The Sìdhe Literary Collective, a reading group my wife and I participate in, has been involved in organising an upcoming symposium called The Gender Games: Stories in/for the Contemporary World. The inter-disciplinary symposium will look at different ways we construct gender in society through narratives and in different forms of media. It has been organised by Deakin University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, and will be held on 26-27 November 2012 at Deakin's city campus in Melbourne. Best of all, it will be a free event (although registration is required). Unfortunately my wife and I will be unable to attend, as we will be overseas at the time (more on that later, but expect blog posts from Toronto, New York and Paris). The call for papers can be found on the conference website.