Women, Religion & Culture: The Challenges of Writing about Subjectivity

Issued: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:41:00 BST

Friday 16 October 2020, 2 - 4pm

Online via Zoom

Event contact: eamon.mccarthy@glasgow.ac.uk 

Register here

This workshop will explore the challenges presented when writing about subjectivity, particularly women’s subjectivities, and / or ideas about religion or spirituality more broadly. We will think about the ways in which theory can appear devoid of lived experience or can even seem at times to devalue the subject. We hope to discuss ways in which an exploration of subjectivity and / or spirituality, both very broadly understood, might help us engage with theoretical ideas more deeply and in a more meaningful way.

In order to achieve this, we’ll read and discuss a short article, as well as talk about our own research. The workshop is open to PhD students from all subjects in Arts & Humanities.

The workshop emerges out of the AHRC funded Networking Grant on Women, Religion and Culture in Spain and Spanish American 1900-2000 led by Dr Ricki O’Rawe (Queen’s University Belfast) and Dr Eamon McCarthy (University of Glasgow).

Schedule
2.00-3.00 The inner life of the decentred subject – a discussion of Lisa Ruddick, ‘When nothing is cool’, https://thepointmag.com/criticism/when-nothing-is-cool/
3.00-3.15 Break
3.15-4.00 Writing the subject amidst theory: reflections on our own work 

This workshop is organised by the Modern Languages Catalyst, but PGR students from cognate disciplines are also very welcome to register.

Click here to register. The registration deadline is Monday 12 October.