ANYTHING BUT SAFE: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender
Interdisciplinary, National Graduate Conference
University of South Florida, March 6-8, 2009
When we, as academics, associate sex, sexuality and gender as 'anything but safe,' we refer to the original idea that these terms are culturally constructed. As constructions, they are necessarily informed by cultural circumstances and manipulated according to the existing expectations of class, race, and power relations. Thus, conference presenters are encouraged to investigate the various intersections of sex/gender issues and their specific area of specialty (such as literature, film studies, education/pedagogy, psychology, anthropology, sociology, biology, medicine, history, American studies, political science, international studies, or religious studies). We would like paper or panel proposals to address how cultural constructs of sex, sexuality and gender are 'anything but safe.' We will give special consideration to proposals, that scrutinize how these terms translate into society, politics, textbooks or within the confines of the classroom.
Hosted by the USF English Grad. Student Association, First-Year Composition, Humanities Institute,the Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, & Anthropology, Communications, Sociology and History Departments.
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