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>From: Marianne Sevachko <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Women and Violence (UK) (9/12/06; Return to Gender, 11/25/06)
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>Women and Violence  (UK) (9/12/06; Return to Gender, 11/25/06)
>
>Papers are invited for this special panel at ëReturn to Genderí, the 
>forthcoming graduate conference at the University of Glasgow on 25th 
>November, 2006.
>
>In his biographical work, Doves of War (2002), historian Paul Preston 
>insists that his ëbook has no theoretical pretensions.  Its objective 
>is quite simpleóto tell the unknown stories of four remarkable women 
>whose lives were starkly altered by their experiences in the Spanish 
>Civil War.  [Ö]  Political detail takes a back seat, or is at least 
>considered in the context of other personal relationshipsówith 
>lovers, husbands and children.  In that sense, this is a work of 
>emotional history.í  (7-8)
>
>Prestonís deliberate separation of the emotional from the political 
>in the portrayal of his female subjects poses crucial questions about 
>the treatment of the female subjectóespecially the historical female 
>subjectóduring wartime as an emotionally involved non-aggressor often 
>squeamish of political affiliations.  Does couching womenís histories 
>in ëemotionalí terms prevent culpability and complicity from being 
>identified in womenís actions, whether during war, revolutions, riots 
>or other events involving violence?
>
>This panel seeks to challenge current, as well as historical, 
>conceptions of the relationship between women and violence, whether 
>as victims, participants and/or observers.  Welcome topics include, 
>but are not limited to:
>
>Female Complicity as Caretaker/íPeacemakerí
>Women Suicide Bombers and Martyrdom
>Suffragettes/Suffragists
>Women Revolutionaries
>Abortion and Childbirth
>Eugenics and the Female Biological Warrior
>ëCat fightsí and the Nature of Female-to-Female Combat/Conflict
>White Female Epistemic Violence against Women of Ethnic Minorities
>Violence against Men
>Contradiction of the Female Soldier as both Warrior and Nurturer
>Abu Ghraib and Private Lynndie England
>ëHell Hath No Fury than a Woman Scornedí
>
>
>We invite abstracts of 200-300 words for 20 minute papers to be 
>submitted electronically by SEPTEMBER 12TH 2006 to 
>[log in to unmask], with 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.  A limited number of fee waivers and travel 
>grants will be available, please apply in advance for information.  
>For further information about the Return to Gender conference, please
>visit our website: http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/returntogender.

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