MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT: LIFE WORK AND LEGACY
MARCH 8 (International Women’s Day) 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
As part of the celebrations for Hull as UK City of Culture 2017 the University of Hull is hosting an interdisciplinary celebration of the life, work and legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft, (who spent her formative years in the nearby town of Beverley).
Papers are welcome on any aspect of Wollstonecraft’s life, work and legacy from Gender Studies, Philosophy, Politics, History, Literature, Education or any other relevant discipline.
A prize of £100 will be awarded for the best paper, which will also be published in the Journal of Gender Studies Special issue on Mary Wollstonecraft, which will follow the conference.
Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to K.Lennon@hull.ac.uk by January 6 2017
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
Wollstonecraft’s Life and Legacy
Philosophy and Feminism
Women and Revolutionary Times
Wollstonecraft and her Circle
Mothers and Daughters
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Women and Politics
Reason and Passion: A life of Contradictions
Memorialising our Feminist Past
Invited Speakers include:
Professor Michelle le Doeuff : one of the most important contemporary feminist philosophers. Her works include The Philosophical Imaginary, Hipparchias Choice and The Sex of Knowing,
Professor Janet Todd: distinguished biographer of Wollstonecraft, whose books include: Mary Wollstonecraft : A Revolutionary Life, and The Complete Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft..
Caroline Criado Perez: prominent campaigner for the memorialisation of women
Roberta Wedge, spokesperson for the high profile Mary on the Green campaign for the memorialisation of Mary Wollstonecraft.
Further detailed access information, which is event specific, will be provided prior to registration.
Suitable quiet space will be made available for breast feeding if required.