Single Lives Conference


Single Lives 2017 is an interdisciplinary conference on Singleness taking place at University College Dublin 13-14 October with Rebecca Traister as the keynote speaker.

This conference will explore literature and popular media by, about, and for single women from the last 200 years in relation to aesthetics and form, politics, race, sexuality, class, space, reproductive rights, and the economy. What singles do and mean is both an academic field and a popular obsession that investigates what it means to be a socially, politically, and sexually active single person.

Single Lives 2017 will also launch a research cluster housed at UCD and helmed by Dr. Kate Fama and Dr. Jorie Lagerwey. If you’re interested in being affiliated with that research group, please contact us at