CFP: [Gender Studies] Conference: Women & Power

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Amanda Emerson
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University of South Dakota
Women’s Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Conference

October 3-4, 2008
“Women and Power”

(Proposals due: August 1, 2008 )

The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, invites proposals for its
2008 Women’s Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Conference.

The 2008 conference will feature scholarly and creative work that takes
up questions of power in relation to women: the experiences, creations,
theories, and practices of power that define and are defined by women as
actors, objects, and modes of performance and being in the world. The
conference, among other things, aims to provoke discussion about women in
positions of power, the vexing roads they travel to get there, the
barriers they meet, defeat, or submit to along the way, and the humorous,
sad, and/or inspiring visions that arise from various women’s engagement
with powers of all kindsâ€"including the powers they possess themselves.

This year’s conference will culminate in the selection of 3-5 conference
pieces to be published in a special issue of The South Dakota Review.

Proposals for research presentations, scholarly papers, roundtable
discussions, brief dramatic performances, film viewings, and creative
readings on any topic that treats the diverse intertwinings of women and
power are welcome. We encourage proposals from men and women of color and
American Indians and hope people of all sex designations, sexual
orientations, religions, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and physical
abilities will feel welcome to propose work and participate in the

We anticipate papers that address the following topic areas and are glad
to consider others:
--women, power, and history
--women, power, and the economy
--women, power, and politics
--women, power, and activism
--women, power, and sexuality
--women, power, and popular culture,
--women, power, and the fine arts
--women, power, and justice
--women, power, and ecology
--women, power, and the digital age
--women, power, and medicine
--women, power, and religion
--women, power, and the global community
--women, power, and the military

Please upload your electronic proposal at <> or e-mail
250-word abstracts to, or send a hard copy to the
following address by August 1, 2008.

Women’s Studies
The University of South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

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