Friday, October 01, 2004

Call for Papers: Gender and the Imagined City

Gender, creativity, transformation: How contemporary European women represent real and virtual cities in order to promote social changes

Friday June 17 2005
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies
School of Advanced Study
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

Call for Papers

This conference seeks to explore ways in which a range of women within Romance and other European cultures actively and richly re-imagine and represent contemporary cities in order to change them. The concept of the imagined or "virtual" city includes digital representations of cities, mediated by the Internet and imagined cities mediated through literature, film and theatre. Therefore the conference seeks contributions from scholars working in arts and humanities disciplines within Romance and European contexts, as well as those researching gender and the Internet. One of its aims is to debate whether links between representation and agency persist in postmodern contexts and how women build or represent such links.

Abstracts for twenty minute papers should be submitted in the form of a 300 word abstract to Margaret Andrews <> by Friday November 12 2004.

Please include contact details plus details of your institutional affiliation where relevant with your submission. Early submissions welcomed. Postgraduate submissions also welcomed. Please indicate postgraduate status with your abstract. Thank you for your interest.

Further enquiries can be made to the IGRS: Email <> Telephone 020 7862 8677 or Margaret Andrews <>