October 2008 Archives

Esha Momeni, a student and women's rights defender, was arrested by Iranian security officials on 15 October 2008. She is being held in Section 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran, which is run by the Ministry of Intelligence. She has not been charged with any offence, and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/MDE13/155/2008/en

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Event: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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CFP: Lesbian Lives XVI

Please find the following Call for Papers; Lesbian Lives XVI
‘Representations of the Lesbian in Art, Culture and the Media’

Friday 13 – Saturday 14 February 2009, University College Dublin (UCD),
Ireland

This 2-Day, International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the
Women's Studies, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland.
This year the theme will be ‘Representations of the Lesbian in Art, Culture
and the Media’. We welcome proposals from academics, scholars, students,
activists, documentary and film makers, writers and artists.

The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B)
sessions, (C) round table discussions, (D) workshops, and (E) visual
presentations.

A. Individual Papers: Individual papers should last 20 minutes (c. 2,400
words). Individuals should submit: (1) paper title, (2) abstract (c. 100
words), (3) biography (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and
address, (5) audio-visual requirements.

B. Sessions: Panels of academic papers should include 3 speakers and 1
moderator. Each paper should last for 20 minutes (c. 2,400 words), with a
further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1)
session title, (2) paper titles, (3) abstracts for each paper (c. 100 words),
(3) biography for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional
affiliation and address for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.

C. Round Table Discussions: Round table discussions should include 6 speakers
and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 10 minutes (c. 1,200 words), with a
further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1)
round table title, (2) rationale for round table (c. 100 words), (3) biography
for each participant (c. 100-150 words), (4) institutional affiliation and
address for each participant, (5) audio-visual requirements.

D. Workshops: Workshops last 90 minutes. Proposers should submit (1) workshop
title, (2) rationale for workshop (c. 100 words), (3) biography (c. 100-150
words), (4) institutional affiliation and address (if relevant)

E. Visual presentations; documentary, video, art or media presentations by
individuals or groups are welcomed.

E-mail proposals to lesbian.lives@ucd.ie or post them to:

Lesbian Lives XVI:
‘Representations of the Lesbian in Art, Culture and the Media’

Women’s Studies,
Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington Building
University College Dublin, Dublin 4 Ireland

The closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday 27th November 2008

Visit http://www.ucd.ie/werrc/lesbianlives2009.html for conference updates.

CFP: "RACE MATTERS TO FEMINISM"

The 7th Annual Women's Studies Student Conference presents as this year's
theme:

"RACE MATTERS TO FEMINISM"

… or does it? Given this year's political climate, is this question still
relevant? Have we made any significant breakthroughs on this subject?

We invite students (both graduate and undergraduate from all disciplines
and colleges) as well as community activists to submit proposals for
papers, film, music, art, live performance, and other creative and
critical works.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

• Race and gender politics in the presidential elections.
• Historical exploration of race relations impacting on feminism and/or
vice versa.
• Explorations of the discourse on “postracial society.”
• Personal accounts of race and gendered experiences.

Please submit 200-word abstracts briefly describing your work to
wstudent@albany.edu no later than Friday, October 31, 2008.

Abstracts describing film and live performances should indicate the
project's running time (image or digital files of media projects may also
be submitted as e-mail attachments or through a URL if presented on the
web). You may use the same e-mail address to send us any inquiries.

For more information, please visit our website:
http://www.albany.edu/wstudent_conference/

This event is sponsored by the Department of Women’s Studies and organized
by students in the Graduate Orientation in Women’s Studies seminar (WSS
510).

Conference Date: December 4-5, 2008 at the University at Albany

Please spread the word.

Links

  • GWSS Course Blogs: 2009-2010

  • Helen Hawthorne Hartung Award Competition Idalia Robles De Leon

  • Helen Hawthorne Hartung Award Competition Jerod Greenisen

  • Links

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