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Gender and Representation (Graduate Conference)

One-day event seeking to bring together early career researchers working with gender. 


The Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) in collaboration with the Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo warmly invite you to take part in a conference for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars within the humanities.

Keynote speaker:  Professor Griselda Pollock  (University of Leeds, UK)

Understandings of gender are one of the most fundamental aspects of human culture. In recent decades, perceptions of gender as binary and fixed have been challenged, both within the academy and within popular culture. If, as Judith Butler famously argued in Gender Trouble (1990), gender is not something we are but something we do, how do representations of gender in history, media, literature and the arts affect our understanding of what it means to be male, or female, or both, or neither? Considering the increased emphasis on intersectionality within feminism and gender studies in recent years, what might these representations tell us about the way in which gender intersects with other aspects of identity, such as class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and ability? This conference aims to facilitate discussions about the ways in which gender is and has been represented in various types of narratives and images, giving PhD students and postdoctoral scholars the opportunity to reflect on the role that gender plays in their own research.

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers that explore different areas within the humanities such as literature, language, media, art or history. Topics could include but are not limited to:

-Feminism and protofeminism

-Art and gender

-Representation and embodiment

-Language and gender

-Gender in the media

-Men and masculinity studies

-Writing gender

-LGBTQ and sexuality studies

-Postcolonial studies

-Family and gender

-Voice and agency

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a short bio (50 words) through this online form. Deadline: June 1st, 2017.

Acceptance will be notified by late August 2017. 


Participation with a paper will grant 3 ECTS.

Coffee will be served during the conference for those in attendance, and lunch will be provided for participants with a paper (both funded by ILOS and STK). In addition, participants will be able to attend a conference dinner with the keynote speaker (funded by ILOS).



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