CFP for the 31st Annual Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) Meeting being held at UNC Charlotte on April 3-5, 2008. This year's theme is "Frontiers of Feminism at Home and Abroad"
Keynote speakers are: bell hooks, Anne Fausto-Sterling, Cynthia Enloe, Rosemarie Tong.
Current feminisms challenge us to travel into new territories, both real and theoretical. In this conference, we encourage scholarship that breaches boundaries, whether those boundaries be geographic, disciplinary, methodological, theoretical or artistic. We encourage contributions that consider emerging feminisms; describe gender relations between the global ‘south’ and ‘north’; explore feminist questions across ethnic, socio-economic, and gender categories; and examine trans-gendered and trans-sexual identities.
We welcome papers and panels on a variety of topics, including:
• How is gender central to processes of globalization and imperialism?
• What is the future of feminism in a world of “Gender Studies”?
• How do feminisms travel across ethnic, gender, class, and national boundaries?
• How do feminist theory and queer theory inform one another?
• How is feminism transformed by and transforming of new technologies?
• What are the challenges and victories of feminist pedagogy in your classroom?
• How do students move across feminist frontiers - points of resonance and points of resistance?
• How is gender represented in literary and artistic forms?
•To what extent has feminist scholarship "mainstreamed" scholarship about women?
• What are the connections between our work as scholars and our commitment to activism?
• What do emerging gender dynamics of work, family life, and community look like?
Scholars, educators, students (including graduate and undergraduate), artists, and community activists are invited to submit proposals for papers, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables. We intend this conference to be inclusive, rather than exclusive, so please send in a proposal!
All presenters and organizers must register for the conference and be dues-paying members of SEWSA. All session, workshop, roundtable and paper proposals are due by Friday November 2, 2007. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by December 15, 2007. We encourage online submissions. Alternatively, you may fill out the forms and email them to SEWSAsubmissions@uncc.edu or mail them to:
c/o Women’s Studies Program
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Proposals sent by snail mail must be received by November 2, 2007.
We invite conference attendees to submit the following types of proposals:
Individually Volunteered Papers: Individually volunteered papers will be 15 minutes in duration. Once papers are accepted they will be grouped into sessions by the conference organizers.
Organized Sessions: Organized sessions will be 1 hour and 30 minutes and should consist of a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 papers. Organizers may also allot time for discussants and/or discussion. Each paper should be a maximum of 15 minutes. Sessions should be organized around a theme and all papers should address this theme.
Roundtables/Workshops: Roundtables and workshops will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 people should be involved in facilitating roundtables/workshops. The purpose of roundtables/workshops is to provide an interactive and focused platform for presenting best practices and discussing current events and emerging ideas.
Complete proposals (of any format) must consist of:
• Conference registration form
• Registration fees and SEWSA dues for presenters/organizers
• Proposal Form (Indiv/Session/Roundtable)--see website for forms
• Abstract of no more than 200 words (included in proposal form)
• All organizers and presenters must pay both SEWSA dues and the conference registration fee before a proposal will be considered. All forms must be completed and attached with abstracts. Second organizers and presenters may register and pay separately. It is the responsibility of the organizers to make sure that all participants have registered and paid the required fees.
Please see website for more detailed information on the submission process as well as the required forms. We look forward to hearing from you!
If you have any questions about proposal submission, please contact SEWSA2008@uncc.edu.
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