UPDATE: D.I.Y. for Girls (10/16/06; NWSA, 6/28/07-7/1/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Leisha Jones
contact email: 

Please note the extended deadline:

Call for Workshops and Papers

D.I.Y. for Girls

Sponsored by the Girls and Their Allies Caucus
National Women's Studies Association
28th Annual Conference
June 28 – July 1, 2007
Pheasant Run, St. Charles, Illinois

Submissions are invited for workshops and papers on current DIY (Do It
Yourself) crafty practices of adolescent girls. Workshops and papers
could provide an overview of contemporary trends, or focus on one in
particular. This year's annual conference includes the participation
of girls in an embedded conference designed to bring together Girls
Studies scholars and their constituents. It is our hope that we can
provide engaging feminist workshops for the girls and scholars alike.
Workshops and papers may include interrogations and demonstrations of
DIY practices such as blogs, knitting, comics, zines, digital videos,
photography, bands, podcasts, etc.

Submissions should include a 50-word abstract, a 250-300 word
description, and a CV or brief bio. Completed papers should be
approximately eight pages, for a reading time of 15 minutes. Workshops
may be either 20 minutes long or a full hour. Abstracts of accepted
papers and workshops will appear in the NWSA program guide.

The deadline for submissions to the Girls and Their Allies Caucus is
October 16, 2006.

Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by November 1,
2006. For more information on submission guidelines for the general
conference, please see the NWSA website.

Please submit abstracts, description, and CV to Leisha Jones
(information below). Email submissions are preferred.

For further information about the CFP please contact:

Leisha Jones
Women's Studies Department
Penn State University
33 Willard Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Please note that all conference participants must be members of the
NWSA for the calendar year of the conference and must register for the
conference. Please see the NWSA website for information on membership
and registration: http://www.nwsa.org


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