Generations of Women

Event Date: 22 – 24 June 2017
Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck Main Building
Torrington Square
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in collaboration with British Comparative Literature Association, Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS), the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, and Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MaMSIE) presents:

Feminist Emergency – International Conference

Panel 8:

Generations of Women

Six women representing six different decades of adult life were invited to write personal statements considering both their own situation and that of other women in the same age-band. They were asked to cover three broad areas:
Responsibility and caring (for children, parents etc): [how] do these fall disproportionally on women?
Professional life: how has it changed and, more generally, how does it vary for the different generations?
Love and intimacy: how has this changed in their lifetime, both/either specifically and/or generally?
In this panel each each speaker will amplify her personal statement which will be circulated to registered attendees prior to the conference.
20s – Mathelinda Nabugodi (Newcastle University)
30s – Tamara Novis (SOAS, University of London)
40s – Ricarda Vidal (King’s College London)
50s – Jean Owen (Independent Scholar)
60s – Fatemeh Ebtehaj (Independent Scholar)
70s – Chris MacDonald (Retired Teacher)
Chair: Naomi Segal (Birkbeck, University of London)



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