CFP: Gender and War Student Research Conference (October 20, 2012)

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University of the Pacific, Stockton, California
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Gender and War
Student Research Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2012
The University of the Pacific

Organized by Pacific's Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies Programs and sponsored by Film Studies and the Humanities Center

Possible topics may include but are not limited to the following:
• What have been women's and men's historical contributions to peace and to war?
• How does military service factor into gendered definitions of citizenship?
• How are masculinity, femininity and sexuality imagined and represented in literature and art about peace and war?
• In what ways is violence in warfare gendered?
• How have men's and women's cultural productions (art, literature, etc.) depicted war and peace?

Papers could also address specific topics such as:
• Life in militarized societies: The consequences of warfare for gender and various racial and ethnic groups
• Veterans experiences and the differences in women's and men's status
• Gendering the "home front": Civilian contributions to war Women as weapons: from Abu Ghraib to women suicide bombers
• Joan of Arc turns 600: The legacy of Joan of Arc in the 21st century
• Women warriors in mythology and folklore
• War, Gender and Health: Global perspectives on suffering and war trauma
• Additional topics are also welcome.

Please submit an abstract (250 words maximum).
Indicate whether you'll present a poster or paper.
Include your contact information: name, e-mail, affiliation, and whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student.
We welcome both individual paper and complete panel submissions.