[UPDATE] Gendered Labels, Gendered Actions (abstracts due Aug 31, 2012; conference Feb 21-23, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900
contact email: 
mjkernic@marauder.millersville.edu

Labels commonly used in gendered identity construction often imply stasis, yet these labels routinely make assumptions about active behaviors of the person(s) labeled. This panel will address the relationship between static labels and active behaviors within a gendered context. Topics may include but are not limited to:

* gendered labels and authenticity
* gendered labels and perceived time (stability vs stagnation)
* gendered labels that promote actions, actions that inspire gendered labels
* uses of and responses to gendered labels

Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Matt Kernicky (mjkernic@marauder.millersville.edu) before August 31, 2012.

More information about the conference can be found here:

http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/about.php

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
twentieth_century_and_beyond