Symposium: Feminism, Queer and Neoliberalism - Critique, Complicity and Complexity
June 14th, 2018, 10.00 - 18.00, Oculus Building - room OC0.04
This symposium brought together academics, activists and artists from a range of disciplines to discuss the relationship between feminism, queer and neoliberalism. We considered how feminism and queer have resisted neoliberalism, and how feminism and queer have been complicit with it, but we also wanted to go beyond that conventional binary framing and engage with the many complexities of that dynamic relationship.
Audio recordings and slides for some of the papers presented in the symposium are available below.
PANEL 1: Feminism in and against Neoliberalism in International Development and Social Movements
- Bice Maiguashca (University of Exeter) and Catherine Eschle (University of Strathclyde): Theorising Feminism in and against Neoliberalism: the Good, the Bad and the Missing in Action - AUDIO RECORDING is available here; POWERPOINT SLIDES are available here
- Kalpana Wilson (Birkbeck): The Neoliberal Feminism of International Development - POWERPOINT SLIDES are available here
- Sara de Jong (Open University): The “Contribution Frame”: Strategy, Co-Optation and Complicity
- Discussant: Romain Chenet (University of Warwick)
PANEL 2: On Sale Now! Neoliberalism and the Commodification of Feminism
- Catherine Rottenberg (Goldsmiths): Neoliberal Feminist Convergences - AUDIO RECORDING is available here
- Jemima Repo (Newcastle University): Dis/obedient Objects and the Commodification of Feminist Protest - AUDIO RECORDING is available here
- Kaitlynn Mendes (University of Leicester): Brand Feminism: Promotional Culture and Contemporary Feminist Activism - AUDIO RECORDING is available here; POWERPOINT SLIDES are available here
- Discussant: Roxanne Douglas (University of Warwick)
PANEL 3: Resisting the Neoliberal Present, Imagining Different (Feminist and Queer) Futures: Academia, Art and Activism
- Dean Atta (Writer, poet and performer)
- Arturo Sanchez Garcia (University of Kent): The Method of Sexual Optimism
- Eleanor Lisney (Sisters of Frida): Disabled Women: Being Invisible and the Other in Feminism - AUDIO RECORDING is available here
- Discussant: Demet Gülçiçek (University of Warwick)
Accessibility and Childcare:
The venue is wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets nearby. If you face other access barriers or require more detailed accessibility information, please let us know so we can support your full participation.
We are unfortunately not able to offer childcare to delegates, but babies and children are very welcome at the event, and we will do our best to provide any amenities and adjustments necessary to support delegates bringing babies or children.
This event was free and open to all.
If you have any questions, please email Maria do Mar Pereira on m dot d dot m dot pereira at warwick dot ac dot uk.
This symposium was organised by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, and the “Inequalities and Social Change” Research Cluster in the Department of Sociology, University of Warwick.