Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms, April 2-3, 2010

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SUNY Buffalo Institute for Research & Education on Women & Gender
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Gender Across Borders IV: 
GLOBALISMS
Friday, April 2 & Saturday, April 3, 2010
Institute for Research & Education on Women & Gender (genderin.buffalo.edu)
State University of New York at Buffalo

Keynote Speakers:
Kiarina Kordela
, Macalester College Department of German
Studies, author of $urplus: Spinoza, Lacan (SUNY, 2008).
Rayna Rapp
, New York University Department of Anthropology (invited), author of Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social
Impact of Amniocentesis in America
(Routledge 2000).

Gender Across Borders is a biennial forum for the interdisciplinary
study and discussion of women and gender where scholars in fields ranging from
the health sciences to comparative literature can meet to share their research
and work.  Our theme for the 2010 conference
is “Globalisms.”

On the brink of a climate catastrophe which will disproportionately
affect women and other historically disenfranchised groups, and at a time when
the global economy is devising new ways to reduce masculinity and femininity to
market segments or consumer categories, it seems especially important to
(re)consider the ways in which questions of gender and sexual difference
intersect with our notions of what it means to be a global citizen.  Our 2010 conference will thus convene scholars
with diverse approaches to “the globe” in all of its various manifestations and
permutations:

  • the Material Globe: natural resources, global warming/climate
    change, ecology, environmentalism, agriculture, contamination
  • the Biomedical Globe: disease, ability, public health, reproductive
    rights, the pharmaceutical industry, global pandemics, transmission, infection,
    transgender medical issues
  • the Literary Globe: world literature, diasporic literature,
    transatlantic literature, travel literature, literature in exile, eco-poetics,
    translation
  • the Political/Economic Globe: globalization, the
    International Monetary Fund and World Bank, world war, terrorism, international
    relations, United Nations, humanitarianism, post/colonialism, immigration, border
    crossings and encounters, global political movements, sex trafficking, human
    rights and everything in between.

We welcome proposals for pre-arranged panels, individual
papers, and posters from all disciplines which address such questions from the
specific perspectives of gender, sexual difference, and/or sexuality.  Please send a brief proposal (300 words) and
a short bio (100 words) as MS Word attachments to Lydia R. Kerr (lydiakerr@gmail.com).  Deadline: January 15, 2010. 

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