Call for Papers! Work-in-Progress Workshop: ‘Researching Gender Across Disciplines’

Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland (PGRNS) and SGSAH Work-in-Progress Workshop: Researching Gender across Disciplines


12 April 2017

Glasgow Women’s Library



The Postgraduate Gender Research Network of Scotland (PGRNS) committee is pleased to announce a work-in-progress workshop to be held on 12 April 2017 at the Glasgow Women’s Library. The workshop, generously funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, echoes the aims of the network: to provide a space in which participants can come together to discuss gender research across disciplines.


The work-in-progress workshop will include small group writing workshops with academic mentors linking researchers working on similar themes in different disciplines. These small group feedback sessions will allow postgraduates to gain new perspectives on their research and practice communicating their findings across disciplines. Feedback and advice will also be provided by academics who will be tasked with guiding the discussion. This is an opportunity for postgraduates to enrich their writing and develop a more robust approach to their research. In the afternoon session, postgraduates will have the opportunity to hear presentations from academics detailing how they use interdisciplinary methods in their own approaches to gender research. Focus will be on both the benefits and challenges of this type of research and the best way to employ these methods.


The workshop will require pre-submitted pieces of written work (c.4,000-c.5,000) words, or a presentation/ demonstration from practice based practitioners (with a writing sample of c.2,000-3,000 words). Lunch, refreshments, and travel expenses for participants from Scottish home institutions will be provided.


We invite initial abstracts (c. 250 words) from postgraduate students researching gender at Scottish universities. Possible themes include but are not limited to:


–       Gender and Power Structures –       Gender and the Law
–       Sexuality –       Gender and Business
–       Gender and Language –       Gender and Literature
–       Gender, Film, and Media Studies –       Creative Writing
–       Gender and History –       Gender and Art



Monday, 27 February 2017 – Abstract deadline

Thursday, 2 March 2017 – Notification of application outcomes

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 – Writing sample (4,000-5,000 words) deadline

Friday, 24 March 2017 – Writing samples pre-circulated


Please submit your abstract and a brief biography to by Monday, 27 February 2017. Please direct any enquiries to this address.


The workshop is organised by PGRNS committee members Lois Burke (Edinburgh Napier University), Rachel Davis (University of Edinburgh), Alison McNaughton (University of Glasgow), Ashley Dee Paton (Open University), and Rian Sutton (University of Edinburgh).

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