The Graduate Students in History at the University of Toronto are pleased to host the Third Annual Graduate History Symposium, "After the Fall: Sex, Gender & Power," on Feb. 9-10, 2007.
- Plenary Address by Dr. Kevin Siena (Trent University, Peterborough, Ont.)
- Friday Film Night: “The Libertine” (starring Johnny Depp and John Malkovich)
- Saturday Morning Roundtable: Libertinism, Film & History introduced by Prof. Marc Serge Rivière (University of Limerick, Ireland)
This two-day event will explore research currently being done which takes into account gender considerations and constructions. Just as Michel Foucault changed the way historians discuss issues of power, Joan Scott’s definition of ‘gender as a category of historical analysis’ has had a lasting impact. As Scott points out, gender is itself “a primary way of signifying relationships of power.” The construction of gender and power has been analyzed in relation to a wide range of historical periods and types of history. Participants in the conference, even those do not identify themselves as ‘gender historians,’ will have a chance to reflect on how issues of sex and gender implicate issues of power and authority in many historical contexts.
The Registration Fee of $20 ($12 for one day only) includes lunch on both days, movie screening and reception on Friday night, and breakfast on Saturday morning.
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