Call for proposals: 22nd Annual Women & Society Conference 2013

22nd Annual Women & Society Conference – 2013

October 25 & 26, 2013


Marist College, Poughkeepsie New York

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals and abstracts are being solicited for the 2013 Women & Society Conference. This feminist conference is interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary, covering all aspects of women & gender being studied in the academy. The conference mentors and models feminist inquiry/scholarship for undergraduate students, so joint faculty/student papers and excellent student papers are also considered. Undergraduates may attend at no cost.

Keynote Speaker: Kate Bornstein

Kate Bornstein will be delivering the keynote address on Friday, October 25th.

A celebrated pioneer for the LGBTIQ community, Kate is an author, playwright and performance artist whose latest book is “Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws.” Other published works include the books “Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us”; “My Gender Workbook”; and the cyber-romance-action novel, “Nearly Roadkill,” with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Kate’s plays and performance pieces include Strangers in Paradox, Hidden: A Gender, The Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours, y2kate: gender virus 2000.

Kate’s books are taught in over 120 colleges and universities around the world; and she has performed her work live on college campuses, and in theaters and performance spaces across the USA, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. She is currently touring colleges, youth conferences and high schools, speaking and leading workshops on the subjects of sex, gender, and alternatives to teen suicide.

Please send your 250 word abstract with a brief bio by July 15, 2013.  Papers, workshops, roundtables and panels are welcome; please include abstracts and bios for all participants, with one contact person. Please include all contact information–including home and e-mail addresses for summer correspondence to:

Women & Society Conference c/o Shannon Roper
School of Communication & the Arts
Lowell Thomas 219
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

OR submit online.

For more information email: womenandsocietyconference@marist.edu

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