UPDATE: [Gender Studies] Art of Gender in Everyday Life Multidisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Heidi Harold
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September 24, 2008

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the Conference Committee, I am pleased to announce a call for
papers for a multidisciplinary conference, The Art of Gender in Everyday
Life V, to take place at Idaho State University (ISU), March 6 & 7, 2008.
In addition to sessions, the conference will include: a keynote, "Strong
Women And How They Did It," by Dr. Emily Toth (A.K.A. Ms. Mentor),
Professor of English at the Louisiana State University, on the evening of
Friday, April 3; a Friday, March 3, lunchtime talk, “Mind-Body Equality” by
ISU faculty member, athlete and businesswoman, Dr. Lori Head; and a
screening of LUNAFEST on Thursday evening.

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 our speakers, we are especially interested in submissions
that address gender and career and gender and higher education (including
the presentation of gendered performances, films, etc., as well as academic
papers) gender and popular culture, and gender and the body. Abstracts
must be postmarked by November 10, 2008.

This conference is an occasion to showcase current work being done in the
area of gender studies. Participants from past years have consistently
commented on the friendly atmosphere at The Art of Gender in Everyday Life
conferences, and it is our principal mission to continue our tradition of
creating a collegial, supportive and nurturing environment for the
discussion of gender issues across the disciplines.

The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI is a special opportunity to network
with colleagues in the relaxed setting of Pocatello, Idaho, nestled in the
picturesque Bannock Range of the Rocky Mountains. We are pleased to
announce that again this year; participants will have the opportunity to
register for a day trip to near-by Lava Hot Springs. Those taking part in
the trip will experience a day of relaxation in the naturally-occurring
mineral hot springs, the temperatures of which range from 102-112 degrees.
 More information about Lava Hot Springs is available at

Please find attached a formal call for papers, an announcement of our
student paper competition, and a registration form. Should you prefer not
to open an attachment, these documents are included immediately following
this letter and can also be found on our website at
<http://www.isu.edu/andersoncenter>. On behalf of the entire Conference
Committee, I invite you to join us for this important event.

Kind regards,

Heidi Harold
Assistant Director for Programming
Anderson Gender Resource Center

A Multidisciplinary Conference

Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
April 2 & 3, 2009

ABSTRACT POSTMARK DEADLINE: Monday, November 10, 2008

Gender is not a given. Its meaning and significance are constantly in flux.
This conference 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.

ALL submissions related to the art of living gendered lives will be considered.
* Given our keynote speakers, the committee is especially interested in
submissions that address the following:

GENDER AND LIVLEIHOOD (including: academe, work force, career, education,
and family)
GENDER IDENTITIES (including but not limited to: masculinity, transgender,
GENDER AND THE ARTS (including: the presentation of gendered performances,
films, etc., as well as academic papers)

* The committee is also especially interested in receiving submissions from
graduate and advanced undergraduate students. The committee will hold a
student paper competition and award prizes for the graduate and
undergraduate submissions they select.

PRESENTATION FORMATS: Presentations may take several different formats,
including: papers (resulting from group work or individuals); slide
presentations; films; readings; and performances. Presentations should be
no longer than 20 minutes in duration.

Complete panels can also be submitted. Panel submissions will only be
considered, however, if the following information is included: cover sheets
and abstracts for a complete group of four participants; and the specific
question to be addressed.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submissions will be accepted BY POST ONLY.
Please enclose the following items for the committee’s consideration:

1. an ABSTRACT of no more than 300 words
The title should appear clearly at the top of the abstract; the presenter’s
name should not appear on the abstract. No changes to either the title or
abstract can be made following submission.
2. a COVER SHEET with the following information: presenter’s name;
presentation title; presentation format; institutional affiliation
(including department) and academic status; phone number, street and email
addresses; A/V needs; and a 50 word bio
3. a CD or DISK with both the abstract and cover sheet as Microsoft Word
documents (as abstracts, affiliation, email addresses and bios will be
reproduced in a booklet for all presenters)
4. a REGISTRATION FORM AND CHECK for the registration fee for each
presenter made out to the Anderson Center; this fee will help us to cover
conference expenses including meal costs and admission for both the keynote
speaker, Dr.Toth (a.k.a. Ms. Mentor), and LUNAFEST.
           PLEASE NOTE: If the abstract is not accepted, this check will be

Send all materials to:
Anderson Gender Resource Center
Idaho State University, Stop 8141
Pocatello, ID 83209-8141
Attn: The Art of Gender in Everyday Life VI Committee

PLEASE NOTE: Should your abstract be accepted, you will be required to
provide a draft of your paper by NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 16, 2009, so that
your session discussant will have time to review your work.
Also, if your abstract is accepted, you will be subscribed to the listserv
artofgender_at_mm.isu.edu, and you will receive all updates via email from
that account.

A Multidisciplinary Conference
April 2 & 3, 2009, at Idaho State University

_____ I plan to present
                        Please include $60
(includes a ticket to the Thursday, April 2, screening of LUNAFEST)

_____ I plan to attend a networking dinner on Thursday, April 1
                        Please include $15

_____ I plan to attend lunch with a talk by Dr. Lori Head on Mind-Body
Equality on Friday, April 3
                        Please include $15

_____ I would like transportation to and from Lava Hot Springs on Saturday,
April 4
                        Please include $12
                        (admission to the pools and lunch are not included)

Total amount enclosed: _____

Please mail this form along with your check and other required materials to:
Anderson Gender Resource Center
Idaho State University Stop 8141
Pocatello, ID 83209-8141

The postmark deadline is November 10, 2008.

For more information, contact us via phone at 208-282-2805, gndrctr_at_isu.edu
or check out our website at www.isu.edu/andersoncenter


Awards: The Conference Committee will award two separate prizes (one
undergraduate and one graduate) of $150. Additional Director’s Prizes of
$25 each may be awarded at the committee’s discretion.

Competition guidelines:
• The paper must be presented by the author at the April 2009, Art of
Gender in Everyday Life VI conference at Idaho State University in
Pocatello, ID.
• The paper may be from any discipline.
• The paper must be given in English.
• Only the version of the paper that is actually read at the conference is
eligible. The paper should be approximately 8-12 pages, double-spaced,
exclusive of bibliography. The abstract and bibliography should be included
with the paper.
• Five hard copies and a CD/disk containing the conference version of the
paper must be presented at the registration desk by 9am on Friday, April 3.
 They should be addressed to: Rebecca Morrow - Student Paper Competition.
• A cover page must be attached with the following information: the
author's name, institutional affiliation (including department), divisional
status (graduate or undergraduate) and email address; the name, address,
and telephone number of the student's advisor; and the name of the session
where the paper was or is to be presented.
• Shared authorship papers are eligible provided that the category in which
they are entered (i.e. undergraduate or graduate) is that appropriate for
the most senior author. Papers co-authored with professionals are not
eligible for the student paper competition.
• All papers submitted by undergraduates must be accompanied by a note from
the student's advisor indicating that the work is original and that the
professor believes it to be appropriate for presentation at the conference.

Judging: A panel of judges from a variety of disciplines will blind review
submissions. The panel will employ standard scholarly criteria in making
its awards.
For information about the conference, consult our website,
Questions about the competition or the conference can be directed to

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