Fw: CFP: Women's Studies Conference

H. C. Covington -- I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:20:23 -0400


(RE)PRESENTING WOMAN

CALL FOR PAPERS


FIFTH ANNUAL WOMEN'S STUDIES CONFERENCE

MARCH 2-4, 2000

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY, VALDOSTA, GEORGIA  31698

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jane Caputi, Lorraine Code, Barbara Jean Hall
 Rosemary Keefe
and
Tina LaPorta, CyberArtist

Scholars, educators, students (graduate and undergraduate), community
activists, theorists and all proponents of social change are invited to
submit proposals for papers, workshops, round tables, complete panels (3-4
papers), and performances examining how women have been represented, how
they have self-represented and how they may now (re)present themselves.
Please note that topics are not limited to academic presentations only.
Creative submissions in various media are encouraged. Complete performance
pieces (short stories, poetry, dramatic and artistic presentations) and
proposals for academic papers must be postmarked by Friday, November 19,
1999.  E-mail submissions are acceptable.

Feminist theories continually challenge canonical disciplinary
paradigms from the "transcendental ego" of philosophy to the "detached
observer" of science. Even the metaphors of personal identity have been
shaken by such shape-shifters as Donna Haraway and Judith Butler. The theme
of this year's conference is designed to elicit thoughts on how women are
and have been both agents in their own  representation and objects of
representation.

Proposers might consider the following subject areas:

        historical or recent changes in the representation of women within
art and literature
        (re)presentation of women in public policy issues of health and
wellness
        the growing polyvocality of representation within feminism
        (re)presentation of gender within postmodernism and postcolonialism
        the impact of new ideas of "personhood" on the academy and other
educational systems
        economic, social, and political (re)presentations of women of
various
ethnicities
        (re)presentations of women within the professions- business, law,
medicine, and science
        (re)presentations of women within religions
        (re)presentation in Third Wave feminism.





Notification of paper acceptance will be made by December 15,1999.  A
registration form and general  conference information will be included with
your acceptance letter.

All inquiries, correspondence and submissions should be addressed to:
A..V. (Viki) Soady, Director of Women's Studies
 (912) 249- 4842
Valdosta State University
FAX: (912) 293-6300

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.valdosta.edu/women


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