CFP: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts (2/1/06; 10/12/06-10/16/06)

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Michelle Lovegrove Thomson
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Not Drowning But Waving: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts
Conference University of Alberta
October 12-14, 2006

Feminist history has typically represented itself as a series of three
"waves" running from the later nineteenth century to the present day.
Each wave has been compelled by profound criticism of the prevailing
society and of women's place in education in particular. Women continue
to examine their educational institutions, bringing questions of
history, culture, art, learning, and activism to the table. Feminist
work in these areas has changed the liberal arts, but how much? What
remains to be done, intellectually, pedagogically, institutionally?
The "Not Drowning But Waving" Conference – which celebrates the career
and achievements of Dr. Patricia Clements, the first female Dean of
Arts at the University of Alberta, Canada – invites papers that address
the history, the present, and the future of women in the liberal arts.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to: feminism in/and the
liberal arts disciplines; the relationship of the liberal arts to the
larger university; Women's Studies programs and the "new"
interdisciplinarity; the challenges, costs, and rewards for women in
administration; the corporatization of university campuses;
intergenerational tensions within feminist communities; the state and
stakes of feminist pedagogy; the relationship of feminism to cultural
studies; women, social justice, and the liberal arts. We welcome a
wide variety of topics and approaches.

Inquiries and proposals of no more than 400 words should be sent by
email to no later than February 1, 2006.
The conference website will be available at Michelle Lovegrove Thomson
Research Assistant
University of Alberta
Dept. of English and Film Studies

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