Gender is not a given. Its meaning and significance are constantly in flux. This conference will explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, in short, the art of how it is lived on a daily basis.
ALL submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered. The committee is especially interested in submissions that address the following:
Gender and Academe (for example: women scientists & women subjects in the Sciences, Math and Engineering; campus climates; best practices)
Gender and the Arts
Gender and Men (for example: men & nonviolence; construction of maleness)
The committee will give special consideration, in recognition of Women’s History Month, to any papers that incorporate a historical perspective and especially those that consider the work of women “behind-the-scenes” whose contributions may have formerly been overlooked.
The committee is also especially interested in receiving submissions from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. The committee will hold a student paper competition and award prizes for the graduate and undergraduate submissions they select.
PRESENTATION FORMATS: Presentations may take several different formats, including:
papers (resulting from group work or individuals); posters; slide presentations; films; readings; and performances. Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes in duration.
Complete panels can also be submitted. Panel submissions will only be considered, however, if the following information is included: cover sheets and abstracts for a complete group of four participants; and the specific question to be addressed.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: The committee invites ABSTRACTS of no more than 300 words from all disciplines. The title should appear clearly at the top of the abstract. The presenter’s name should not appear on the abstract. Abstracts can be submitted either by post or email. If submitted by post, include TWO hard copies of the abstract as well as a copy on disk.
All submissions should also include one COVER SHEET with the following information: presenter’s name; presentation title; presentation format; institutional affiliation (including department) and academic status; address, phone number and email address; A/V needs; and a brief, 50 word bio. Again, if submitted by post, include a copy of the cover sheet on the disk.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are invited to participate in The Art of Gender in Everyday Life, you will be asked to send a small registration fee (approximately $35 and $30 for guests) to help cover conference costs. Meals and activities, including a ticket for the Saturday evening Guerrilla Girls performance, are included.
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