Frontiers of Feminism at Home and Abroad (2008 Southeastern Women's Studies Association/SEWSA Conference, Charlotte, NC)
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 (graduate and undergraduate), artists, and community activists are invited to submit proposals for papers, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables.
Deadline to submit a proposal is November 2, 2007. For more information and submission guidelines, contact SEWSA2008@uncc.edu
For more information go to http://womensstudies.uncc.edu/sewsa/index.html
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