Acclaimed author and thinker Alva Gotby comes to Winchester this weekend

Acclaimed author and thinker Alva Gotby comes to Winchester this weekend

Verso Books author and thinker Alva Gotby comes to Winchester to explore the perceptions and politics of emotional life.

On Sunday 9th June acclaimed author and thinker Alva Gotby is coming to The Railway Inn, Winchester to and talk about her book – They Call It Love: The Politics Of Emotional Life (Verso Books).

Is love work? Who performs this? Who benefits from it? How might we create more equal and meaningful connections?

These are some of the big questions Alva Gotby explores in her book and will be discussing in Winchester at her talk for Wire Wool Events.

Alva Gotby is a writer and organiser living in London. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from University of West London, and writes about feminist theory and politics. Her first book They Call It Love: The Politics of Emotional Life (Verso 2023) explores the role of emotion and intimate relationships in the reproduction of capitalist society. Her forthcoming book Feeling at Home: Towards a Transformative Politics of Housing (Verso 2025) investigates housing and domesticity in relation to gender, race, disability and family in contemporary society. 

In this talk, writer and organiser Alva Gotby will explore how emotion is structured under capitalism, who carries out the work of caring for others, and how we can begin to reimagine this work. We all have emotional needs, but we could meet those needs in very different ways. Drawing on the tradition of Wages for Housework, an international feminist collective active in the 1970s, Alva will look at how society depends on hidden forms of emotional care. 

The Work Of Love: a talk with Alva Gotby

Sunday 9th June 2024 – 6.45pm doors, 7pm start

Upstairs @ The Railway, Winchester

45min talk, followed by opportunity for audience questions.

Price: £8 advance from

Limited tickets available

This event is a donation point for Winchester Basics Bank – please bring toiletries, tampons and towels if you are able.

Win a copy of Alva Gotby’s book ‘They Call It Love’ in the raffle – proceeds go to START.

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