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Call for papers for The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI multidisciplinary conference

Posted October 14, 2008

A multidisciplinary conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI, will take place at Idaho State University on April 2 and 3. 

In addition to sessions, the conference will include: a keynote speech titled "Strong Women And How They Did It," by Emily Toth, Ph.D., (a.k.a. Ms. Mentor from The Chronicle of Higher Education), professor of English at Louisiana State University, on the evening of Friday, April 3; an April 3, lunchtime talk, by an ISU faculty member; and a screening of LUNAFEST on Thursday evening. 

A formal call for papers, an announcement of our student paper competition, and a registration form are available online from the ISU Anderson Gender Resource Center.

Abstracts must be postmarked by Nov. 10.

The Conference Committee invites abstracts from university faculty and staff as well as from graduate and advanced undergraduate students. All submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered.

This year, given the conferences keynote speakers, organizers are especially interested in submissions that address gender in academe (for example: campus climate; the experience of women in traditionally male-dominated disciplines, and vice versa; family work-life balance; etc.) and those that address gender and the arts. Organizers also are especially encouraging sessions that will focus on men as gendered subjects, e.g., men and work-life balance, and construction of masculinity.

The annual conference draws gender scholars from across the country. The conference is an opportunity for them to present current research on gender issues. Participants from past years have consistently commented on the friendly atmosphere at The Art of Gender in Everyday Life conferences. It is the conference's principal mission to continue the tradition of creating a collegial, supportive and nurturing environment for the discussion of gender issues from across the disciplines.

The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI is an opportunity to network with colleagues. This year, for the first time participants will have the opportunity to register for a day trip to nearby Lava Hot Springs.

For more information, contact Heidi Harold, Anderson Center assistant director, at (208) 282-2805) or gndrctr@isu.edu.