FROM THE DIRECTOR
As October draws to a close there are a number of local and national events that influence our faculty, students and staff as individuals and academic professionals, including opportunities to come together as an academic community that sees its work related to larger social, economic, and political patterns of change. Please note the call for proposals by the National Women's Studies Association that is due November 1 st . It is always rewarding to see Wisconsin scholars, student, teachers, and activists participating in the national Women's Studies community. The June conference will be in Oakland , California this year, with the theme of 'Locating Women's Studies: Formations of Power and Resistance."
Upcoming Conferences and Awards
Please note that the November 1 deadline is very near to return proposals for the 30th annual Women's Studies Conference " Warrior, Mythic, and Everyday Women: Women's Ways of Leading" . The annual conference was switched from fall to spring last year. In 2006 it will be April 21st and 22nd at the Best Western Arrowhead Lodge and Suites in Black River Falls , Wisconsin , rather than on a campus. We are hoping to create a retreat-like atmosphere. The annual women's studies conference runs all day Friday and half the day Saturday.
This year the UW System Inclusivity Initiative will be sponsoring the first LGBTQ Spring Conference Saturday afternoon April 22 nd , also at the Best Western. Participants will be able to attend both Saturday events for one registration fee. The two conferences will share a mid day plenary on Saturday discussing the strengths and issues surrounding collaboration across categories of identity such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.
This year is the eleventh anniversary of the annual Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards . Campuses are currently identifying the individuals who will receive the 2006 Outstanding Women of Color in Education award. For this year only the awards will be held earlier and as a separate event rather than a part of the spring WS Conference. The awards ceremony will be Saturday, March 4 th on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The UW-Eau Claire Women's Studies Programs joins the Women's Studies Consortium and the Office of Academic Diversity and Development in co-sponsoring this wonderful UW System event.
Please also note that the call for the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity Conference is also in this issue of the WSC E-Bulletin. Entitled " Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge," it will take place April 6-7, 2006 , at UW-Milwaukee. The conference will feature presentations on research initiatives, courses/curriculum, pedagogical practices, reading seminars, and innovative campus activities concerning racial/ethnic studies on UW System campuses. Submissions due December 2, 2005. See the website: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/IRE for more information.
Congratulations to Wisconsin Women's Network Stateswoman of the Year 2005 Wisconsin Representative Gwendolyn Moore. The Wisconsin Women's Network will honor Representative Gwen Moore as 2005 Stateswoman of the Year on
November 6, 2005. This award is presented annually to a woman who has, through her civic activities, political work and vocation, improved the quality of life for citizens of our state over a period of many years. For additional information, please contact the Network office at 608-255-9809 or email@example.com .
Coordinator of UW System Women's Issues Initiative Resigns in Protest
Last year this time I announced that the UW System Sloan Project for Academic Career Advancement website was officially launched. http://sloan.uwsa.edu . The official website for the UW System Sloan Project for Academic Career Advancement is still up but one of the chief proponents of the project is no longer a part of UW System. Louise Root - Robbins, Coordinator of the Status of Women Initiative for UW System resigned as of the beginning of October. She decided to do this to bring visibility to the UWSA decision to terminate the position responsible for coordinating gender equity efforts in the UW System.
In reaction to letters to the Board of Regents and the UW System President from concerned faculty, staff and students from across the UW System protesting the proposed cut of the position and the appearance of a lack of ongoing commitment to equity issues addressed by the Status of Women Initiative, President Kevin Reilly wrote a letter of response. In it he recognize the role that Louise Root-Robbins has played in highlighting continued gender inequities in the UW System and acknowledged that there are actions still to be pursued.
He announced he plans to appoint a working group from across the UW System to help select priorities and future directions for initiatives on the status of women. His response letter indicated he intends the group to 1) assess the current status of accomplishments and progress as defined by the recommendations and benchmarks outlined in the 1999 Status of Women in the UW System report; 2) identify those recommendations that remain unfulfilled and warrant continued action; 3) identify new areas of concern that have arisen since the earlier report; 4) formulate recommendations based upon 1-3 above; and 5) establish priorities that will define future action plans.
