About

Sabina Stent is a UK based freelance writer who has written for Polygon, AnOther Magazine, FANDOM, The F Word, Real Crime Magazine, and others. She occasional lectures in public venues and at academic conferences. In 2012 she completed a Ph.D. on Women Surrealists (Univesity of Birmingham, 2012), which continues to be one of the primary focuses of her work. She is currently working on a variety of projects

  • Women artists, Surrealism, and “unconventional” women.
  • Femininity, sexuality, desire, and the female body.
  • Masquerade and costume.
  • Magic, Witchery and the esoteric
  • Movies — everything from Old Hollywood to blockbusters.
  • Women superheroes, comics, comic book cinematic adaptations, and TV shows.

She can be reached via email: sabinastent@gmail.com

Academia:

PhD (French Studies), University of Birmingham, 2012
Thesis title: “Women Surrealists: Sexuality, Fetish, Femininity and Female Surrealism”
http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/3718/

M.A. (Modern European Cultures), University of Birmingham, 2007
Dissertation Title: “Surreal Women: Fetishism and Gender in the Work of Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim and Elsa Schiaparelli”

Public Lectures:

Treadwells Bookshop (November 2017) – Valentine Penrose, Surreal Occultress
https://www.treadwells-london.com/event/valentine-penrose-surreal-occultress/

Treadwells Bookshop (May 2017) – Leonor Fini, Surrealist Sorceress
https://www.treadwells-london.com/event/leonor-fini-surrealist-sorceress/

Birmingham and Midlands Institute (March 2017) – Emmy Bridgwater and the Birmingham Surrealists

BCU School of Jewellery (March 2017) – Intimate Jewels: Intimate Jewels: Surrealism, Fetish and Fairy Tales

 

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