23rd March 2013
This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.
It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on inter-generational relationships between feminist researchers, on the informal or formal networks of support that exist or have existed for women academics in the field and on the way the traditions of feminism relate to the contemporary research and teaching environment.