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[ecrea] CFP - The Point of Feminism

Thu Mar 13 20:44:39 GMT 2008

>The Point of Feminism
>An interdisciplinary one-day conference looking 
>at issues relating to feminism and media scholarship
>University of Reading
>12 September 2008
>The publicized closure of Womens Studies 
>departments at an institutional level coupled 
>with post feminist discourses and the 
>perceived irrelevance of feminism in neo-liberal 
>societies, all indicate the social and political 
>need to (re)visit feminisms. The aim of the 
>conference is to reach a better understanding of 
>issues facing scholars of media, and to situate 
>these issues within a broader historical, 
>institutional, political, social and cultural 
>context. We are inviting proposals for an 
>interdisciplinary (film, new/media, cultural, 
>and communications studies) one-day conference 
>at the University of Reading. The day will take 
>the form of round table discussions and 
>workshops chaired by established feminist 
>scholars with opening and closing plenaries by
>Sue Thornham (University of Sussex)
>Maureen McNeill (University of Lancaster)
>Christine Geraghty (University of Glasgow).
>We are proposing to have workshops organised 
>around (but not restricted to) the following strands:
>"       Institution
>"       Methodology
>"       Pedagogy
>"       Discursive Issues
>"       Definition
>"       Practice
>"       Empirical Matters
>Proposals for 5 to 10 minute presentations 
>should discuss the personal and/or political 
>relationships of feminism with these themes. We 
>will give particular consideration to proposals 
>that critically reflect on research or teaching 
>experience rather than straightforwardly present 
>research outcomes. We are particularly 
>interested in proposals by early career 
>researchers and postgraduate students. The 
>presentations should be reflective of research 
>experience or practice and discuss how feminist 
>methodology and theory, questions revolving 
>around gender, or other feminist issues relate 
>to your experience. The outcomes of the day will 
>be disseminated through publication.
>Deadline for sending us your proposals is 16 May 2008.
>The day is organised by Helen Thornham 
>(University of Bristol), Heather Sutherland 
>(University of Reading) and Elke Weissmann (University of Reading).
>For further information or to send your proposal 
>for a 5-10 minute contribution, please contact:
>Heather Sutherland                                      Elke Weissmann
>(h.a.sutherland /at/ 
>(e.weissmann /at/
>University of Reading                                   Helen Thornham
>Film, Theatre and 
>Television                            (Helen.Thornham /at/
>Bulmershe Court
>Woodlands Avenue
>Reading, RG6 1HY

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