The Gender Studies Network (GSN)

Welcome to the Gender Studies Network!

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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-earned prestige.

In 2014, during ESSE 12 in Košice, 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. More panels followed at the subsequent ESSE conferences and developed further ideas and initiatives. As two years mean quite a long interval, biennial half-day seminars or colloquia were started in 2022.

ESSE members wishing to join the GSN please go to Members. The details asked for in the registration form will later be posted in the searchable Directory, the aim being to increase visibility and to facilitate communication in the field. Members also provides central internal information, whereas news is circulated via the mailing list, Facebook and Twitter

The main task of the National Correspondents consists in collecting relevant information (written in English) in their respective countries and, on the other hand, in highlighting GSN news to their colleagues. Participants from Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain have already volunteered. Candidates from other European countries are welcome! In general, all GSN members are invited to send us (Renate, Florence, Işil, María, Nóra) information about CfPs, conferences, publications etc. on English Gender Studies that might interest other members.

The Gallery presents bigger or smaller Anglicist landmarks. Please send us contributions.

Basic Links offers the first list of sites on Anglicist Gender Studies in Europe: up to three per country and several international ones.

Please note that ESSE now has a GS bursary.