UPDATE: The "F" Word: The Next Season (grad) (6/12/06; Women and Theatre, 8/1/06-8/2/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jen-Scott Mobley
contact email: 

Deadline extended:

Graduate Student Working Group- The "F" Word: The Next Season

Call for Participants

2006 Women and Theatre Conference August 1-2, Chicago (Directly preceding
the ATHE Conference)

Deadline for Submission June 12th


The mission of this working group is to create a student-driven roundtable
as part of an effort to engage more grad students in the conversation
surrounding feminism, as well as to establish a stronger network, and an
ongoing discussion amongst graduate scholars in WTP related fields
surrounding the following questions:


Where/what is feminism in contemporary graduate student life and studies?
How does feminism fit into our current political climate? What are the
future roads of feminism emerging out of changing national and global
realities. Is scholarship/theory activism? What does it mean to be a
feminist in the 21st century? What is the relationship between feminism and
queer theory? Amongst contemporary students/graduate programs is there an
aversion to the concept or word feminism? Is the feminist movement "over"
or is there still a need for organized political activism surrounding
women's issues? In addition to considering the preceding questions,
participants are asked to prepare a short statement (3 minutes) about their
current work considering how it relates to feminism and/or women in theatre.
What issues are the most compelling to you in the field of feminism and
women's studies?


Interested participants should reply to Jen-Scott Mobley, Graduate Student
Representative for the Women and Theatre Program at jen-scottm_at_nyc.rr.com

Please include your name, contact information and academic affiliation as
well as a brief (300 words) statement about your current research interests
and how they relate to feminism and/or women in theatre. Please also
indicate which of the above questions you find most compelling and
articulate briefly your position (300-500 words).




Deadline for Submissions: June 12th, 2006
Notification Date: June 30th 2006
Work Group Meeting Time: August 1 3:30 p.m. at Columbia College, Chicago
The 26th Annual Women and Theatre Program Conference will be co-sponsored
by: Columbia College Chicago, Department of Art & Design and the
Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media. This
conference takes place August 1-2, 2006 (a pre-conference before the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference). The 26th Annual
Women and Theatre Program Conference will focus on active feminist responses
to geopolitical realities that shape our artistic and academic work,
"Displacements :: Genealogies, Generations and Geopolitics." Confirmed
Guests Artists for the conference include: About Face Theatre Company,
Teatro Luna, and Karen Finley (a performance co-sponsored by Performance
Studies and LGBT through an ATHE Focus Group Grant). For more information
about the Women and Theatre Pre-conference, go to: http://www.athe.org/wtp

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