We are soliciting one-page abstracts that examine the degree to which contemporary popular culture serves as a site of containment or resistance for the agendas of women interested in promoting and advancing social justice and equality; concomitantly, this entails the ongoing critique and deconstruction of persistent ideologies, agendas, cultural vehicles, etc., which continue both implicitly and explicitly to base women's value (or lack of value) on their appearance or sex appeal.
• Papers presented at the conference will be held to a strict 20-minute time limit.
• Selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in Plenum: The South Carolina State Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
• Registration fee: $85.00 (includes Friday night banquet and one-year subscription to Plenum
• Continuing education credit available
SUGGESTED TOPICS (Please feel free to propose papers or panels on other topics of interest):
*Feminist Cultural Critiques
*Women and the War
*New Washington Women
*Women News Anchors
*Women’s Political Campaigns: Image over Substance?
*First Lady Michelle Obama
*Lesbians in Popular Culture
*Women Directors in and outside of Hollywood
*Women in Hollywood
*Women in Popular Music
*Popular Women Writers
*Global Capitalism and Feminism
*Stereotypes of Poor Women
*Women in Administrative Positions
*Television: Should we relegate it to the trash bin of history?
*Body Image, Gender and Appearance
*Women and Misogyny
*Women’s Studies Today
*Feminist Theory Today
*What are Feminists?
*Women and Political Power
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