A multidisciplinary conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life V, will take place at Idaho State University (ISU), March 6 & 7, 2008. In addition to sessions, the conference will include: a keynote, "No More Tears: On the Persistence of Melodrama in Representing Women's Lives," by Dr. Tania Modleski, Florence R. Scott Professor of English at the University of Southern California, on the evening of Thursday, March 6; a Friday, March 7, lunchtime talk, “Mind-Body Equality” by ISU faculty member, athlete and businesswoman, Dr. Lori Head; and a screening of LUNAFEST on Friday evening. A formal call for papers, an announcement of our student paper competition, and a registration form can be found on our website at .
The Conference Committee invites abstracts from university faculty and staff as well as from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. ALL submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered. This year, given our speakers, we are especially interested in submissions that address gender and the arts (including the presentation of gendered performances, films, etc., as well as academic papers) gender and popular culture, and gender and the body. Abstracts must be postmarked by November 5, 2007.
This conference is an occasion to showcase current work being done in the area of gender studies. Participants from past years have consistently commented on the friendly atmosphere at The Art of Gender in Everyday Life conferences, and it is our principal mission to continue our tradition of creating a collegial, supportive and nurturing environment for the discussion of gender issues across the disciplines.
The Art of Gender in Everyday Life V is a special opportunity to network with colleagues in the relaxed setting of Pocatello, Idaho, nestled in the picturesque Bannock Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are pleased to announce that this year, for the first time in the history of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to register for a day trip to near-by Lava Hot Springs. Those taking part in the trip will experience a day of relaxation in the naturally-occurring mineral hot springs, the temperatures of which range from 102-112 degrees. More information about Lava Hot Springs is available at
Getting to Pocatello is easy! Delta flies to the Pocatello Regional Airport, and ground shuttles are available from the Salt Lake City International Airport to Pocatello through Salt Lake Express .
Rebecca Morrow, Director
Anderson Gender Resource Center
Idaho State University Stop 8141
Pocatello, ID 83209-8141
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