CALL FOR PAPERS ‘Feminist Bodies Now!
‘Feminist Bodies Now! an intersectional corpus,’ is a study of how bodies are contesting gender oppression, and the further possibilities for resistance. It will explore how far corporeal feminism has come, thinking about race, sexuality, disability, binaries and class in new ways, and ask how far feminism still has to go.
Feminist Bodies Now! is a symposium which will happen in Central London on Saturday the 9th of April 2016. It will be innovative with a strong emphasis on sub-culture and pop culture; bodies that break binaries and play with gender performance. Papers already confirmed include; the crossings and dwellings of the trans body, the disabled body in resistance, roller derby as a queer trans-feminism and Niki Minaj as a feminist body.
Papers from the symposium will be collated and published in book form.
Feminist Bodies Now! will situate real bodies within philosophical feminist discourses. Contributions are encouraged to be accessible for a wider audience, but have a strong theoretical framework, and think about current and relevant bodies through an exciting academic lens.
Other ideas for papers might include theoretical analyses of any subculture in which you are involved; or discussions of how women are subverting mainstream institutions from within.
Presentations should be in English, and will be allocated 20 minutes each, plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Prospective participants are invited to submit abstracts of 200-250 words in Word. Proposals must include name, institutional affiliation (if relevant), a short bio (no more than 100 words) and an e-mail address.
Abstracts should be sent to Sian.Bride1@winchester.ac.uk by the 15th of January 2016.