>From: "Sally Hilgendorff" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Women in the Sciences (11/1/07; Film & History,
>Call for Papers
>Women in the Sciences Area
>2008 Film & History Conference
>"Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond"
>October 30-November 2, 2008
>First-Round Deadline: November 1, 2007
>Area: "Count Me In!": The Inclusion of Women in the Sciences
>When former Harvard President Larry Summers asserted that women lack the
>scientific mettle to compete with men, he provided only the latest example
>of misogyny in the sciences. Women continue to face real obstacles, even at
>research institutions like WISELI (Women in Science and Engineering
>Leadership Institute). Unfortunately, the occasional appointment of women
>to high-ranking positions at technical universities (such as MIT and Lehigh)
>does not offset these cultural hurdles, which draw so much of their weight
>from film and television.
>Ranging from early the book-to-film successes of Rachel Carson's "Silent
>Spring" and Diane Fossey's "Gorillas in the Mist" to the solution-seeking
>documentaries "The Gender Chip Project" and "Women Who Walk Through Time,"
>from sexed-up television fantasies featuring bionic women, crime science
>investigators, spaceship personnel, and aliens to the questioning heroine
>embodied by Marlee Matlin in "What the Bleep?!...," this area will examine
>the portrayals of women in the sciences or science fiction. How has the
>feminist movement been incorporated, represented, revised, or rejected
>within these constructs? Are there other social, cultural, or ideological
>movements that have served to undermine or support the female presence in
>science? Does the future for women appear to be brighter through these
>We welcome papers that explore these and other questions concerning women
>and the sciences. Topics are not restricted to American media
>Please send your 200-word proposal by November 1, 2007 to:
>Sally Hilgendorff, Chair, Women in the Sciences Area
>Show Me History!
>43 Wakefield Street
>Reading, MA 01867
>Email: [log in to unmask]
>Panel proposals for up to four presenters are also welcome, but each
>presenter must submit his or her own paper proposal. Deadline for
>first-round proposals: November 1, 2007.
>This area, comprising multiple panels, is a part of the 2008 biennial Film &
>History Conference, sponsored by The Center for the Study of Film and
>History. Speakers will include founder John O'Connor and editor Peter C.
>Rollins (in a ceremony to celebrate the transfer to the University of
>Wisconsin Oshkosh); Wheeler Winston Dixon, author of Visions of the
>Apocalypse, Disaster and Memory, and Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom
>Hollywood; and Emmy award-winning writer and producer John Rubin. For
>updates and registration information about the upcoming meeting, see the
>Film & History website (http://www.filmandhistory.org).
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