CFP: [Gender Studies] Women, Ageing and Media International Conference

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Joanne Garde-Hansen
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Women, Ageing and Media International Conference
5th December 2008


AHRC international Conference - Crossing Cultures: Women, Ageing and
Media, to be held at the University of Gloucestershire (Cheltenham) on
5th December 2008.
The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to link academics from
different geographical, cultural and intellectual backgrounds in order to
explore emerging research on 'older women' in media. The conference will
bring together scholars working in the arts, media practice, the
humanities and social sciences.
Keynote speakers include:
                                Kathleen Woodward
                                Kate Omenugha
                                Tara Brabazon
                                Sadie Wearing
The conference interprets the notion of media in its broadest sense but
indicative themes might include:
Emotion and Affect
Visibility and Invisibility
Scary Bodies
Commodification and Consumerism
Positive Images and Role Models
Cultural Difference

The conference welcomes proposals from both individuals and panels of
scholars. The length of papers is 20 minutes.

The deadline for this call for papers (a title and short abstract of 250
words) is 15th June 2008. For more details and the online abstract
submission form go to If you have any queries
please do not hesitate to contact the conference organizer:
Dr Ros Jennings
                                Reader in Cultural Studies
                                Head of Postgraduate Research
                                The University of Gloucestershire
                                The Park Campus
                                Tel: 00441242 715002

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