Gender: Transmutations and Transgressions

20th biennial meeting of International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture, 11th-13th sept, 2020, Chester (UK)

Gender panel convenors: Alison Jasper and Dawn Llewellyn

Gender, feminist and women’s studies, and gender activism have always walked a tightrope between transformation, transmutation and transgression.

Attempts to transform existing structures and practices have often been dismissed – at least initially –  as unacceptable transgressions, seeming to ignore the fact that transgression is often a precursor to change and transformation we come to embrace. This panel invites proposals that explicitly address the themes of the conference – transformations, transmutations, transgressions – across gender, religion, culture, theology, literature, and the arts. Potential themes include (but are not limited to): 

  •  inequalities in the academy – race, gender, religion, sexuality class, ableism, age 
  •  religion, gender, and activism 
  •  the relationships between literature and the arts, and gender and religion 
  •  religious feminisms and agency 
  •  queer theory, religion, and the arts
  •  the body 

Please send abstracts (around 300 words) for 20-minute presentations and queries to d.llewellynchester.acuk and a.e.jasperstir.acuk no later than 1 December 2019. We also welcome alternative formats and suggestions for panels. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.


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01. Dezember 2019