CFP: Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association Conference (29 June-2 July, 2016); EXTENDED DEADLINE 29 FEB

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 29, 2016
Location: 
Australia
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sociology, Sexuality Studies, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies

De/Storying the Joint

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE 29 FEB

 

Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Biennial International Conference
Brisbane
June 29- July 2, 2016

 

 

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Professor Clare Hemmings (Gender Institute, London School of Economics)

 

Professor Irene Watson (University of South Australia)

 

 

De/storying the Joint is a reference to the Australian feminist activist collective, Destroy the Joint. We are interested in capturing this activist energy as well as the way feminism seeks to ‘destroy the joint' by de-storying narratives.

 

We take De/storying as a theme for this conference as a site for questioning the discursive frameworks surrounding the construction of gender and sexuality, and an invitation to broadly reinterpret the political, social, cultural, literary and economic issues facing feminists.

 

INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: (20 mins)

Possible areas of inquiry include (but are not limited to):

Women and institutions

Women and leadership

Narrativising women’s lives

Reclaiming women’s lives/practices

Gender/Sexuality: roles, scripts and ideologies

Constructions of mothers and motherhood

Intersectionality

Decolonising gender

Feminism and disability

Grassroots feminism

Feminism and activism/social media

Literature and gender/sexuality

Film/social media and gender/sexuality

Stories by/about women

Seeing feminism: gender/sexuality and the visual

Designing a feminist future

 

PANEL PROPOSALS: (1 hour)

We invite conference delegates to propose panels for the conference. We welcome panels that address the theme in the widest sense: as expressed in literary and cultural forms, for social issues, in regard to representations and circulating discourses, in relation to others and to each other, and to ourselves.

Email panel and individual proposals (including 200 word- maximum - panel blurb and brief bio) to: Sharon.bickle@usq.edu.au  by 29 February. Presenters will be notified by mid-March.

The panel titles and convenor contact details will be circulated via the AWGSA listserve. [Panel proposers are also encouraged to independently solicit speakers and abstracts].

From the AWGSA 2014 Conference Committee

Sharon Bickle, University of Southern Queensland

Liz Mackinlay, The University of Queensland

Courtney Pedersen, Queensland University of Technology

Kelly McWilliam, University of Southern Queensland

Sarah Casey, Griffith University

Contact Info: 
Dr Sharon A. Bickle
Conference Organiser: AWGSA Conference: De/Story the Joint
 
Contact address: School of Arts and Communication l University of Southern Queensland
37 Sinnathamby Bvd, Springfield l Queensland l 4300 l Australia
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