CFP: Feminism and Popular Culture (UK) (12/1/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

full name / name of organization: 
S J Gillis

The Feminist and Women's Studies Association (UK & Ireland) 20th Annual Conference

 Feminism and Popular Culture

University of Newcastle (June 29th-July 1st, 2007)


Keynote Speakers

s Pamela Church Gibson s Jackie Stacey s Yvonne Tasker s Imelda Whelehan s


The popular straddles disciplines, drawing together research that might otherwise remain discretely sited. This conference will interrogate how the popular and feminism has been understood, articulated and represented both in contemporary cultures and throughout history. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the conference will bring together scholars working in the arts, humanities and social sciences.


>From molls to grrrls, from blue-stockings to blue movies, abstracts are invited on all aspects of gender, feminism, women and popular culture. We welcome proposals for papers which investigate the representation of feminism in popular culture as well as papers which theorise the relationship between feminism and the popular.


Possible Topics:

The Girlie


Lesbians on Television

Feminist Role Models


Youth Cultures

The Radical vs. the Popular

Anti-feminism and the Backlash

Transformation of the Public Sphere

The Cult of Celebrity

Rereading the Romance

Body Modification

Genre Fiction

Audience Reception



Second and Third Waves

Romantic Comedy


Conference Organisers: Stacy Gillis and Melanie Waters

Please send 300-word abstracts or 1000-word panel proposals by 1 December 2006 to <>.

Dr Stacy Gillis
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature
School of English
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)191 222 7360
F: +44 (0)191 222 8708
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