[UPDATE] SAMLA 2013 Making Feminist Meanings Across Worlds: Print, Digital, and Networked Feminisms and Women's Studies

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David Magill / SAMLA
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In keeping with the theme of this year's conference, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds," the Women's Studies regular session invites paper proposals on making feminist meanings across worlds. How have our enhanced online capabilities shaped women's studies and feminist discourse? How might women's studies consider its meaning making in online form? Is there a digital women's studies, and what might that scholarship look like? How do writers and artists use online media as part of their work? How does technology shape feminism and vice versa? Papers for this panel might examine particular writers who embody these issues in their works, or they might focus on broader issues in women's studies. Possible topics for consideration:

• Feminisms and the blogosphere
• Women, gender, and social media
• Choice feminism, counter-cultural feminism, etc.
• Digital Humanities and women's studies
• Posthumanism and feminism
• Haraway's cyborg and feminism reconsidered
• Women writers and the digital or networked text
• Women and technologies of the book
• Body enhancement technology and its meanings
• Women's bodies making meaning
• The network as feminist collective space – or not?
• Lean In, No Excuses, and other recent texts

Please send a 300-400 word abstract (in word doc or rich text format) by June 21, 2013 via email to magillde@longwood.edu and to aesquivl@memphis.edu. All proposals should include the title of the paper, author's name, email address, and author's institutional affiliation.

Dr. David Magill
Dept. of English
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23901

Anna M. Esquivel, Ph.D.
310 Patterson Hall
English Department
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152