Posted on April 16, 2004 by Administrator
Time: Friday, 16 April 2004
Venue: Wood Room, Plassey House, 9.30- 5.00
Speakers: Angela Bourke, UCD; Anna Bryson, Trinity College Dublin; Maura Cronin, MIC; Breda Gray, UL; Liz Kiely, UCC; Yvonne McKenna, UL; Sinead McDermott, UL; Íde O’Carroll, UL.
Narratives of the self, as Sally Alexander (1994, p. 234) argues, tell us ‘something of what has been forgotten in cultural memory’ because they ‘always describe or rehearse a history full of affective subjectivity’. Other feminist writers draw attention to memory and narratives of the self as agents of social change and a basis for ‘advocacy scholarship’ (Berger Gluck, 1991, p. 222). Narratives of the self, therefore, open up spaces for examining the formation of gendered subjects. They also provide clues to the nature of remembering and how it binds individuals into gendered subjectivities and collectivities. This day school builds on an identified research interest amongst faculty and post-graduate students in Women’s Studies at UL and aims to generate discussion and exchange of ideas.
Some of the questions we hope to address during the colloquium include: