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.