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Feminist Transitions

Feminist Transitions

  • 22nd Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Conference
  • 19th-21st June 2009
  • Hosted by Edge Hill University at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

Recent years have seen an unprecedented broadening of feminist issues and practices. Feminist perspectives have moved across and beyond a number of established boundaries – including geographical, national, economic, ethnic, political, theoretical, cultural, popular, sexual and gender – to expand the scope of the movement. Now more than ever, there is a need for an inclusive feminism that sees diversity as strength and engages productively with the complexities and contradictions of the twenty-first century.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Judith Halberstam (University of Southern California)
  • Professor Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths, University of London)


The aim of this conference is:

  • To reflect on a wide range of social, cultural, theoretical and global transitions that have affected and/or modified feminism’s identity, representation, activism and politics;
  • To debate the state of twenty-first-century feminisms.

Topic Areas

Topic areas/subjects for consideration (across the Arts, Humanities, Political and Social Sciences) might include:

  • Transitional feminisms
  • Transitional genders
  • Trans- and/or post- theory
  • Feminist waves/generations
  • Feminism and diversity
  • Feminist boundaries/limits
  • Transnational/global feminisms
  • Feminist activism/politics

We also welcome proposals for papers and panels on individual feminist thinkers and how their feminist positions have transitioned.

Please send a 250-word abstract for papers and/or a 500-word abstract for panels, along with a brief biographical note to The deadline for abstracts is 30th January 2009.

Conference Coordinators

Dr Stéphanie Genz & Dr Ben Brabon


The conference is taking place at The Bluecoat in School Lane, Liverpool. The Bluecoat is Liverpool’s centre for contemporary arts.

View travel and accommodation information for details on getting to the Bluecoat and where to stay.

FWSA Membership

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