Event: Transnational Feminisms Conference, Manchester Dec 4/5th

30Oct09

Date: 4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)
Location: University of Manchester

*** REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ***

Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Anne-Marie Fortier (Lancaster University)
Prof. Gabriele Griffin (University of York)
Dr. Amrit Wilson (Royal Holloway)

Register by Oct 23 for Early Bird discount.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the registration form and information about accommodation.

Drawing on the impact of postcolonial feminism and its enactments, this conference will examine how women are affected by political systems in a global climate, how feminism translates and moves across borders, and how feminism can be utilised as a methodology for understanding the transnational context.

Here the transnational is understood to be a complication of notions of the ‘elsewhere’, highlighting the challenges of fluidity, movement and instability whilst also paying close attention to locatedness. This is a feminism that is engaged with the woman-as-subject without making universalising claims regarding women’s experience; it both considers how gender operates and critiques categorisation. The aim of the conference is to share research on transnational feminisms between students, academics, artists and activists and to promote discussion on these themes and on future strategies/ research. An important element of the conference is that it involves participants and as such there will be workshops, a history walk and ample opportunity for debate.

Plus:
Exhibitions, Film Screenings, History Walk, Performance Evening and Workshops
Including Outwrite Magazine, Suzie ‘Ze’ Martins, Yalini Dream, ‘Abortion Democracy’ (Sarah
Diehl), ‘Performing the Border’ (Ursula Biemann), Dominique Tessier, Women Asylum
Seekers Together, and more…

Check website for updates, registration forms and accommodation information:
http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/sage/transnationalfeminisms/

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