How are fictional spaces haunted by feminism? How do feminist ideas shape fictional discourses and influence audiences? And what forms of feminism are made visible in fictional spaces?
On the other hand, to what extent do fictional spaces shape feminist thinking by offering innovative/alternative ways for characters to inhabit fictional time and space? We intend to explore the political dimension of aesthetic creations. How are feminist ideas embodied, qualified, renegotiated or represented in fiction? Through what means and techniques? How are women writers, directors and artists influenced by feminist ideas and how do they think about their inclusion in the canon of feminism by virtue of their being women?
- Laura Benoit organized, along with Sophie Chadelle and Cristelle Maury from the Toulouse Jean Jaurès University, a conference entitled “Feminism and TV Series” on October 20th and 21st, 2021.
- Tanya Tromble-Giraud and Nicolas Boileau are organizing a two-day conference on the Specters of Feminism in the Work of Joyce Carol Oates on March 1st and 2nd, 2024.