Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, April 18-20, UNC Greensboro
Call for Papers/Submissions Deadlines = November 16 and November 30, 2012
SEWSA 2013 invites conversation surrounding Outrage! Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation that have been and will be transformative in the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, sexuality, and in framing and exploring social experience. The conference will foster a vigorous, open and inclusive dialogue about the need for, and possibility of, different avenues to change and transformation. Rage, outrage, protest, organizing, diplomacy, and compromise will be considered as they are manifested in the discourses, practices, and products of art, scholarship and public service.
For more information and submission: email@example.com
SEWSA Caucus Proposal Deadline = Due November 16, 2012*
The Southeastern Women’s Studies Association supports caucuses for groups that are under-represented within society or SEWSA as an organization. Current caucuses include LGBTQ Caucus, People of Color Caucus and Student Caucus.
*Those submitting caucus proposals will be notified soon after the deadline so that they can also submit to the general CFP by November 30th, should they desire.
LGBTQ Caucus CFP = “The Queer South: Challenging Regionalisms” solicits proposals that critically analyze some phenomenon related to sexualized or gendered “otherness” that positions the South (or some facet of the South) as “queer.” These analyses may define “queer” in terms of les-bi-gay/non-straight sexualities, non-normative genders, or other non-normative sexual practices (not necessarily les-bi-gay), or non- or anti-heteronormative practices, theories, and lives. The call is open to broad interpretations of “the South,” including the global South, but the LGBTQ Caucus takes as its starting point how the U.S. South is situated within a national landscape.
For more information and submission, contact LGBTQ Caucus Chair, Jennifer Purvis firstname.lastname@example.org
PoC Caucus CFP = “A Meeting at the Kitchen Table: POC Feminists Envisioning the Future” calls on some of our People of Color feminist foremothers to examine where we are as POC academics, cultural workers, and artists and where we’d like to be. As we look at the interracial POC dynamics that both propel and impede our activism/scholarship/art we realize that we must look to ourselves for answers as we struggle to keep our movements alive. We invite stories, questions, experiments, practices, and ideas from POC to encourage an intergenerational multi-racial conversation that supports the articulation of collective movement toward the world we want.
For more information and submission, contact PoC Caucus Chair, Moya Bailey email@example.com
Student Caucus CFP = “The Future of Feminism in a Post-Identity Era” invites proposals that examine the relevance of identity categories for contemporary academics and activists. Feminism, Queer Studies and Critical Race Theory have explored the continued relevance of these categories, with concern for preserving points of solidarity and narratives of struggle, existence and belonging. How can feminist and queer scholarship demonstrate the continued importance of these categories? What kinds of work can we produce that will expand the public’s awareness of continuing discrimination and marginalization?
For more information and submission, contact student caucus representative, Aretina Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
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