Welcome to the research blog of the Women and the F-Word team of the Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone (LERMA) at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU). Our interdisciplinary team (you can view our profiles on the “Our Team” page) seeks to explore women’s complex relationship to feminism in the English-speaking world (and beyond) since the 19th century.

Our original project (2016-2021) focused on women’s resistance to feminism(s) in both intimate conversations (“You know, I am not a feminist, but…”) and public demonstrations (womenagainstfeminism.com). You can find out more about it  by visiting the  “Previously, on Women & the F-Word” page.

That initial project has led us to ponder the ways in which feminism can be said to be a haunting presence in women’s lived experiences, but also in public spaces, fictional spaces, and scholarly discourses. Hence our new four-stream project on the “spectres of feminism”, which you can read all about by opening the “Our (New) Project” page.


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If you are currently working in this field, please get in touch: we’re keen to create an international network to deepen our understanding of the rich, vexed and complex relationship of women (and the rest of us) to the F-word.

Tracing the spectres of feminism in the English-speaking world (and beyond), 19th-21st centuries

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