Compromising Positions: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the State of Missouri
April 7 & 8, 2011
A conference sponsored by the Gender Studies Program at The University of Missouri--St. Louis
We invite papers, presentations, and panels that confront and interrogate the gendered, raced, and/or sexualized positions of individuals and groups in political, legal, historical, social, educational, and creative arenas in the state of Missouri from the pre-colonial period through the 1820 Missouri Compromise to the present day.
We encourage presentations from those working in history; law; literature and language; composition, rhetoric, and literacy studies; cultural studies; political science; economics; sociology; social work; criminology and criminal justice; psychology; anthropology; media and film studies; art history; medicine; and the biological sciences. Paper topics should have a strong connection to Missouri. We also encourage topics for panels.
Possible topics include:
Slave narratives Interracial social and political relationships
Slavery, sexuality and scienceSame-sex marriage and partner rights
Queer cultures and practicesBi-racial identities
Women and minorities in political officeWomen’s and/or Men’s Clubs
Race, gender, and/or sexuality in the artsQueer cultures and practices
Economic opportunities and obstacles Archives on race, gender and sexuality
Whiteness and power Business successes
Grass roots activism Gender, Race, Crime and Justice
Literacy Masculinity and blackness
Women as slave holders Quilting & domestic arts
Motherhood and maternity Fatherhood and paternity
Ethnicity and discriminatory practices Gender, race, and educational policies
Biographical studies of race and gender pioneers
Laws and policies based on race and/or gender
Segregation/desegregation laws and policies
Childhood in Missouri
We also invite the submission of creative or historical projects strongly related to the conference topic. If you propose this kind of project, please be specific about technical and space requirements.
•Send 350-500-word proposals or abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use abstract submission form.
•Proposals should include title, contact information, and institutional affiliation
•The deadline for submitting proposals is December 6, 2010.
•Selected presenters will be notified by late January 2011 and must register for the conference by February 28 to be included in the program.
•For updated information on the conference, go to http://umslce.org/index.php/compromising-positions
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