Calls for Papers, Events

CFP: North West Gender Conference 2015

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University of Manchester, Manchester Meeting Place, 10th April 2015

Key Note: Prof. Erica Burman

This inter-disciplinary conference is run ‘by PGR’s, for PGR’s’ and will provide a unique opportunity for Postgraduate students to talk about the influence of gender in their research.  This event is for all Postgraduate students, not just those who are near completion. The aim is to provide a safe, comfortable and open environment for students at all stages of their PhD or Masters to discuss their ‘research in progress’ and to receive feedback and support from peers. Despite the theme of the event being gender-orientated, this conference is intended to offer the opportunity for any discipline and research student to discuss the impact of gender within their research, not only those whose work specifically focuses on gender.

Some suggested themes include:

  • Methods, Methodology and Personal Reflections
  • Feminism & Queer Theory
  • Techno- feminism
  • Gender and Popular Culture
  • Gender, Sexuality and Subjectivity
  • Gender, Politics and Discrimination
  • Gender, History and Society
  • Gender, Crime and Law
  • Gender, Communication and Media
  • Gender and Health
  • Masculinities
  • Gender, Sex Work and Modern Slavery
  • ‘Girls’, ‘Boys’ and Youth Culture

The themes suggested here are deliberately broad and all encompassing, as they are intended to appeal to all PGR research students. Papers that do not fit within these suggested themes, but fit under the broad ‘gender’ umbrella are also welcome. This event will be an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their ‘research in progress’, to present their work at a ‘PGR friendly’ conference, to hear potentially invaluable feedback and to network with like-minded peers. Presentations are expected to be no longer than 20 minutes, with the opportunity for 10 minutes of questioning. Abstracts of 250 words are now welcome and the final date for submission will be 30th January 2015. Please include your name, institution and paper title on the abstracts. Registration details will follow in the near future.

To submit an abstract and for any queries, please contact . We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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