Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New Suffragettes


To coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison, who died from injuries sustained when she was trampled by a horse in a political protest at the 1913 Epsom Derby, Drs Angela Smith and Claire Nally (Northumbria University) have written this post on the I.B Tauris blog. They argue that  the legacy of the Suffragettes lives on as modern day feminists continue to use the female body to confront depoliticization.

Angela and Claire are series editors of the I.B. Tauris International Library of Gender in Popular Culture.

Angela is also helping Beamish Museum with their activities to mark the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison. She is taking part in the restaging of Suffragette demonstrations throughout June, including the 1911 Common Cause poster march in Newcastle (8th June) and a weekend of women's suffrage-related events at Beamish 28-30th June.

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