Germaine Greer to speak at Limerick seminar on ageing

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Germaine Greer: coming to speak in Limerick
ONE of the world’s leading feminist voices, Germaine Greer, will be speaking at a conference in Limerick this May on women and aging.

ONE of the world’s leading feminist voices, Germaine Greer, will be speaking at a conference in Limerick this May on women and aging.

Entitled Women and Aging: Cultural and Critical Perspectives, the conference will take place in the University of Limerick from May 20-22.

The speakers will include the Australian born writer and theorist, Professor Germaine Greer, and Professor Margaret Harper, the Glucksman Chair in Contemporary Writing in English at UL. There will also be a roundtable on women and ageing, and a poetry reading by Medbh McGuckian.

The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity to discuss intersections of the cultural, social and medical dimensions of women and ageing.

It will engage with discourses on ageing in their various cultural manifestations through the ages but also across different cultures, genres and media.

The organisers are inviting papers from diverse disciplines such as literary and cultural studies, film and media studies, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics and the medical humanities.

Queries may be directed to the conference organisers at ageing.women@gmail.com. Submit proposals for papers or panels by March 15. Proposals should be 250 words and should include a 50-word biography.