We’re back! (and with great news too!)

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the GenderMed network to organise GenderMed’s 2016 Thematic Seminar!

We’ll thus be organising a study day on 5 November entitled: “Comment penser les résistances féminine(s) au(x) féminisme(s)?”. We will have the privilege of hearing the affiche_horizon_a3_je_version4answers of four distinguished colleagues from four distinct disciplinary backgrounds: historian Christine Bard, professor of literature Frédéric Regard, sociologist Sylvette Denèfle and political theorist Hélène Thomas.

We hope many of you will be able to join us despite the early start (8h30) at the Maison de la Recherche (room 3.09), 29 Avenue Schuman.

View the programme here.

Food for thought: a recent conference on antifeminism

A conference on antifeminist rhetoric was held last May in Toulouse by the EFiGiES network of doctoral and post-AfficheJE-320x320.jpgdoctoral students. The conference was not solely focused on feminine forms of antifeminism but there is much food for thought to be found in the summaries (in French) of each paper that the organisers have helpfully uploaded. For the purposes of our project, the following posts are particularly helpful:

Bonus podcast before the summer: an interview with Dr Lucy Delap!

You know what they say: you wait ages for a podcast, and then two come at once!

images.jpegWe had the good fortune of interviewing Dr Lucy Delap of Cambridge University when she visited Aix-Marseille Université last month to give a paper to our colleagues in the Politics, Culture and Society Seminar on “The margins of feminism: men and emotions in late twentieth-century Britain” (which you can listen to here).
Dr Delap has made significant contributions to the history of domestic service, media history, the history of masculinities and, of course,the history of feminism. This latter work was one of the sources of inspiration for our project (see our “What we (want to) do” page) so we were thrilled to have the opportunity to ask her for her views and insights. We hope you will find her answers, downloadable here, as illuminating as we did!

Podcast of our second seminar

For those of you who could not attend our second seminar, last April (my, has time flown!), please find, very belatedly and with our apologies, the full podcast of Dr. Florence Binard’s paper, posted, as ever, on the website of our research centre, the Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone (LERMA) and downloadable here.

Based on research that she has recently published in the Women’s History Review, it sparked a lively discussion which we hope you will enjoy!

Our second seminar: 11 April 2016

The second seminar of the “Women and the F-Word” project will take place onunnamed Monday, April 11th, between 5 and 7PM, in room T2 2.044 at the Maison de la Recherche, 29 Avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Florence Binard, Reader in British and Gender studies at Université Paris Diderot and president of the Société Anglophone sur le Genre et les Femmes  (SAGEF). Her paper, entitled “Opposition to female suffrage after World War I in Great Britain”, will explore the critical stance of three women – Arabella Kenealy, Charlotte Cowdroy and Charlotte Haldane – towards women’s suffrage after the partial winning of the franchise in 1918.

Dr Binard is a specialist of gender in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain. As a historian, she has a special interest in the interplay between feminism and eugenics (with a forthcoming book on this topic), and feminism and homosexuality. As a gender theorist, she has consistently questioned the bicategorisation of gender from a queer perspective.

Podcast of our inaugural seminar

For those of you who could not attend our inaugural seminar with Dr. Julie Gottlieb, Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield, here is an opportunity to download her talk and listen to it in your free time!

The recording can be found on the website of our research centre, the Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recherches sur le Monde Anglophone (LERMA) by clicking here. If you would like to view the powerpoint presentation that was projected simultaneously, please click here. We hope you will enjoy Dr. Gottlieb’s paper as much as we did!

Many thanks to our colleagues in the Observatoire des Relations Extérieures du Monde Anglophone (OREMA) for their support and for joining us in this first seminar.

Please do spread the word about our programme to anyone you think may be interested and do get in touch if you would like to explore the possibilities of inter-university collaboration.

Also, keep an eye out for our next seminar, on 11 April with Dr Florence Binard of Université Paris 7. Dr Binard is the presidelogo sagefnt of the Société française d’études Anglophones sur les Femmes, le sexe et le Genre (SAGEF) and will present a paper on feminine opposition to female suffrage in Britain after the Great War. We look forward to meeting you there!

Inaugural Seminar (8 Feb 2016)

We are thrilled to announce our inaugural seminar, which will take place on Affiche9_Horizon_rMonday, February 8th, between 11:30 and 1PM, in room T2 2.044 at the Maison de la Recherche, 29 Avenue Robert Schuman, Aix-en-Provence.

In collaboration with our colleagues in the Observatoire des Relations Extérieures du Monde Anglophone (OREMA) we shall have the privilege of discussing a paper presented by Dr Julie Gottlieb, Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield entitled, “Conservative Women, Foreign Affairs, and the other “F-Word” in the Aftermath of Suffrage”.

Dr Gottlieb is a specialist of interwar Britain, particularly of the political engagements of women, from fascism (Feminine Fascism) to feminism (Feminism and Feminists after Suffrage). Her latest work explores women’s involvement in the shaping of, and opposition to, Neville Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement (Guilty Women).

Women & the F-Word

La thématique de ce carnet concerne les résistances féminines au féminisme dans le monde anglophone du 19e au 21e siècle. Notre équipe souhaite explorer ce paradoxe, mis en lumière récemment par le site “womenagainstfeminism.com”, de l’hostilité de nombreuses femmes à un mouvement qui prétend les défendre. Pour tenter d’en comprendre les ressorts, nous avons fait deux choix. Le premier est d’étudier le spectre de ces résistances, de l’expression de doutes ou de malaises individuelles (« Je ne suis pas féministe, mais… ») à l’opposition collective modérée ou radicale. Le second est des faire dialoguer les disciplines dont nous sommes issus – histoire, littérature et arts visuels – avec d’autres qui ont beaucoup à dire sur cette question, notamment la psychanalyse et la sociologie.

Tracing the spectres of feminism in women's lives, public spaces and scholarly discourses in the English-speaking world (and beyond)

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