>Subject: CFP: Return to Gender (grad) (UK) (9/1/06; 11/25/06)
>From: "Churnjeet Kaur Mahn" <[log in to unmask]>
>Return to Gender: Sex and Context across the Disciplines
>The University of Glasgow will be hosting an
>AHRC sponsored postgraduate conference on
>NOVEMBER 25TH 2006 to stage a series of debates
>on the uses of gender in the work of
>postgraduates in a variety of disciplines. The
>conference will address a series of questions on
>the relevance of feminine, masculine and queer
>identities in an academic environment dominated
>by uses of ’Äòpost’Äô. Are studies of sex
>becoming anachronistic in the face of gender,
>and have they lost their political potential
>through a cultural relativism that uses culture
>over sex as a primary axis of difference? We
>invite papers to discuss any and all
>applications of gender in their work across
>academic disciplines. Possible topics and
>* Media constructions of gender
>* Performativity and Drag
>* Gender and technology
>* Sex and power
>* Abnormal gender psychology
>* Paternity and masculinity
>* Queer kinship
>* Marriage and Partnership
>* Geography and gender
>* Has feminism been subsumed into gender studies?
>*What is the role of Queer studies in the Arts: is it a minority concern?
>*Theory and practice: what material contributions can gender theory make?
>* The hijab: politically empowering or forced submission?
>* Is work on masculinity sidelined in the teaching of gender studies?
>* Are we 'post' gender?
>We invite abstracts of 200-300 words for 20
>minute papers to be submitted electronically by
>SEPTEMBER 1ST 2006 to
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>institutional affiliation and contact details.
>Participants at the conference will be invited
>to submit their papers to eSharp, Glasgow's
>award-winning postgraduate journal. They will
>then be considered for publication in a Spring
>2007 issue on gender. Please get in touch if
>you have any questions regarding the conference.
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