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Full Title: Gender in English Studies International Symposium

Short Title: GES
Location: Szczecin, Poland
Start Date: 19-Oct-2012 - 21-Oct-2012
Contact: Ewa Glapka
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.ges-symposium.pl/
Meeting Description: The symposium Gender in English Studies International Symposium ‘The fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality’ concerns approaches gender within Anglophone and Celtic linguistics and literature as well as culture studies. The aim of this symposium is to contribute to the academically informed discussion on gender within Anglophone and Celtic linguistics and literature as well as culture studies. To explore gender issues from a variety of perspectives, we plan to organize plenary lectures and themed sessions on the topics of the fluidity and contestability of gender and sexuality. The point of departure for the conference is the assumption that gender-related processes take place in context (spatio-temporal, social, cultural and political etc.) and need to be investigated as such.

Our goals are to:

1. Offer a forum for faculty and PhD students to present papers and work-in-progress in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere
2. Allow participants to present different methods and styles of gender research and hence explore the creative, interdisciplinary potential of language and gender studies
3. Work up an interdisciplinary research agenda - a line of gender inquiry which will further the fight against gender-related discrimination and stigmatization
4. Offer a platform for BA and MA students interested in the topic to share their academic interests in Young Scholars’ Workshop

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Judith Jack Halberstam (University of Southern California)
Dr Bethan Benwell (University of Stirling)

Conference fee: 500 PLN/EUR 120 (PhD students: 350 PLN/EUR 85)
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.2079

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