Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Workshop on Young Feminism

Have you been wondering where all the young feminists have gone and what they are thinking about?  I have!  This workshop is an opportunity to find out:

Young Feminism

PhD Seminar

11 May 2010,  2pm - 6pm
Dep. of Sociology, University of Manchester
University Place Room 6.207

Call for papers & participation

It is a widespread misconception that feminism is ‘post’ and did not make it into the 21st Century. Ideas that young women are post-feminist and do not engage with feminism is a trap! Since 2000 there has been an international and national surge in formal and informal, institutional and grassroots, transnational and local feminist initiatives. As a result, there has been an increase in popular feminist and academic publications on the subject. With this in mind, we organise an interdisciplinary PhD seminar on Young Feminism on the 11 May 2010, at the University of Manchester.
The seminar will cover two broad themes:

Thinking & Ideology: Intersectional young feminism

Keynote speaker: Dr. Sophie Woodward (University of Manchester), co-author of Why Feminism Matters. Feminism lost and found

Doing & Activism: Reclaiming young feminism

Keynote speaker: Catherine Redfern, founder of the F-Word and author of Reclaiming the F Word: The New Feminist Movement
This afternoon will provide an opportunity for PhD students researching aspects of young feminism and young women to get to know each other, discuss our research, and establish a network that enables us to continue dialogue and debate whilst taking an interest in the progress of each others work.
We would like to invite PhD students to present their work in progress on one of these themes. All students are welcome, from any department or University and at any stage in their PhD research. Send us an abstract and a brief statement of purpose (each max.150 words). The deadline is 23 April. We welcome other researchers and staff interested in the field of young feminism to attend. For presentation and attendance (both limited), please fill in the registration form. We will respond to applications 30 April.

Contact & registration

Refreshments will be provided

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