The Gender Studies Network

Welcome to the Gender Studies Network

News | Members | National Correspondents | Links

Gender Studies has established itself as a vibrant, highly innovative field of English Studies and contributes decisively to the crucial role the discipline plays among the humanities in Europe. The plethora of achievements, however, also makes it difficult to get an overall picture, particularly as the strong interdisciplinary orientation of Gender Studies encourages co-operation in smaller local or regional units. Much can therefore be gained from European exchange and synergies. In addition, Gender Studies cuts across all sectors of English Studies and a network can help to bring them together for focussed work, greater international visibility and well-deserved prestige.

During ESSE 12, a first panel gathered together colleagues from all over Europe, and there was a general consensus that a broad exchange of information should form the basis of the network. A second panel during ESSE 13 discussed concrete steps, giving also due consideration to European aspects. Some of the results can be found in what follows.

Topical information is posted under News.

Colleagues wishing to join the EGSN can find a registration form asking for a brief self-characterisation under Members. This will later be posted there, the aim being to increase visibility and to facilitate communication in the field. In addition, a mailing list will be created.

During the Galway round table, a call for national correspondents was launched as well. Their main role consists of collecting relevant information (written in English) in their respective countries. Participants from Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania, and Spain have already volunteered. See National Correspondents. Candidates from other European countries are welcome! In general, all EGSN members are invited to send us (Renate, Florence, Işil, María) information about CfPs, conferences, publications etc. on English Gender Studies that might interest other members.

Links offers the first list of sites of Anglicist Gender Studies in Europe: two per country and several international ones.

Renate Haas, University of Kiel,

Işil Baş, Boğaziçi University,

Florence Binard, University of Paris Diderot,

María Socorro Suárez Lafuente, University of Oviedo,


CFPs of particular relevance (posted 12 April 2017)

CFPs of particular relevance (posted 29 March 2017)

CFPs of particular relevance (posted 3 March 2017)

Free access to Women Writers Online during March (posted 3 March 2017)

CFPs of particular relevance (posted 9 February 2017)

CFPs of particular relevance (posted 12 January 2017)

CFPs of particulare relevance (posted 23 Deccember 2016)

CFPs of particular relevance (posted 21 November 2016)

Women, from Object to Subject: When the Law and Feminist Militancy Meet!, Toulouse 1 Capitole France, 15-16 June 2017 (posted 20 November 2016)

Gender Studies Manifestations (posted 26 October 2016)

Gender Studies Network International Conference, La Rochelle, 4-5 May 2017 (posted 3 October 2016)

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In order to join the Gender Studies Network please provide the following information. The form can be obtained from one of the above, together with an example clarifying possible ambiguities.

  • NAME (surname(s) in capital letters):
  • HOMEPAGE (if available):
  • DISCIPLINE (e.g., English):
  • SUBDISCIPLINE (e.g., Literature, Linguistics, History of Ideas, etc.):
  • GENDER STUDIES FIVE MAIN PUBLICATIONS (in English): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5

For downloading and searching the directory please click here: Directory

National Correspondents


Julia LAJTA-NOVAK, Univ. of Salzburg/Vienna,


Elina VALOVIRTA, Univ. of Turku,


Shirley DOULIÈRE, Univ. of Bordeaux,


Katerina KITSI-MITAKOU, Univ. of Thessaloniki,


Katalin G. KÁLLAY, Károli Gáspár Univ.,


Aoife LEAHY,


Eleonora RAO, Univ. of Salerno,


Ana-Karina SCHNEIDER, Univ. of Sibiu,


Pilar CUDER, Univ. of Huelva,
María Jesús LORENZO MODIA, Univ. of A Coruña,
Alejandra MORENO ÁLVAREZ, Univ. of Oviedo,


This list can only be preliminary. It is very selective. Its aim is, for a start, to highlight Anglicist contributions, as the field is immense due to the strong interdisciplinary character of Gender Studies and due to the size of Europe. (ESSE currently has more than 30 member states.) A maximum of two sites is given per country. First choice are associations, journals or programmes with an explicit Anglicist GS orientation. If they are missing, GS associations, journals or book series have been chosen in which scholars from English Studies play an important role or whose emphases are particularly close to English Studies. Occasionally, further interdisciplinary research centres, courses of study or projects are also included, especially if they provide very useful links. For additions and corrections please contact Renate Haas

(Please don’t forget to consult the homepages of the ESSE constituent associations.)


ATGENDER, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation

EIGE, European Institute for Gender Equality

EU Commission, She Figures 2015: Gender in Research and Innovation

GEMMA, Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Gender and Women’s Studies

GRACE, Gender and Cultures of Equality

Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest


Center for Gender and Leadership Studies at Yerevan State University

Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA)


Gender Studies Association Austria:

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Ariadne – frauenspezifische Information und Dokumentation


DiGeSt / Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies

Sophia, Réseau belge des études de genre / Belgisch netwerk voor genderstudies


European MA in Gender Studies, MATILDA, Program at Sofia University

The Bulgarian Association of University Women

Czech Republic:

Gender, rovné příležitosti, výzkum

Useful Links, Genderová studia, Charles University Prague


Coordinating Committee for Gender Research in Denmark


ENUT, Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre

Ariadne Lõng / Ariadne’s Clew


SUNS, The Association for Gender Studies in Finland

Hilma, Finnish University Network for Gender Studies


SAGEF, Société Anglophone sur le Genre et les Femmes

Des idées et des femmes, L’Harmattan, Paris


Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

Gender e.V., Fachgesellschaft Geschlechterstudien / Gender Studies Association


Gender and Equality Committee of the Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Centre for Gender Studies, Panteion University, Athens


TNTeF: Interdisciplinary eJournal of Gender Studies

Gender Studies Centre, Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen


Gender ARC (Advanced Research Consortium)

Women’s History Association of Ireland


Server Donne

Dottorato di Ricerca in Studi di Genere, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II


Vilniaus universitetas, Lyčių studijų centras (Vilnius University, Gender Studies Centre)


Links, Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies


Gender in Norway


Language & Gender & Sexuality Research Group, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań

Applied Gender Studies Master Programme in English, University of Opole


Diacrítica: Revista do centro de estudos humanísticos

APEM, Associação Portuguesa de Estudos sobre as Mulheres


Gender Studies

AnALize: Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies


Serbian Anglo-American Studies

Centar za ženske studije, Beograd (Women’s Studies Centre)


Gender Studies and Culture, Undergraduate Program of the Dept. of British and American Studies, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Kosiče

Center for Gender Studies, Comenius University, Bratislava


AUDEM, Asociación Universitaria de Estudios de las Mujeres

Enlaces, Centro de Investigaciones Feministas (CIFEM), Universidad de Oviedo


Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning (Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research)

NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research


Netzwerk Gender Studies Schweiz


Women’s Library and Information Center Foundation


Lesley Hall, Women’s History, Useful Links

Contemporary Women’s Writing Association