[UPDATE] Women and Challenge - March 24-25, 2011

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The University of South Dakota
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Women and Challenge will be the focus of The University of South Dakota's Biennial Women's Research Conference, to be held on the USD campus in Vermillion, SD on March 24 and 25, 2011. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four presenters on the challenges that women have faced, or perhaps continue to face, and on women's responses to such challenges, whether those challenges are specific to their status as women or prompted by other circumstances. Challenges may be physical, aesthetic, environmental, economic, psychological, ethical, or social (to name a few); they may be the result of war, legal inequity, colonization, ethnic/religious conflicts, or other factors. Also of interest are papers connecting women with challenge in other ways: women offering challenge, women joining in (or in response to) challenge, etc.
The conference is entirely interdisciplinary, and welcomes perspectives from anthropology, art, business, film, history, law, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology. Judy Mahle Lutter, author of The Bodywise Woman and Of Heroes, Hopes, and Level Playing Fields and founder of The Melpomene Institute for Women's Health Research, will deliver the keynote. Please submit a one-page abstract or panel proposal with abstracts to Susan J. Wolfe, Chair, Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Philosophy, The University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark, Vermillion, SD 57069, swolfe@usd.edu. Proposals may be submitted electronically, and submissions will be evaluated by January 31, 2011. The deadline for submission has been extended to December 31, 2010.