WSGO call for papers
Feminist Communities in Research and Practice
Hosted by the Penn State Women’s Studies Graduate Organization
Date: February 13-14, 2015
At the Penn State University Park Campus
Call for Papers:
The Penn State WSGO is pleased to invite proposals for presentations at our annual conference, to be held in February 2015. The conference will consider the ways that community develops through feminist research, teaching, and activism, and also as a subject that feminist scholarship and pedagogy will continually need to address. Where do you see new feminist communities forming today? How have feminist communities in the past formed, succeeded, or failed? What interests, relationships, projects, or goals are those communities based upon? How do digital culture and digital media play a role in the formation and focus of feminist communities? Panels at this conference will discuss research and teaching on gender and sexuality from all academic disciplines.
This conference also serves as a venue to consider the relationship between Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments and the university community, and to present talks on community-based research and activism. Our conference keynote speaker will be announced in the weeks to come.
We welcome submissions on, but not limited to, the following topics:
Theories of solidarity
Continuity or difference between generations of feminists
Global networks or coalitions
Facilitating community in the online WGS classroom
Feminist New Materialisms
Disability studies and feminism
Digital collaborations and communities (including DOCCs and other feminist interventions)
Feminist pedagogical communities
Race, gender, and feminist communities
Biotechnology and reproductive communities
The future of WGS departments
Queer kinships and relationships
Art and feminist community
Feminist communities throughout history
Please submit proposals for individual presentations, panels, roundtables, art exhibitions, performances, and workshops to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts for individual papers should be no longer than 300 words, and proposals for panels or roundtables should be no longer than 1,000 words. The deadline for submissions is December 15.