FEMCORUS Half-Way Seminar on May 11-12 - Register Now!

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The TaRC-affiliated FEMCORUS project is reaching its halfway point. To celebrate this, the project organizes a seminar on media and (trans)national feminisms in Europe and beyond on May 11-12.

Visitors to our site surely remember the Academy of Finland-funded FEMCORUS project (2021–25) run by TaRC member Saara Ratilainen.

The project is now approaching its halfway point, which means it is time to take stock and look ahead. What has the project achieved so far and what should still be done?

To discuss these questions, the FEMCORUS project organizes an international conference Rewired and revamped? Media & trans/national feminisms in Europe and beyond on 11–12 May 2023.

The conference will be held in different parts of Tampere University Main Building (address: Kalevantie 4, Tampere). Some of the conference events will also be accessible online.

The conference program comprises three keynote addresses by renowned scholars in feminist and gender studies, 12 panel sessions presenting latest research, and a roundtable on methods.

The keynote sessions are open for public. You can also register as audience to the panel sessions. Zoom links for Keynotes 2 and 3 will be provided upon registration. The full program with keynote speaker information and panel session details can be found HERE.

Program outline:


09.30–10.00 Registration (Main Building/Lyhty F001)

10.00–10.15 Opening (Main Building, D11)

10.15–11.15 Keynote 1 (Main Building, D11, NB! On-site only)

  • Lucy Delap (University of Cambridge, UK) & Dominique Chadwick (Independent film consultant): Participatory film and gender justice in postcolonial Africa

11.30–13.00 Panel Session A

  • 1A Networks of Feeling in Women’s Movement Magazines
  • 2A Popular feminism
  • 3A Gendered violence & #MeToo

14.00–15.30 Panel session B

  • 1B Intersectional feminist resistance
  • 2B Platform Feminism & digital labor
  • 3B Feminist literary interpretations

15.45–16.45 Keynote 2 (via Zoom; live streaming at Main Building, D11)

  • Laurie Essig (Middlebury College, USA): Feminism, Fascism, and the Future: Global Anti-Gender Ideology and the Fight of Our Lives


09.00–10.30 Panel Session C

  • 1C War, women, and nationhood
  • 2C Discursive constructions of feminism
  • 3C Trans-local feminism

10.45–12.00 Roundtable on methods (Main Building/Lyhty F001)

13.00–14.00 Keynote 3 (via Zoom; live streaming at Main Building/Lyhty F001)

14.30–16.00 Panel Session D

  • 1D Russian Feminist Performance & Political Protest
  • 2D Feminist responses to anti-gender politics
  • 3D Decolonial Perspectives

17.30–17.45 Closing remarks (Main Building/Lyhty F001)

Registration info:

Registration for the conference is free of charge. Please register for the keynotes and panel sessions by filling in this online form no later than Monday 8 May. In case of any questions, please send an email to femcorus@gmail.com.