CFP: Women's Studies, Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity: Choices Women Make (1/15/07; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

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Christopher Ervin
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Call for Papers
University of South Dakota Women¹s Studies Conference: Research,
Scholarship, & Creative Activity, 2007
³Choices Women Make²
(01/15/07; March 23-24, 2007)
The University of South Dakota announces the return of its Women¹s Research
Conference, formerly held from 1984 to 1996. In hosting the USD Women¹s
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Conference, 2007, we recognize
the continued engagement of scholars and artists in areas of crucial
importance to women¹s well-being, advancement, and survival, and we seek to
affirm the inextricability of women¹s decisions from the diverse communities
of family, work, and play in which such decisions get made.
The 2007 Conference, ³Choices Women Make,² welcomes papers, presentations,
and creative readings and performances from all disciplines. We seek
projects that investigate the medical, economic, psychological, political,
ecological, legal, expressive, and artistic opportunities of women and the
factors that inform their responses. ³Choices Women Make² hopes to initiate
dialogue about the many opportunities and limitations that women encounter
and create.
Featured Panel: the Conference is excited and honored to host a featured
panel discussion among invited women leaders and activists from the Native
American communities of South Dakota
Banquet and Keynote Address: the Conference proudly features Keynote
Speaker, Lori Jo Marso, Associate Professor of Political Science and
Director of Women¹s and Gender Studies at Union College, NY. Marso is author
of Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity: The Lives and Work of
Intellectual Women (2006).
Investigations, critical papers and performative readings on topics that
address the diversity and variability of choice among women of color and
American Indian women are strongly encouraged.
We anticipate projects that address questions in the following topic areas
but will gladly consider other approaches:

--women and work
--women and finances
--women and politics
--women and activism
--women and sexuality
--women and popular culture
--women and gender
--women and the arts
--women and crime
--women and farming
--women and the digital age
--women and science
--women and medicine
--women and health & wellness
--women and religion
--women and globalism
--women and the military
--women and ecology

Please email 250-word abstracts to the following address by
January 15, 2007.
Mailing Address:
Women¹s Studies
University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Christopher Ervin
Director of Writing, University of South Dakota
Web Editor, International Writing Centers Association

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