FWSA Biennal Conference 2015 « Everyday encounters with violence : critical feminist perspectives »


9 Septembre 2015 - 00h00 - 11 Septembre 2015 - 23h59

This three-day conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for scholars at all career levels to come together in a supportive environment to engage in critical feminist perspectives on violence. We draw upon a wide definition of violence from sources in the arts, humanities and social sciences, seeing this both as an everyday social force inflicting harm, suffering, grief and trauma and as a transformative force that produces gendered agency, social action and resistance. We will examine violence as embedded in the very fabric of everyday life via gendered encounters with for example – modernity, neoliberalism, sovereign power, rule of law, globalization, technology, as well as institutional, popular and everyday cultures. We foresee a range of different types of sessions fostered in this conference. In addition to traditional plenary and paper sessions, we are looking to include practitioner panels, performative workshops, talking circles and world café style interactions between participants. As a conference critically engaged with the academic community and civil society, we will also be live tweeting and hosting dedicated conference bloggers among the FWSA membership. 


School of Geography, University of Leeds
University Road
West Yorkshire