Graduate Women's Studies Student Association Symposium
April 13-14, 2005
The Graduate Women's Studies Student Association (GWSSA) invites feminist academics, artists, and activists to the second annual GWSSA Symposium. Participation can take the form of panel presentation, round table or creative submission. The Committee also welcomes submissions from groups organized as panels or roundtables.
Focusing primarily on expanding the borders and boundaries within women's studies, this year's conference welcomes academic, creative and activist submissions relating to any of the themes/topics outlined below, or more generally addressing feminist perspectives.
Possible themes might include:
critical engagement with the development of Women's Studies as an inter/discipline
the challenges (methodological, theoretical, political) of engaging in feminist research, policy development and/or activism
sexuality and the body
feminist theorizations of violence
theorizing sex work
relationships between Women's Studies and feminist activism
the fight for institutional space
Women's Studies and privilege
Women's Studies and/as transnationalism
Women's Studies/feminist pedagogy
feminism and/in popular culture
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words, and should include clearly identifiable keywords. Other guidelines and application forms
are available on our website (web address provided below).
Submissions should be emailed to the following e-mail address.
The deadline for abstracts is Monday, February 21, 2005.
Successful applicants will be notified by Monday March 4, 2005.
Centre for Feminist Research, York University
Graduate Program in Women's Studies, York University
School of Women's Studies, York University
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