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Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI conference set April 2-3

Posted March 20, 2009

The Idaho State University Anderson Gender Resource Center is pleased to announce The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI,  a multidisciplinary conference, will take place April 2-3 in the Pond Student Union on the ISU Pocatello campus.

All conference papers will explore the various ways in which gender is crafted, celebrated, endured, deciphered, expressed or, in short, the art of how it is lived on a daily basis.

The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI will showcase the work of scholars from across the nation who will gather in Pocatello to present their gender-related work.

Conference sessions take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday. Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including the arts, literature, gender in academe, the performance of gender and more. The full conference schedule is accessible at the Anderson Center website, www.isu.edu/andersoncenter. 

In addition to the conference sessions there will be an art exhibit, “Man and Image,” by ISU graduate student Omar Sarabia on display in the Mind’s Eye Gallery in the Rendezvous Complex. The keynote speech, “Strong Women and How They Did It” will be given on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Salmon River Suite. The speech will be given by Professor Emily Toth who writes a column under the penname, Ms. Mentor, in “The Chronicle of Higher Education.”

Conference sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registration will be available on-site.

“We are excited to be hosting a great range of excellent papers again this year. There is definitely something for everyone with discussions of such wide-ranging topics as women of color, the implications of gender in literature, art, and gender in dance and performance,” commented Anderson Center Director, Rebecca Morrow.  “This conference is always such a fun time because it is an opportunity to rethink gender, something that affects us all, in new ways and new contexts.”

Women’s History Month has been an annual event in the ISU and Pocatello communities since 1986, providing an opportunity to celebrate the lives of women throughout history.  A full calendar of events can be viewed on the Anderson Center’s Web site www.isu.edu/andersoncenter

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If you’d like more information about The Art of Gender Conference, Women’s History Month or the Anderson Center, or to schedule an interview with Anderson Center staff or Women’s History Month Executive Committee members, please contact Heidi Harold at 282-2805 or gndrctr@isu.edu.