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Conference Hosted
Moynagh Sullivan
'Discourses of/in Ideologies of Girlhood’'
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Organised and chaired the symposium which focused on the category of 'Girlhood' in Irish Literature and to examines why national coming of act narratives and critical focus has until recently focused on boys and boyhood.
Proceeding published: 0 Webpage URL: Duration (in days): 1 Estimated Attendance: 30 Details: Girlhood Studies is a rapidly growing and increasingly important critical field that draws on much of the most exciting scholarly new directions in the last few decades to focus on the neglected and under-read figure of the girl in culture and politics. Recent events such as the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, as well as the killing in 2008 of Jackie Kirk, the co-founder and co-editor of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal and an international champion for girls' education has concentrated attention on the relationship between literary and cultural neglect and political invisibility, and this symposium intervenes in this growing field. Girlhood emerges as a distinct category in English-speaking culture from the late-nineteenth century onwards and this symposium looks at a number of ways in which it has evolved. Keynote Speakers were Prof Susan Cahill, Concordia University, Montreal, and Dr Maureen O'Conner. UCC.
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Maynooth University
An Foras Feasa Conference Support Fund