U‌nderstanding New Rape Cultures

13th – 14th September 2018, Seminar Room,

Humanities Institute,

University College Dublin (UCD)

Keynote speaker Dr. Debbie Ging


This two-day conference aims to reassess how changes in our communicative landscape – consistently advancing and invasive technologies, round-the-clock surveillance, the uptake of social and digital medias as essential life tools – have affected our understandings of rape culture. Through this conference, we propose to analyse the often intersecting ‘alt-right’ and MRA-style ‘shock culture’ responses to feminist ideology and discourse against rape culture and misogyny. Overall, this conference will assess what rape culture means in this new and increasingly mainstreamed, mediatised and technological environment.

Full conference proceedings can be found on the conference website here.

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Conference organisers: Sarah Anne Dunne and UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities (CGFS).

Generously funded by UCD School of Computer Sciences, UCD College of Arts and Humanities, and UCD Humanities Institute.