IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 404: Feminism and the (Post)Graduate Student - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 9 July 2007, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
Organiser:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Ruth Evans, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling
Abstract

This session aims to interrogate attitudes within academia towards feminist scholarship and the advantages and perceived disadvantages which this type of methodological approach may entail. Bringing together a range of academics, both seasoned and postgraduate, from a range of different backgrounds and experiences, it will unpick the problems associated with feminist scholarship in our discursively ‘postfeminist’ times. It will also facilitate a comparative approach to where we think the future of feminist scholarship lies.
Participants will include Clare Lees (King’s College, London), Zina Petersen (Brigham Young University), Elizabeth Ann Robertson (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Harriet Sayer (University of Oxford).