CFP: [Gender Studies] Feminist Transitions, FWSA Conference 2009

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Dr Stephanie Genz


Feminist Transitions
22nd Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Conference
Hosted by Edge Hill University at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
June 19-21, 2009

Recent years have seen an unprecedented broadening of feminist issues and
practices. Feminist perspectives have moved across and beyond a number of
established boundaries â€" including geographical, national, economic,
ethnic, political, theoretical, cultural, popular, sexual and gender â€" to
expand the scope of the movement. Now more than ever, there is a need for
an inclusive feminism that sees diversity as strength and engages
productively with the complexities and contradictions of the twenty-first

Keynote Speakers
Professor Judith Halberstam (University of Southern California)
Professor Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths, University of London)

The aim of this conference is two-fold:
- to reflect on a wide range of social, cultural, theoretical and global
transitions that have affected and/or modified feminism’s identity,
representation, activism and politics
- to debate the state of twenty-first-century feminisms

Topic areas/subjects for consideration (across the Arts, Humanities,
Political and Social Sciences) might include:

- Transitional feminisms
- Transitional genders
- Trans- and/or post- theory
- Feminist waves/generations
- Feminism and diversity
- Feminist boundaries/limits
- Transnational/global feminisms
- Feminist activism/politics

We also welcome proposals for papers and panels on individual feminist
thinkers and how their feminist positions have transitioned.

Please send a 250-word abstract for papers and/or a 500-word abstract for
panels, along with a brief biographical note to

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