CFP: NGENDER graduate seminars Spring / Summer 2011

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The following call for papers comes from Aristea Fotopoulou, doctoral researcher in Media and Cultural Studies here at Sussex:

NGENDER Graduate Seminars Spring / Summer 2011


NGender is an interdisciplinary seminar series on gender-related issues. After the success of last year’s vibrant seminars, we now call interest for participation in the series which will run between  January and June of the 2010-11 academic year.

NGender is organized by doctoral researchers and aims to bring together researchers/faculty/early career researchers from widely divergent fields. We hope that by bringing together scholars from diverse schools we will create new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and methods of inquiry.

There are approximately 100 doctoral researchers across Sussex who work in gender related projects. This shows that Sussex is still leading the field in gender scholarship. It also indicates the need for a sense of community amongst research students. Ngender aims to function as a networking event for doctoral researchers and provide a space where they can present their work-in-progress and get feedback from peers and faculty.

In addition to providing an opportunity to receive feedback, the seminars aim at enriching the way we think and speak about research today. It hopes to enable participants investigate, evaluate and connect with current trends and new developments in scholarship and research.

Seminars will take place every Tuesday 1-2pm and include a 20-minute presentation followed by discussion and questions.

We welcome proposals from researchers working in the following themes and topics:

  • Affect
  • Art History
  • Development
  • Digital technologies
  • Embodiment
  • Feminisms
  • Geographies
  • Media and Cultural Production
  • Postcolonialism
  • Political Economy
  • Power and Politics
  • Religions and Spirituality
  • Sexualities

Please send your proposal (300 words) for a 20 minute presentation and a biography (including name, degree, year and research interests) by 10 December 2010. All submissions and inquiries should be directed to:

For an archive of Ngender seminars in 2009-10, visit


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