The International Conference organized by
The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL)
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, May 28-30, 2020
The Korean Society for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KFSEL) presents a conference on “Feminisms Now” to be held from Thursday, May 28, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Yonsei University, Seoul.
We invite scholars, students, and activists to discuss practical and theoretical challenges for feminism today, including, but not limited to, feminism’s relationship to neoliberalism and late capitalism; feminism and labor; ecofeminism; the state of feminism and gender studies within academic discourse and critical theory; and the role of literature and culture in movements such as #MeToo. Keeping in mind the astonishing momentum of the #MeToo movement in South Korea, we’ll also reflect on how feminist movements scale up and down between the local and transnational. How might culturally contingent, specific, personal narratives of sexual violence gain wider traction and concrete executive force? Is international feminist solidarity even possible under current conditions of global inequality?