Call for Papers: Gender and Violence
2011 Women's Studies Conference,
sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania ConsortiumSaturday, March 26, 2011
Dickinson College, Carlisle PA
The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, sponsors an annual conference on women's studies. The theme of the 2011 conference, held at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, is "Gender and Violence."
The keynote speaker will be Andrea Smith, author of Conquest: Sexual Violence and Native American Genocide and co-founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.
The issue of violence is at the forefront of women's and gender studies scholarship, and scholars are interrogating how women's and men's lives are shaped by violence in many forms. We solicit papers on topics relevant to this theme and we especially welcome papers that focus on people and topics outside of the United States. Broad themes we hope to discuss at this conference include, but are not limited to:
- institutional violence;
- structural violence;
- media depictions of violence;
- sexual(ized) violence;
- interpersonal violence;
- the intersections of these forms of violence;
- theoretical, practical, and enacted responses and solutions to combat violence.
Papers may focus on such topics as women's experiences with war as soldiers, supporters, detractors, and victims; current and longstanding fights over access to natural resources as gendered battles; institutional and/or structural violence across race, socioeconomic class, and sexual identity; agency and victimhood in the context of violence in popular culture; violence and sexual identities and practices; violence within domestic situations; experiences and approaches to ending violence; among other sites of inquiry and experience. We welcome proposals from across the disciplines and interdisciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We particularly encourage undergraduate and graduate students to submit proposals.
Please submit a one-page (250 word) proposal to Stephanie Gilmore, chair of the Women's and Gender Studies department at Dickinson College, at email@example.com or 105 Denny Hall, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013 no later than 1 December 2010.
If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Missildine at email@example.com