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Call for Papers: Gendered Voices Conference

Following the success of our 2016 Symposium, the Gender and Sexuality Cluster of the South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership is pleased to announce the upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘Gendered Voices’. Taking place on 18-19 May 2017 at the University of Bristol, we invite submissions from all postgraduates and early career researchers (including postdocs).

We welcome submissions from any discipline, as we aim to bring together researchers from across the academic spectrum to discuss different perspectives on gender, sex, sexuality, and the body. The theme ‘Gendered Voices’ could include, but is not limited to:

  • Voices of protest
  • Gendered expression, e.g. through theatre, performance, and song
  • Literary voices; art and literature as a mode of communication
  • Voices in history
  • Unheard/hidden voices
  • Voices of authority; in the law, hierarchies, domestic spheres, etc.
  • Virtual voices/ online identities

We will accept both twenty-minute papers and ‘flash paper’ sessions with five minute presentations, where researchers can present a research problem, reflections on their work or a short summary of their thesis. We invite you to submit abstracts to genderandsexualitycluster@gmail.com by Tuesday 31 January 2017.

For a twenty-minute paper please submit a 250 word max. abstract, and a 100 word max. abstract for a flash paper. Please include your name, department, university and position in the email, as well as the type of paper you are submitting. We will reply to all applicants by Monday 29 February 2017. General registration will open in March. Attendance is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

We hope that the day will spark productive and engaging discussions across disciplines and we look forward to meeting you all!

Gendered Voices Organisers

Further information: genderandsexualitycluster@gmail.com.


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