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Post feminism. Post theory. Post critique?

This workshop will be held at ANU College of Law in May 2015 and aims to rekindle the dialogue between feminist legal theorists and scholars of women, gender and the law. This dialogue might be prompted through a focus on questions such as: Have feminist theoretical engagements with the law become institutionalised? Is there a schism between feminist legal theorists and legal scholarship of women and the law? What notions of identity, politics, community and agency arise from feminist encounters with our political and historical specificity? Engaging in this dialogue is not intended to resuscitate a lost feminist legal theory, nor find a new, unified feminism. Rather, this workshop seeks to engage feminist legal scholars, theorists and activities in a dialogue so that we might articulate ways that a feminist legal theory ‘might speak to us, in our times…’

The themes of the workshop include:

  • Who knows? Contemporary feminist knowledge and methods.
  • Feminist resistance/ resistance to feminism.
  • A feminist legal imaginary? Possibilities, limitations, complicities.
  • Back to the future, again? Feminist legal projects then and now.
  • Practising feminism: women, law, theory and praxis.
  • Rendering women visible: risks and opportunities.

For more details including submisison guidelines please visit the workshop webpage linked below.

Submisison deadline 15 February 2015.

This workshop is sponsored by ANU Gender Institute.

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