Post feminism. Post theory. Post critique?

Event type: Workshop

Event date: Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, 16 May 2015 - 5:00pm

Event venue: Moot Court, ANU College of Law, Level 3 Building 5, Fellows Road, ANU

This workshop 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:

  • Contemporary feminist knowledge and methods.
  • Feminism and resistance.
  • 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 registration please visit the event page.

This workshop is sponsored by the Gender Institute.

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