>From: "Yi-Chun Tricia Lin" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Global & Local Women's Studies:
>Going on Forty (6/11/07; 10/19/07-10/20/07)
> Southern Connecticut State University
> Womenís Studies Program
> The Seventeenth Annual Womenís Studies Conference
> Global & Local Womenís Studies:
> Going on Forty
> To be held on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University
> Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2007
> invitation for proposals on interdisciplinary scholarly and creative work
> Womenís Studies as a discipline is going on
>forty, prompting debate about where the
>discipline has come from, where it is at the
>turn of the century, and where it is going.
>This conference will be a part of that process.
>We are specifically interested in using the
>metaphor of familyóinformed by histories and the
>intersectionality of race, class, gender,
>sexuality, and nationóto explore and explain and
>document the discipline of womenís studies, to
>consider how we have been written by/written
>ourselves into this family drama, and to reflect
>on the impact those decisions have had on
>feminist & womanist movements inside and outside
>of the university, locally and globally.
>Conference sessions will juxtapose cultural,
>generational, and geographic perspectives in
>order to create a living text of feminist
>cultures, histories, and representations. The
>Conference Committee invites academics,
>feminists, and activists from all disciplines,
>institutions, and organizations to
> submit proposals for ìGlobal and Local Womenís Studies: Going on Forty.î
> Proposal Format: Faculty, students, staff,
>administrators, and community activists from all
>disciplines and fields are invited to submit
>proposals for individual papers, complete
>sessions, panels, or round tables. Poster
>sessions, performance pieces, video recordings,
>and other creative works are also encouraged.
>For individual papers, please submit a one-page
>abstract. For complete panels, submit a
>one-page abstract for each presentation plus an
>overview on the relationship among individual
>components. For the poster sessions and art
>work, submit a one-page overview. All proposals
>must include speakerís/speakersí name(s),
>affiliation(s), and contact information
>(address, E-mail, & telephone number). Please
>also indicate preference for Friday afternoon,
>Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon; all
>attempts will be made to honor schedule requests.
> Panels: Each 75 minute session usually
>includes three presenters and a session
>moderator, but individual presenters may request
>an entire session for a more substantial paper
>or presentation. Presenters are encouraged,
>though not required, to form their own panels.
>The conference committee will group individual
>proposals into panels and assign a moderator.
>Please indicate in your contact information if
>you are willing to serve as a moderator.
> Posters, Art Displays, and Slide
>Presentations: A poster presentation consists of
>an exhibit of materials that report research
>activities or informational resources in visual
>& summary form. An art display consists of a
>depiction of feminist concerns in an artistic
>medium. Both types of presentations provide a
>unique platform that facilitates personal
>discussion of work with interested colleagues &
>allows meeting attendees to browse through
>highlights of current research. Please indicate
>in your proposal your anticipated needs in terms
>of space, etc.
> We invite individuals, groups, scholars,
>activists, and artists to submit proposals for
>panel presentations, roundtable discussions, or
>artistic performances that address the following
> What is the relationship between womenís
>studies in the US and womenís Studies
>abroadóAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East, etc.?
>Is ìsisterhoodî an adequate concept for
>theorizing these relationships? What do
>transnational frameworks offer us for
>understanding womenís studies in the US and
> What are the benefits and drawbacks to
>understanding womenís studies as ìmiddle agedî?
>To describing Womenís Studies in terms of
> What role do you play in the discipline of
>womenís studies? Are you a founding mother? A
>rebellious daughter? A prodigal child? How and
> Why/when have there been/not been roles for
>you in womenís studies? What tensions have you
>experienced between being cast in a role and
>attempting to write your own role?
> Where/when/why have you felt or not felt ìat
>homeî in womenís studies as a discipline? Why
>has it felt or not felt ìlike familyî? How have
>you written or rewritten yourself into the story
>of the discipline over time/through space?
> How has the concept of ìsisterhoodî
>allowed/disallowed your participation in womenís
> What generational tensions and connections
>have you experienced and how do they inform your
>work in womenís studies?
> In what ways have you experienced the
>institutional confinement of womenís studies?
>With what results?
> To what extent has womenís studies challenged
>and changed courses, programs, departments,
>disciplines, and administrations in universities
>here and/or abroad? With what gains and losses
>for individuals, groups, and institutions?
> What theories and texts do you see most
>influential on womenís studies scholarship and
> How has womenís studies intersected with
>feminist & womanist movements? With what
>consequences for each?
> Please submit proposals and supporting materials to:
> Womenís Studies Conference Committee
> Womenís Studies Program, EN B 229
> 501 Crescent Street
> New Haven, CT 06515
> Or via email to: [log in to unmask],
>with attention to Conference Committee
> The Annual Womenís Studies Conference at SCSU
>is self-supporting; all presenters can
>pre-register at the discounted presenter's fee,
>not exceeding $110.00 for both days, $60.00 for
>one day. The fee includes all costs for
>supporting materials, entrance to keynote
>events, and all meals and beverage breaks.
> Submission Deadline:
>Postmarked by Monday, June 11, 2007
> Notification of Committee Decision:
>Postmarked by Monday, July 16, 2007
>Yi-Chun Tricia Lin
> Director/Associate Professor, Women's Studies Program
> Vice President, National Women's Studies Association
>Southern Connecticut State University
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
>Office: (203) 392-6133; (203) 392-6864 Fax: (203) 392-6723
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