The committee makeup has not yet been announced. President Reilly indicated he welcomes our suggestions about the work and membership of the committee and asks that we share any of our ideas with him firstname.lastname@example.org or Senior Vice President Cora Marrett email@example.com .
These are among the ongoing and emerging issues that have already been identified by the UW System Status of Women Initiative, and which this committee will want to consider. They include:
- Title IX compliance,
- Creating an infrastructure to create accountability for issues of concern to women throughout the UW System was identified as a top priority in the 1999 UW System Report on the Status of Women, and it remains critical to achieving the goals of the Status of Women Initiative,
- Creating more opportunities for women to participate in leadership and decision making was also a key recommendation of the 1999 systemwide study on the status of women and remains a concern,
- Concerns regarding personal safety and campus climate, particularly for those who identify as LGBTQ continues to be of primary importance. Anecdotal reports indicate that there is an under-reporting of amount of sexual assault and sexual harassment that continues to exist, and that many women are dissatisfied with climate at their institutions. It is difficult to assess the impact of efforts aimed at improvement in these areas, none-the-less it is clear continual and rigorous attention is warranted.
- Despite some gains there is a need to continue to increase the numbers of women studying and committing to STEM careers, and to increase support to senior women faculty and staff,
- There is a need for institutional solutions and support for work/life issues that grow out of the multiple roles and conflicting responsibilities with which women are disproportionately confronted,
- And, serious attention must be paid to the parallel trends of tightening budget allocations and the high percentage of women in non-tenure track positions, and in part-time-academic staff jobs.
In his letter President Reilly also noted that he is "committed to creating a staffing arrangement through which women's issues can be undertaken across the University of Wisconsin System" without addressing the slated April elimination of the position which led to Root-Robbins resignation.
General reaction to President Reilly's letter has included an appreciation of his recognition of the need for ongoing work on the status of women in the UW System and for his acknowledgement that such an initiative needs to be staffed in order to succeed. Considering that a staffing structure for the UW System Women's Issues Initiative already exists some respondents are urging the continued funding of the Coordinator position and urge an immediate search be authorized to seek a replacement for Louise Root-Robbins so someone is carrying on the work of the Initiative while the working group does its work. There is widespread concern that eliminating the position of Coordinator of the Status of Women Initiative now sends a disturbing message about the UW System's actual commitment to full equality for women.
Helen R. Klebesadel
Director, UW System Women's Studies Consortium
SAVE THE DATES
The University of Wisconsin System Inclusivity Initiative presents
The 2005 LGBTQ Research Symposium November 4-5, 2005
UW-Madison, Humanities Building
~ FREE ~
For a complete schedule, visit http://lgbtcc.studentorg.wisc.edu/
Location: George Mosse Humanities building
University and Lake Streets, UW-Madison
Women in the Boardrooms with
Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton & panel
201 State Street
Some Wisconsin corporations are becoming the biggest backers of progress for women. Learn more about our success stories, our challenges, and how we can advance still further. A panel featuring Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton and representatives from Harley-Davidson, S.C. Johnson, Covance, GE Medical, and Manpower will present "Women in the Boardrooms: Getting It Right in Wisconsin," a free presentation.
The program is a presentation of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, in partnership with Good for Business and Turner Hall Fourth Street Forums, as part of its Academy Evening series. Free tickets (suggested donation $2) are recommended to ensure seating. They will be available one week prior to the event at the James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center (3rd floor) during open hours. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11-5; Friday 11-9; Saturday 11-9; and Sunday 1-5, closed Monday. Phone 608/265-2500. Maps and directions are available at www.wisconsinacademy.org . We apologize that tickets cannot be mailed or reserved by phone.
Barbara Lawton is the first woman elected to serve as Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor. Her economic development initiative, Wisconsin Women=Prosperity, has received national recognition as an unprecedented public, private, nonprofit and nonpartisan partnership. It engages thousands of citizens in communities across the state, working in concert to promote effective practices in the private sector and better public policy to ensure that Wisconsin women can make their best contribution to a sustainable, growing economy. She is a native of southeastern Wisconsin and lived in Green Bay for more than 30 years.
