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Art of Gender in Everyday Life Conference set March 10-11 at Idaho State University

Posted March 2, 2011

The Anderson Gender Resource Center is pleased to announce The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VIII, a multidisciplinary conference, will take place March 10-11 on the Idaho State University 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 VIII 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 1-5 p.m. Thursday, March 10, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 11.

Sessions will cover a wide range of topics including the arts, literature, gender in media, the performance of gender and more. The full conference schedule is accessible at the Anderson Center website, www.isu.edu/andersoncenter.

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

In addition to the conference sessions, this year’s Art of Gender Conference will include a workshop titled "Texting, Tattling, Leadership, and Lies," which focuses on interpersonal relationships in the workplace. In addition, there will be LUNAFEST screening on March 10. The conference will conclude with the ISU Women's History Month keynote given by Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch Media, which is best known for the publication of Bitch Magazine.

"We are very excited about this year’s conference. I feel like we have strong group of papers on a broad range of topics, such as the construction of gender identity, gender stereotypes, incarcerated women and gender in the visual arts and literature, just to name a few," said Rebecca Morrow, director of the ISU Anderson Center.

"This conference," continued Morrow, "is always an amazing time, full of remarkable people. But, it also holds important and serious messages, forcing us to reflect upon our world and how we see it."

For more information about The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VIII, contact the Anderson Center at 282-2805.

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