Screen Media: Not ‘Just a Phase’ (2016) and an editor of Peephole Journal, an online magazine devoted to creative screen criticism.

Belinda Glynn is a doctoral candidate at Monash University. She is a co-editor of the online journal Peephole (www.peepholeiournal.tv). Her research examines the negotiation and agency in relation to female stars in classical Hollywood.

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