School of English

Feminism and Teaching Symposium

Friday 8th (09:30) - Saturday 9th April 2011 (17:00)

Sponsored by the Feminist and Women's Studies Association 

This is a two-day interdisciplinary symposium that will explore the relationships between feminism and teaching.

Keynote workshops/sessions by:

  • Professor Gina Wisker (Brighton)
  • Professor Sara Mills (Sheffield Hallam) 
  • Dr Louise Mullany (Nottingham)
  • Professor Ruth Holliday (Leeds)
  • Dr. Ben Brabon (Edge Hill)
  • Annette Foster (Performance Artist)

Postgraduates, early career researchers, teachers, artists and activists of all genders are invited to propose sessions engaging with issues relating to feminism and teaching.  This symposium aims to bring together people from a wide variety of disciplines and contexts to explore the ways in which these two fields relate to each other and the ways in which each term strengthens and/or troubles the other.

Presentations and sessions engaged with the relationships between feminism and teaching, from various disciplines, including but not limited to: Sociology, Education, Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Cultural Studies, Applied Linguistics, Law, Gender Studies and Women's Studies.

Presenters were encouraged to engage with these issues in a way that reflects the material being discussed. Diversity of presentation styles was encouraged, particularly interactive sessions, including short film screenings, musical and dramatic performances, workshops, presentations about ongoing projects or works in progress, demonstrations, discussion sessions, or any other format conducive to exploring the relationships between feminism and teaching.  Presenters were allocated a 30-minute slot, which was used by the presenter as they wish, but had to include at least 5 minutes for audience questions/discussion.

  Poster presentations on any issues/topics relating to the theme were also welcome.

School of English

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