Academy Evenings take place regularly in the Overture Center in Madison and at other venues around Wisconsin. The public forums are engaging presentations, free of charge ($2 suggested donation), about a wide variety of topics of public interest featuring Wisconsin's leading thinkers, scholars and artists. They are intended to encourage public interaction with these leaders in an intimate atmosphere designed to build community.
This presentation is sponsored by the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, M&I Bank, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Isthmus Newspaper, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, and a number of individual donors. The Wisconsin Academy thanks these sponsors for their generous support.
Contact: Barb Sanford, publicity and events manager, 608/263-1692 ext. 13, firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Joan Fischer, associate director, 608/263-1692 ext. 16, email@example.com
April 6-7, 2006
"Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education,
and Cultural Knowledge," UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity
The UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity will be conducting a conference on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7, 2006, at UW-Milwaukee. The conference will feature presentations by UW System faculty and academic staff re. their research initiatives, courses/curriculum, pedagogical practices, reading seminars, and innovative campus activities concerning racial/ethnic studies on UW System campuses. Submissions due December 2, 2005. See the w ebsite: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/IRE Interested parties may also contact Tom Tonnesen, Associate Director, IRE at (414) 229-4700/6701 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
April 21-22, 2006
30 th Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies
Warrior, Mythic, and Everyday Women: Women's Ways of Leading
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge and Suites, Black River Falls , Wisconsin
The 30th Annual Conference of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium will bring together academics, teachers, students, community leaders and activists, and others whose lives have been or could be enriched by Women's Studies, to celebrate, examine, and envision the widest range of women's leadership and Women's Studies issues. We welcome a diversity of proposals from: all disciplines; all forms of feminist activism and organizing; and, on Women's Studies interdisciplinary work as academic and activist leadership. We welcome proposals for interactive discussions, workshops, scholarly papers, poster sessions, creative presentations, panels, and informal teaching or research "cafes." Watch for details on the 2006 conference here: http://wsc.uwsa.edu/
First UW System LGBTQ Spring Conference
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge and Suites, Black River Falls , Wisconsin
Participants will be able to attend both Saturday events for one registration fee. The two conferences will share a mid day plenary on Saturday discussing the strengths and issues surrounding collaboration across categories of identity such as race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and disability.
WOMEN'S STUDIES LIBRARY
The just released issue (v. 26, no. 2-3) of _Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources_ includes an article on feminist blogs. It is "Blog This! An Introduction to Blogs, Blogging, and the Feminist Blogosphere," by Vicki Tobias. She also complied a sampling of blogs by women, for women, and/or discussing women's issues. The article and sampling are online at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/fc/fcblogs1.htm .
This is the first of a series of articles we expect to publish on blogs. The next article will focus on academic blogs. If you have suggestions or you yourself have an academically-focused blog please email our office at email@example.com .
Other sample articles from _Feminist Collections_ are mounted at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/fcmain.htm .
