CFP: [Gender Studies] CFP The Point of Feminism

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Elke Weissmann
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Apologies for cross-posting. This is a reminder of the deadline for the
one-day conference The Point of Feminism which will take place at the
University of Reading on 12 September 2008.


The deadline for abstracts is 16 May.


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 ‘Women’s 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:


Discursive Issues
Empirical Matters

Proposals 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 outcomes of the day will be disseminated
through publication.


Deadline for sending us your proposals is 16 May 2008.


More information can be found on facebook, group ‘The Point of Feminism’


The day is organised by Helen Thornham (University of Bristol), Heather
Sutherland (University of Reading) and Elke Weissmann (University of
Reading), in association with MeCCSA’s Women’s Media Studies Network.


For further information or to send your proposal for a 5-10 minute
contribution, please contact:


Heather Sutherland
Elke Weissmann


University of Reading
Helen Thornham

Film, Theatre and Television

Bulmershe Court

Woodlands Avenue

Reading, RG6 1HY




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