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Beyond Six Characteristics: EDI for the Modern University Virtual Conference (Lancaster University Academic Conference)

Virtual Conference
Organization: Lancaster University
Event: Lancaster University Academic Conference
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Graduate Conference, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Lingustics, Pedagogy, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2021-08-20 to 2021-08-22 Abstract Due: 2021-05-08

Beyond Six Characteristics: EDI for the Modern University

Hosted by the English Literature and Creative Writing EDI Committee Student Representatives

Lancaster University Virtual Conference 20-22 August 2021
Deadline 8 May 2021
Lancaster University is committed to creating a fairer and more inclusive University for all staff, students, visitors and our wider university community, where equality, diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our University's plans and activities. We recognise that we all have a key role to play in making this a reality. Under the Equality Act 2010, it is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:
·      age
·      disability
·      gender reassignment
·      marriage and civil partnership
·      pregnancy and maternity
·      race
·      religion or belief
·      sex
·      sexual orientation
The English Literature and Creative Writing department EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee is calling for papers and panels that focus on, explore, and move beyond the six protected characteristics. This call includes papers on age, belonging, disability, gender, identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race and racism, religion or belief, sexuality...
This conference is open to undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers at any university. Please submit an abstract between 200 and 300 words along with a brief biography (max 50 words) to lancasterediconference@gmail.com by 8 May 2021.
Suggested paper topics and panels:
·       Feminism and academia  
·       Personal identity and academic writing
·       Curating inclusive resources with libraries, archives, and teaching materials       
·       Creating diverse curricula        
·       Widening participation and its role in academia
·       Student perspectives on diversity at university
·       Content warnings in academic settings  
·       Academic perspectives on equality movements such as #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, and Pride
·       Social media activism   
·       Gendered spaces in the education         
·       Accessibility and belonging in higher education
·       Creative/critical responses to EDI         
·       Perspectives on charters such as Athena SWAN and the Racial Equality Charter (REC)
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ELCW EDI Student Reps