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CFP: Movement(s) and Mobility NTU-ANU-UNISA gender studies symposium 2017

“Movement(s) and Mobility”: NTU-ANU-UNISA Gender Studies Symposium 2017

June 2 & 3 2017, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Contact person: Wernmei Yong Ade wmyong@ntu.edu.sg

“Movement(s) and Mobility” is a Gender Studies Symposium that seeks to glean the intersections between gender, movement(s) and mobility, to suggest ways in which these intersections might challenge or subvert existing power-asymmetries in the production of individual agencies, gender identities and ideologies.  Understood most readily as physical motion between points in space, movement is thus both relational and relative, whose point of reference can potentially be decentered. Mobility, on the other hand, refers to the conditions that enable movement, a paradigm that begs questions of representation and language.

Unsurprisingly then, movement and mobility have deep connections with gender, the latter being a concept far from static or fixed; as construct, gender is itself highly mobile and often implied in issues of mobility.

As such, this symposium is also keen to examine the how the intersections between gender, movement(s) and mobility might give rise to new shifts in the way gender is constituted, essentially rethinking gender and its significance in the context of rapid global change and movement. This symposium is primarily interested in, but certainly not limited to, examining these intersections in the following: 

  • Technology and augmented movement
  • Political and activist movements
  • Transnational literary representations of movement and mobility
  • Travel narratives
  • Performance and performance art
  • Virtual and imagined movement
  • Immigration and emigration
  • Displacement, refugees, and asylum
  • Trauma Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Ethics, inter-relational capacities
  • Ability, agency, and accessibility
  • Daily mobility
  • Social, political, and economic movement and mobility
  • Collective and mass movement
  • Movement between urban and rural spheres

Please submit abstracts of 300-500 words for 20-minute presentations to wmyong@ntu.edu.sg  no later than March 31, 2017 to be considered.  Successful applicants will be notified within two weeks of submission deadline.  Please also include a short biography of approximately 50 words.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute