Representing Gender Based Violence

Mon, 22 May 2017 - Tue, 23 May 2017
10:00 - 17:00

Representing Gender Based Violence
Establishing an Interdisciplinary International Network
International workshop @
University College Cork (UCC)
22-23 May 2017
2.55 O’Rahilly Building

Recently, authors and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) have begun to contest the dominant idea of unrepresentable trauma by attempting to explore and explain the inherently traumatic experience of sexist violence from a variety of perspectives. Notwithstanding these efforts, portraying GBV can never be neutral and ethical questions inevitably arise through the practice of representation. Recognizing that systems of representation bear directly on historical change, the Research Cluster on Violence, Conflict and Gender, from UCC’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC), will organize a workshop entitled: Representing Gender Based Violence: Establishing an Interdisciplinary International Network, funded by the IRC New Foundations scheme. This international, interdisciplinary workshop will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May, and will include experts in law, philosophy, the media and the arts in the aim of examining potentially new approaches to representing GBV across these fields.
Invited speakers include:
· Deborah Jermyn (University of Roehampton)
· Nuala Finnegan (University College Cork)
· Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba (University of Austin, Texas)
· Karen Boyle (University of Stirling)
· Una Mullally (Journalist at Irish Times)
· Abortion Rights Campaign
· Tamar Pitch (Università di Perugia)
· Rosa Logar (President of WAVE – Women Against Violence Europe)
· Susan Brison (Dartmouth College)
· Georgina Holmes (University of Reading)

Organizer's contacts:

Nicoletta Mandolini (Department of Italian)
nicoletta.mandolini@ucc.ie

Caroline Williamson (Department of French)
caroline.williamson@ucc.ie

For program and more details: http://casilac.ie/rgbv/

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