Hi, is anyone writing on Octavia Butler or Speculative fiction who would like to be on a panel at the National Women's Studies Association Conference? We Need 2-5 more presenters and a non-presenting moderator. Please see nwsa.org. Conference is in Atlanta, GA November 12-15, 2009 Atlanta, GA. Angela Davis will be there! I am a grad student who wants to present at the conference. Please contact me at Ayana.Harris@gmail.com by Feb 10, 2009 with a 250 word proposal that will fit into the category below. Please include: your name, school affiliation, address, phone and fax #s with your and abstract a 50 to 100 word (mini abstract) along with the longer 250 word abstract.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All proposal descriptions MUST be explicit in how the proposed poster, panel, paper, roundtable, or workshop is grounded in specific texts, authors, or research relevant to contemporary women’s and gender studies, queer studies, ethnic studies, or other related fields.
Many Thanks! Ayana Harris
Negotiating the Politics of Memory
“Issues of public memory, collective memory, and personal memory have been central to feminist scholarship and activism. Focusing on the politics of memory raises questions about whose stories, voices, lives, and histories have been documented (in what ways and by whom) versus whose have been ignored (in what ways and by whom). Engaging with the politics of memory means examining who has been conceived as an agent of history and whose subjectivity has been acknowledged as agential: it also means documenting and exploring the ways in which marginalized groups have sought to shift or to transform memory.
· How can we intervene in dominant/hegemonic stories and histories? What approaches aid in excavating and articulating subjugated perspectives?
· Whose collective trauma or suffering is considered exemplary, and whose is marginalized or silenced? Whose legacies of resistance are remembered? Whose are not?
· What are the meanings of silences, gaps and absences? Can everything be told or articulated? What politics lie within the unspeakable? How do we account for stories or histories that cannot be told?
· How have art, music, literature, and other creative projects offered an important archive of memory and site of resistance? How have marginalized groups plumbed history’s silences in the creative realm?
· How do we best uncover, document, and think about the lives of radical women, past and present? How have radical women sought to intervene in the politics of memory, whether through political action, the creative arts, or in scholarship?”
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