Feminist Collections is a publication of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office. It is available by subscription jointly with our other publications: _Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Content_ and _New Books on Women and Feminism_. For subscription information, see http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/wsperpub.htm
The Office of the Women's Studies Librarian maintains a searchable database of information about films and videos about women that you may use when looking for information either on particular videos (including names of distributors), or searching by subject. The database is called WAVE: WOMEN'S AUDIOVISUALS IN ENGLISH and is mounted at http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WAVE . If you want to browse websites of distributors of women-focused videos, try the distributors' list at
Women's Studies E-List
Recently a question was possed on the Women's Studies E-List "Where can you find a list of great women writers books, a women's "cannon"?" UW-System Women's Studies Librarian Phyllis Holman Weisbard brought the following to our attention, reminding us that there are various lists linked from a page on her
website at http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/books.htm:
Most Important Books by Women or For Girls
Amelia Bloomer Project, of the Feminist Task Force, American Library Association, compiles annual lists of recommended feminist books for youth (since 2002), http://www.libr.org/FTF/bloomer.html
"Feminist Canon" list from the Feminist Majority Foundation http://www.feminist.org/research/books4.html
"Women's Words: 75 Books by Women Whose Words Have Changed the World" list from the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) http://www.wnba-books.org/wash/list75.html
WNBA/Washington 25th Anniversary Booklist, 2003 -- books "authored by women and published within the past 25 years that they have found particularly memorable and enjoyable." http://www.wnba-books.org/wash/list25.html
Library Resources on WS
The Women's Studies Core Books database is a project of the Association of College & Research Libraries -- Women's Studies Section. Book titles currently in print are selected by academic librarians who volunteer to maintain a subject area. The project assists Women's Studies librarians and collection development librarians in building Women's Studies collections and can also serve as a guide to instructional faculty in selecting available course readings." http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/ACRLWSS/
Library Collection Development Resources for Women's Studies
Are you looking for resources to help develop your library's collections
in Women's History and Women's Studies? Look no further than the ACRL
Women's Studies Section, Collection Development and Bibliography
Committee's new Collection Development Resources web site! The site highlights useful resources for collection building and assessment and includes bibliographies, checklists to evaluate women's studies collections, award winning or notable titles, film & video resources, and review sources. A convenient publisher list will help
librarians assure coverage of the important output from small independent as well as scholarly presses that publish materials that support Women Studies research and teaching. Staying up to date with the rapidly changing scholarship in Women's Studies presents challenges that can be met through a variety of listed resources that enable
scholars and librarians to keep current with debates and publishing in Women's Studies and to find out about conferences and other relevant events. The site further provides handy links to other sites useful for collection development including Women's Studies Core Books, WSSLinks to women's studies Web pages in a variety of subject areas, and core lists of journals in women's studies.
UW SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENTS
Console-ing Passions, the international conference on television, video, audio, and new media · 2006 conference · Milwaukee , Wisconsin · University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee · May 25-27 th, 2006 · Deadline: December 15, 2005
Founded in 1989 by a group of feminist media scholars and artists, Console-ing Passions, works to create collegial spaces for new work and scholarship on culture and identity in television and related media, with an emphasis on gender and sexuality. Since 1992, Console-ing Passions conferences have featured new research on feminist perspectives, including race and ethnicity, post-colonialism, queer studies, globalization, national identity, fusion genres, the social and cultural insertion of new screen mediations, the historical development of screen media in separate spheres (public vs. domestic), and an ongoing feminist concern with gender dynamics in the production and consumption of screened media (excluding cinema). Proposal Submissions: Individual Papers: Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. Panels: Please submit a rationale for the panel (3-4 papers) of no more than 150 words, as well as abstracts of 500 words for each paper. Workshops: Please submit a rationale for the workshop (a series of short, informal presentations on a related topic, meant to encourage discussion), along with individual abstracts of no more than 200 words. Screenings of video, audio, or new media work: Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words. All submissions must include an email message with the following information : name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number for the author, panel or workshop organizer, or producer/director for screenings. Email message should also specify the audio/visual materials needed for the presentation. Please be as specific about a/v needs as possible. All proposals must be saved as PDF files and attached to the email message. All identifying information should be omitted from the PDF files for the purpose of blind review. Email message and PDF files should be labelled as follows: your last name and the type of proposal (i.e. Smithpaper or Smithpanel or Smithworkshop or Smithscreening). Please submit all proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org . See the Console-ing Passions website: http://www.cp.commarts.wisc.edu/home/index.htm for more information about Console-ing Passions and the 2006 conference.
UW System Leadership Site (SoTL) Researcher White Pages
The UW System Leadership Site for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is engaged in producing a UW-System SoTL researchers white pages (that will be searchable) and can be accessed by individuals looking for research expertise or partners. They need your help with this. If you or your colleagues are interested in being a part of these SoTL white pages, please access this URL https://www3.uwm.edu/Dept/leadershipsite/profileaccess.cfm , and select 'Create a Profile'. The form will ask for the usual information (name, university affiliation, email, etc), but it will also ask you for your "methodological expertise" and "SoTL research topics of interest." We will use these as searchable items when the white pages are complete. Please pass this note and this URL onto others on your campus who you think would like to, or should be, included in these web white pages. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Katina Lazarides, email@example.com .
