Girling Feminism: Towards a feminist theory of girlhood
14th May 2019, 9.30 for 10am start – 5pm
Yudowitz Room, Wolfson Medical School Building
University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Feminist practices (including feminist theory) are still dominated by adult models of subjectivity presumed to be the endpoint of a naturalized process of developing individual identity that relegates a vast range of not only people but roles, behaviours, and practices to its immature past (Driscoll 2002, p.9)
There has been an explosion in girls studies work in the academy over the last decade. While scholars in the field have made important inroads in the theorising of girlhood, much work remains to be done. This one-day symposium has been designed around theorising girlhood sociologically and will involve speakers, workshops and discussion from academics across the UK working in the field.
Professor Lisa McDaid – University of Glasgow
Professor Jessica Ringrose – University College London
Professor Angela McRobbie – Goldsmiths, University of London
Dr Geetha Marcus – University of Glasgow
Dr Victoria Cann – University of East Anglia
Dr Susan Batchelor – University of Glasgow
Dr Sarah Hill – University of Newcastle
Wallis Seaton – Keele University
Dr Linda Aloysius – Central Saint Martins and University of East London
The day will also include discussion groups and workshops.
Registration will open later £5 BSA members, £15 for others. Lunch is included.
Venue: Yudowitz Room, Wolfson Medical School Building,University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
The Wolfson Medical School Building is located on University Avenue, just off Byres Road in Glasgow’s West End.
If required, you can find the building’s AccessAble guide here: https://www.accessable.
Getting to the venue from…
Central Glasgow (Glasgow Queen Street or Glasgow Central train stations; Buchanan Street Bus Station):
Bus: number 4 from Argyle Street (towards Broomhill) passes the venue. The buses accept exact change, contactless card payment or you can pay via the First Bus ticket app.
Subway: Hillhead Subway Station is a 4 minute walk from the venue. Take the Inner Circle from either Buchanan Street or St Enoch’s subway stations (both in central Glasgow). Tickets must be purchased beforehand from a kiosk or ticket machine. A single ticket costs £1.70.
Glasgow International Airport:
Bus: The Glasgow Airport Express service is operated by First Glasgow and connects the airport to the city centre. The journey takes 15 minutes and the bus leaves the airport from stance 1. Ticket info here: https://www.firstgroup.
Taxi/Uber:The journey from Glasgow Airport to the venue should take between 15 and 30 minutes. Prices vary but should be around £11-20. Uber operates in Glasgow but if you prefer a taxi, the airport recommends their own service which can be pre-booked via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 889 1813
From Glasgow Prestwick Airport:
*This airport is significantly further from both the venue and central Glasgow and is therefore not recommended if avoidable.
Train: Prestwick is served by a train station which connects the airport with Glasgow Central Station. The journey should take around 45 minutes.