Call for Papers: Seminar Series 2019/20

Happy Autumn to all of our followers and friends!

The Gender and Sexuality Research Network is now accepting abstracts for our seminar series taking place in the upcoming academic year (2019-2020).

We are an interdisciplinary research group based at the University of Reading which provide a supportive and collaborative space for those whose work or interests include aspects of gender, sex, sexuality, and the body to share ideas and stimulate discussion across disciplines. We are keen to hear from as wide a variety of perspectives as possible, welcoming the submission of abstracts from all disciplines. As it is our aim to offer an inclusive platform covering the full spectrum of gender and sexuality beyond traditional binary constructions, we encourage the submission of abstracts addressing, among others, issues of femininity and feminism, masculinity, non-binary and LGBTQ+ topics, or queer approaches.

Our regular seminar series will start in November and is provisionally planned to take place during term time on Mondays from 5-6pm in Edith Morley 144. The format will be a one-hour session with space for a twenty-minute paper followed by a Q & A. We offer a supportive environment where researchers can present works in progress or finished pieces. If you would like to take part, please contact us at and include your 250-word abstract and title, name, department and preferred seminar date in the email by the end of Monday 14th October 2019.

We are also keen to hear from researchers interested in convening the network. If you would like to take on a role to help keep the GSRN running, then do also get in touch with Amy at or via the main GSRN email (see below).


We look forward to hearing from you!

The Gender and Sexuality Research Network

University of Reading

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Twitter: @Readinggender

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