College of Saint Rose Women's Studies Second Annual Regional Conference
Globalization, Gender, and the Challenge of Transnational Feminisms
SATURDAY, MARCH 15th, 2008
Albany, New York
CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts for all sessions due Dec. 29, 2007
Please join the Women’s Studies Program at the College of Saint Rose as we welcome keynote speaker Katha Pollitt to the Second Annual College of Saint Rose Women’s Studies Regional Conference. We invite scholarly papers, panels, practical workshops, poster sessions, and dialogues by and between feminist writers, scholars, artists, and activists on themes related to Globalization, Gender, and the Challenge of Transnational Feminisms.
All work on this broad subject is invited for submission. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Transnational Identity and/or Citizenship -Immigration, Emigration, and Diaspora
- Empire, foreign policy, and war
- Globalization and Religion
- Globalization, Gender, and Health
- Feminism and the State
- Gender and Nationality
- Globalization and GLBT Politics/Mobilization
- Globalization and Power
- Globalization and the Family
- Global Environmental Issues and Transnational Women’s Activism
- Globalization and Mobilization/Transnational Social Movements
All Papers and presentations should present theoretical, organizational, and strategic frameworks for understanding issues facing women and men in the struggle toward social justice in our diverse communities and our increasingly globalized world.
We are especially interested in work (textual, visual, performative, or intermedial) in and out of the academy which addresses the problems as well as the potential of globalization, and the potential for collaboration in solutions to effect positive social, cultural, and economic transformation.
Individual Papers or Paper Panels: Individual proposals are welcome, as are proposals for full panels. See guidelines below. Papers for the conference should be approximately 14 pages in length (double spaced), not including works cited and should be distributed to the discussant and fellow panel members no later than March 1st. Individual presentations within each panel should be no more than 20 minutes in length and should focus on the primary importance or contribution of the argument and implications.
Roundtable Discussions: Proposals for roundtables should include an abstract of the topics that describes how the papers or works fit together. Participant names, affiliations, and paper/work titles should also be submitted.
Workshops: Proposals for workshops should include a complete title and description of the workshop, the names and credentials of the presenter(s) and the type of space needed.
Poster Sessions: Those wishing to present their work as a poster session should submit their name, title, and an abstract of their work, including a plan for its display. Poster session participants should expect to speak for about 5 minutes.
The Women’s Studies Conference Student Paper Award:
The Women’s Studies Conference Student Paper Award is offered for the best paper presented by an undergraduate or graduate student. To be considered for this award, a students should (1) indicate on the registration form that she or he is a graduate or undergraduate student, and (2) submit his or her completed paper to the address below by February 1, 2008.
The Barbara Smith St. Rose Women’s Studies Student Award:
The Barbara Smith St. Rose Women’s Studies Student Award is presented for the best paper, video, art work, website, music or other medium submitted by a College of St. Rose student on the topic of Globalization, Gender, and the Challenge of Transnational Feminisms. To be considered for this award, a student should (1) indicate on the registration form that she or he is a College of St. Rose graduate or undergraduate student, and (2) submit his or her completed work by February 1, 2008.
Paper, workshop, and poster session proposals should be no more than 500 words. Panel proposals should include a panel title and brief abstract relating the panel’s topic to the conference theme, as well as names of participant(s), titles, and abstract (300 words) for each paper. All proposals should be submitted to Prof. Bridgett Williams-Searle, Women’s Studies Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, The College of Saint Rose, Albany NY 12203. Inquiries welcome.
Proposal deadline for papers, panels, workshops, and poster sessions is December 29th, 2007. Full papers or works for Award consideration are due February 1st, 2008.
Prof. Bridgett Williams-Searle
Women's Studies Program Coordinator
College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
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