Call for Papers: 2015 Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Conference
‘Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical Feminist Perspectives’
9-11 September, 2015
School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK
The conference draws upon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences, seeing violence as both an everyday social force inflicting harassment, harm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force that (re)produces gendered agency, social action and resistance. It will explore violence as simultaneously structural, subjective, cultural, material, embodied and representational.
In addition to traditional plenary and paper sessions, we are looking to include practitioner panels, performative workshops, talking circles and World Café style interactions between participants. As a conference critically engaged with the academic community and civil society, we will also be live tweeting and hosting dedicated conference bloggers among the FWSA membership.
Please submit a max. 300-word abstract and max. 100-word bio to Ayona Datta (A.Datta@leeds.ac.uk) and (Martin Zebracki M.M.Zebracki@leeds.ac.uk) by 1 December, 2014.
For more info see the FWSA Blog