Call for papers: International Girl Studies Inaugural Conference

Call for papers: International Girl Studies Inaugural Conference. Norwich

University of East Anglia, Norwich, 7 – 9 April 2016

The inaugural conference of the International Girl Studies Association aims to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field. Girl Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields in recent years, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference will bring together scholars from across the world to explore experiences of girlhood and recent developments within the field, investigating new questions and revisiting historical issues. Some of the key issues in girls’ studies will be addressed through individual and panel presentations. The Association is keen to move beyond the traditional conference format and has encouraged collaborative work, creative, visual, screenings and performance based work. Proposals have also been invited from individuals working in collaboration with girls, the community and partner organisations.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers are Professor Catherine Driscoll (University of Sydney, AUS); Professor Christine Griffin (University of Bath, UK); Professor Mary Celeste Kearney (University of Notre Dame, USA); and Professor Rozena Maart (University of KwaZulu-Natal, SA). Topics may include histories of girlhood; global girlhood(s); queer girls;  intergenerational girlhoods; methodological approaches to girls’ studies; girls and sport; girls and politics; girls and digital media; girlhood during austerity; girls and sexuality; and ethnographies of girlhood.

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