Eleventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop
The Feminist Theory Workshop (FTW), which is in its eleventh year, offers a unique opportunity for internationally recognized faculty and young scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The “workshop” approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees. Small seminars allow for focused participant exchange, roundtables synthesize central debates of the weekend, and provocative keynote lectures all bring those who attend the workshop into collaborative conversations. The FTW has quickly become the premier forum for annual discussions of Feminist Theory in the US. We have had to close our registration at 250 in the past few years because of space and financial considerations.
The FTW has proven to be a dynamic site of interdisciplinary exploration between academics across fields and disciplines. Our experience shows us that bringing together disparate voices to tackle common questions yields more rigorous dialogue and a greater scope of solutions because of the variety of our experiences and contexts. The diversity of perspectives that FTW offers stays with many participants once they embark on or continue their research because our scholars encounter ideas and perspectives that can change the course of their research.
We see the FTW as an opportunity to build an exceptional community of feminist scholars ---scholars who have a greater understanding of global perspectives and transnational issues.
One of the goals of the FTW is to promote a more diverse dialogue among scholars of feminist theory and to foster a vibrant international community of scholarship. To that end, we bring together internationally recognized keynote speakers and emerging young scholars to engage in lively and focused debate. Institutional co-sponsors are asked to commit funds to cover the cost of attendance for a specific number of their own students and faculty (generally travel and lodging). The workshop itself is free and there is no other obligation.
Friday, March 24
1:00pm Registration Open
2:00pm Opening Remarks
7:30pm Workshop Ends
Saturday, March 25
9:00am Tea & Coffee
11:30am Lunch - box lunch
2:45pm Seminar / Discussion*
6:15pm Closing Remarks
6:30pm Workshop Ends
The seminar is a group discussion that is led by two people. They will provide an opportunity for attendees to engage in various topics that have been addressed during the workshop. This is a discussion session rather than a focused seminar with a specific person.
Professor in English and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Professor in Art and Design and Vice-Dean of Critical Studies
USC Roski School of Art and Design
Professor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies
Professor in Gender Sexuality and Feminist Studies
March 24, 2017 to March 25, 2017
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