Call for papers – Consent: Histories, representations, and frameworks for the future

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5–6 August 2019 | Josephine Butler College, Durham University

Keynote speakers: Dr Maryam Mirza (Durham University); Dr Victoria Bates (University of Bristol)

Consent affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, and nationalities. Responding to recent campaigns such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, as well as the work of the 1752 Group, this timely two-day conference will bring together researchers working on consent from a range of different historical, geographical, and disciplinary perspectives. We seek participants who address the representation of consent in literature, history, law, and society, from any time period and in any geographical region. Participants investigating historical views of consent are encouraged, where appropriate, to make connections with the present day. We especially invite papers with an intersectional and international approach, which give voice to those who have hitherto been doubly overlooked and silenced.

Creative contributions, alongside traditional papers, are encouraged and welcomed; we are looking to create an exhibition space alongside the conference. Send individual 250-word abstracts, or three-person panel applications, with short biographies, to by 17 May 2019. We anticipate publishing conference proceedings after the event. For further updates and information, visit our website: and Twitter: @consentdurham

Best wishes,

Sophie Franklin Hannah Piercy, Arya Thampuran, and Rebecca White (Conference Organisers)

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