SheFest presents Wigs and Women's Stories of Cancer on Screen

When: March 5 2018

Where: Sheffield, United Kingdom


Wig-wearing is a part of most women’s experiences of cancer treatment, and they are a stock storyline in cancer stories on screen.

In this talk, Dr Williams discusses clips from hit shows such as Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, through to independent short films such as Cancer Hair.

How critical are these representations of mainstream "cancer culture"? Do they subvert gender stereotypes of illness, or simply bolster them? 

Dr Seán Williams

Time & Date:
Monday 5 March, 6-7pm

The Holt, 156 Arundel street, Sheffield S1 4RE


University of Sheffield - International Women's Day


This exciting Shefest International Women's Day event is proudly supported by the University of Sheffield through their insightful and engaging academics being involved in these marvellous workshops addressing gender, equality, human rights and more.


University of Sheffield - International Women's Day



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