Elton John, the Bee Gees, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Gilbert and Gubar? That’s right folks, besides being a fundamental year for music, 1979 saw the printing of one of the Feminist Criticism’s seminal works, ‘The Madwoman in the Attic’ and now, thirty five years later, Jesus and Mary College is revisiting that critical work with a conference being hosted by the Department of English.
Today’s world presents many exciting challenges to the definition, function, and role of women in society. Some of the issues facing gender in post modernity and which are helping to put it on an existential precipice include, nonconformity, acceptability, and un-belonging. The department desires to bring this dialogue to the students of Jesus and Mary College through this conference which seeks to engage in an open metaphysical discussion of modern gender and feminism.
The seminar will see an amalgamation of expert opinions and unique ideas brought about by the presentation of student and faculty papers, and a panel discussion that will cause a paradigmatic shift in existing and entrenched ideologies.
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