‘Let's Talk about Sex: Femininities and Masculinities in the Americas'

PG & Early career scholar symposium

14th February 2014, British Library Conference Centre

Join us on 14th February for a symposium for postgraduates and early career scholars which will provide a space to discuss ongoing work in detail, to receive peer feedback, and promote interdisciplinary and transnational dialogue.

Through cultural and socio-historical lenses we will come together to explore the ways in which the embodiment and performance of femininities and masculinities have created and contested our understanding of identities in the Americas. This symposium promotes new thinking about the ways that language and performance have challenged prevailing cultural paradigms and affected change by empowering those who struggle to find a voice.

Papers will be circulated two weeks in advance. Group panel sessions will allow for a discussion of the themes connecting our work as well as a wider look at ideologies of gender in the Americas. We welcome proposals that consider the role of the gendered voice across North, Central, and South America. Please limit papers to up to 7,500 words.

If you need any more information, then please send us an email to femininitiesandmasculinities@gmail.com

This symposium will take place on 14th February 2014 at the British Library Conference Centre in London, the provisional programme is for an afternoon session running from 12-5.30pm. After the symposium please feel free to join us for dinner.

Places are limited and details for registration and attendance as well as the full programme will be emailed in due course.

Students who want to attend as peer reviewers without submitting a paper are also welcome – just drop us an email.

This symposium is supported by the University of East Anglia and the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library, and in association with the Society for the History of Women in the Americas (SHAW).

This event is being organised and run by Eilidh A B Hall and Morwenna Chaffe from the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

@eilidhabhall     @morwennachaffe

DOWNLOAD: Schedule [PDF]

For more information please send us an email at femininitiesandmasculinities@gmail.com