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This weekend I participated in the International Conference on ‘Women and the Canon’, celebrated at Christ Church College, University of Oxford. This event brought together scholars doing research into women and the canon in different periods and from a variety of perspectives, such as literature, theatre, art, music, philosophy, religion, and education.
In addition to twelve cross-disciplinary sessions, the conference included two keynote lectures by Elena Lombardi and Suzanne Aspden (Oxford), respectively; the presentation of the artwork ‘Society sees not: The obscurity of female artists in Modernism, the flourishing factors of femininity in contemporary art in Iran’ by Sara Masinaei, artist and researcher; a concert including the world premiere of a choral piece by Helen MacKinnon; and a round table. This consisted of the presentation of the project ‘Women’s literary culture and the medieval canon’…
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