Rural Geographies Symposium
Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920
A symposium at the University of Warwick, 23rd September 2011
This symposium offers a long-overdue forum in which to resituate the rural as a vital context for understanding the meanings of gender and space in the long Victorian period. Discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth- to early-twentieth century have typically focused on “women and the city”, but rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period: as the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.
Bringing together scholars from different disciplinary perspectives, including English literary studies, geography and history, we aim to understand the diverse experiences of gendered rural spaces and contribute to discussions about theoretical approaches to the (rural)space-gender intersection.
Professor Jo Little (Department of Geography, University of Exeter) will give the keynote presentation;
the provisional programme is now available to view.
Registration is now open
Attendance is free but please register by 16th September 2011 to confirm your place.
The symposium will be held in the Wolfson Research Exchange seminar rooms, which are located in the University of Warwick's library. For further information about getting here and finding the event, please see our travel information page.
Please contact the organisers if you require any assistance with travel or accommodation information.
This symposium is organised by Dr Charlotte Mathieson (IAS/Department of English) and Dr Gemma Goodman (Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies)
The symposium supported by the Institute of Advanced Study and funded through the Roberts Fund.