The Institute for Black Atlantic Research (IBAR), (University of Central Lancashire) would like to invite you to a conference co-organised with the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), Open Democracy 50.50, the Cornelia Goethe Center (Goethe University, Frankfurt); International Development and Inclusive Innovation, Strategic Research Area (The Open University) and De Gruyter:
Women’s Spring: Feminism, Nationalism and Civil Disobedience
21-23 June 2018, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
The aim of this conference is to explore the ways in which female activists and artists responded to the resurgence of far-right nationalism and the twin evil of religious fundamentalism. We want to take a closer look at grassroots emancipatory movements, women-led voluntary associations, as well as cultural texts by women – performances, installations, artworks, films and novels – in which authors take a stance against religious bigotry, xenophobia, homophobia, racism and misogyny. But we also invite contributions that focus on women’s endorsement of and participation in ultra-conservative national and orthodox religious campaigns.
Keynote speakers (confirmed):
Full CFP can be viewed at: http://ibaruclan.com/womens-spring-feminism-nationalism-and-civil-disobedience/
Deadline for submission of proposals is May 10.Please send your 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers or article proposals and 100-word bio notes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is supported by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 70674.
Selected papers will be published as a special issue in Open Cultural Studies https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/culture