NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

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Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester
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Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.

The Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, which will take place in Spring 2010. The conference committee is currently seeking paper and presentation proposals. Each year, the SBAI conference features considerations of gender and women's studies from varied disciplinary fields, including but not limited to history, art history, literary studies, music, education, nursing, philosophy, and linguistics. The conference aims to foster an interdisciplinary environment for exchanging knowledge and encouraging communication and collaboration across disciplines.

The focus of this year's conference is to interrogate the ways in which we construct and delimit gender-based categorizations in scholarship and praxis. We would like to invite graduate students to present research that addresses questions such as: How do we police the boundaries of gender? Where and how do the boundaries of gender intersect with those of other socially constructed and socially determining categories? How do gender determinations and liminalities manifest themselves in language, representation, law, and social policy? Any and all thoughtful considerations of the theme, including but not limited to these concerns, are welcome.

Research topics relevant to this year's theme might include the following, though this list is far from complete:
Bodies & Materiality
Discipline & Disciplines
Education, Pedagogy, Curricula
Gender, Sexuality & the Law
Health & Medicine
Heteronormativity & Gender Non-Conformance
History & Historiography
Hybridity & Transgression
Intersectionalities: Race, Ethnicity, Class
Language & Literature
Legality, Policy
Media & Representation
Nationality & Citizenship
Parenthood & the Family
Performance & Performativity
Publicity & Privacy
Queering Gender
Transgendered Spaces

Submission Details:
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, including audio-visual demonstrations. In your email, please provide contact information, a brief biographical statement, and any audio-visual or technological equipment needed for your presentation. Abstracts are due by January 15, 2010.