- Feminst Review Special Issue on ‘Frailty and Debility’. Issue 111, October 2015 eds. Irene Gedalof, Yasmin Gunaratnam and Sadie Wearing.
- 'Deconstructing the American Family: Figures of Parents with Dementia in AM Homes’ May We be Forgiven and Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections’ in Swinnen, A., and M. Schweda (eds.). Popularizing Dementia: Public Expressions and Representations of Forgetfulness. Aging Studies series. Transcript Vergal, Bielefeld: 2015 pp. 1-25.
- ‘Moms Mabley and Whoopi Goldberg: Age, Comedy and Celebrity’ in Holmes, S. and Jermyn, D. (eds.) Women, Celebrity and Cultures of Ageing Freeze Frame (Palgrave, 2015), pp. 59-76.
The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory (eds) Mary Evans, Clare Hemmings, Marsha Henry, Hazel Johnstone, Sumi Madhok, Ania Plomien and Sadie Wearing (2014)
At no point in recorded history has there been an absence of intense, and heated, discussion about the subject of how to conduct relations between women and men. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to these omnipresent issues and debates, mapping the present and future of thinking about feminist theory. The chapters gathered here present the state of the art in scholarship in the field, covering: epistemology and marginality; literary, visual and cultural representations; sexuality; macro and microeconomics of gender; conflict and peace. It is an essential reference work for advanced students and academics not only of feminist theory, but of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences.
It is an essential reference work for advanced students and academics not only of feminist theory, but of gender and sexuality across the humanities and social sciences.
Gender in the Media by Niall Richardson and Sadie Wearing (2014)
This lively and engaging text introduces students to the key contemporary issues in the study of gender and the media. Integrating cultural theory with text-based criticism, Gender in the Media analyses recent debates in feminist cultural theory, masculinity studies and queer theory, before applying these cultural paradigms to critical readings in relevant media contexts.
- ‘Dementia and the Biopolitics of the Biopic, from Iris to The Iron Lady’ (2013) Dementia (London), Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 315-325.
- ‘Representing Agency and Coercion: Feminist Readings and Postfeminist Media Fiction‘ in Phillips, A., Madhok, S. and Wilson, K (eds.) Gender, Agency and Coercion (Palgrave, 2013), pp. 219-239.
- 'Notes on Some Scandals: The Politics of Shame in Vers le Sud’ in Gill, R. and Scharff, C. (eds.) New Femininities: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Identity (Palgrave, 2013), pp. 173-187.
- ‘Exemplary or Exceptional Embodiment? Discourses of Ageing in the case of Helen Mirren and Calendar Girls’ in Dolan, J. (ed.) Ageing Femininities: Representation, Identities, Feminism (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012), pp. 145-157.
- 'Subjects of Rejuvenation: Aging in Postfeminist Culture’ in Negra, D. and Tasker, Y (eds.) Interrogating Postfeminism Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (Duke University Press, 2007), pp.277-310.
- Leader on Gender, Media and Culture Session for the LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power, LSE, 24 April 2015.
- Co-convenor for Affect and Inequality, International Workshop, at LSE, 30 April 3 - 1 May 2015.
- Co-convenor for Graduate Seminar Series in Narrative, Discourse and Social Representations, The Centre for Narrative Research, University of East London and The Gender Institute, LSE, 2010 -11.
- Co-convenor for Performativities: Contexts, Domains, Perspectives, International Workshop, LSE, 3 November 2007.
Recent Conference Papers
- 'Presenting Moms Mabley, Age, Celebrity and Comedy’ at Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media and Feminism, Dublin, Ireland, June 2015.
- ‘Deconstructing the American Family: Figures of Parents with Dementia in AM Homes May We Be Forgiven and Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections’ 8th International Symposium Cultural Gerontology, Galway, Ireland, April 2014.
- ‘Sexual Politics Reconsidered’, Invited Speaker, Kate Millett Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London, May 2014.
- ‘Conceptualisations of Silence in Feminist Theory’, Invited Speaker, Symposium on Silences in Science, Imperial College, University of London, Welcome Institute, July 2013.
- ‘Acting their Age?’ Women, Ageing and Popular Cinema, Keynote Speaker, University of Newcastle, 4 May 2012.
- ‘Retirement Deferred’, Symposium on Aging, Gender and Film, Keynote Speaker University of West of England June, 2011.
- ‘Age, Shame and Grumpiness: Analysis, Representation and Affect’, Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling, Newcastle University, December 10-12, 2010.
- 'Agency and Coercion: Feminist Readings of Postfeminist Representations’, Feminist Television Studies Conference, University of Sunderland, 16 September, 2010.