NWSA Speaker's Bureau For 2005-2006
NWSA is pleased to announce its speaker's bureau participants for the 2005-2006 academic
year. These speakers address a wide range of topics of critical importance to Women's Studies and would make a valuable contribution to your department or center programming. Visit http:/www.nwsa.org/speakers.html for details.
BlogHer is a network for women bloggers to draw on for exposure, education, and community. They held a day-long conference on July 30, 2005, and have established an online hub, BlogHer is initiating an opportunity for greater visibility, learning and success for individual women bloggers and for the community of bloggers as a whole. Their goals are exposure, education and community for women bloggers. http://www.blogher.org/
Thus Spake Zuska: A Blog for All and No One · http://radio.weblogs.com/0147021/
Here are the descriptions of the two main categories on the blog as described by Suzanne Franks the blog initiator:
- Engineering/Science/Gender Equity: This category deals with issues relating to gender equity in engineering and science education and in the engineering and science workforce. Broadly speaking, anything touching on recruitment, retention, and the culture of the workplace or the learning environment is fair game here.
- Feminism/Science/Engineering: This category relates to feminist critques or analyses of science and engineering. I discuss what might be missing from an adequate feminist theory of science and engineering. I address what kinds of analyses are being developed by those doing gender equity work in engineering/science, and what feminist insights might be missing from those analyses.
CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS, ARTICLES, ARTWORK & POETRY
SEX FOR SALE : Yale Journal of Law and Feminism · Deadline: November 4, 2005
The editors of the YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM are calling for contributions from scholars in the fields of Law, Gender Studies, and Women's Studies. The Journal will be hosting a symposium, entitled "Sex for Sale ," at The Yale University Law School on February 4, 2006, and is accepting abstracts on the theme of the commodification of sex. Contributors whose abstracts are chosen will be invited to present their working papers at the symposium. Many of the working papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication in the spring 2006 issue of the YALE JOURNAL OF LAW AND FEMINISM. Those scholars whose working papers are selected for publication will be required to provide the Journal with a final version by February 20, 2006. Abstracts should be 500-750 words in length. The Journal is especially interested in work that may provide new insight on the following topics: 1. Pornography (domestic and international) 2. Domestic Prostitution (legal and illegal) 3. International Prostitution and Sex Trafficking 4. The Commodification of Intimacy and Romance 5. Empirical Descriptions of the Current State of Commodified Sex and Its Effects on Society This list is not exhaustive and abstracts that do not fit neatly into one of these areas are welcome. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday, November 4, 2005. Submit abstracts electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Please write "Sex for Sale Symposium" in the subject line. If your abstract falls neatly into one of the enumerated subjects above, include that description in the subject line as well. For example, if your abstract discusses domestic prostitution, use the subject line "Sex for Sale Symposium: Domestic Prostitution." We look forward to reading your abstracts. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Yale Journal of Law and Feminism Yale University Law School P.O. Box 208215 New Haven , CT 06520 http://www.yale.edu/lawnfem/law&fem.html
Labrys "Feminism in India " · Deadline: Late December
Labrys is a joint Brazilian-Quebecois journal published by the University of Brasilia . This is a call for papers related to gender and sexuality in India , to be broadly grouped under the journal's theme of "Feminism in India ". Papers should be 20-25 pages in length with a minimal bibliography, and the deadline for submission deadline is late December. Please contact Dr. Susan Runkle at firstname.lastname@example.org , for more information.
CLUES: A Journal of Detection: Special issue on Sara Paretsky ·
Deadline: February 10, 2006
Published quarterly, the peer-reviewed _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_ welcomes scholarly articles on all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. The winter 2007 issue will focus on author Sara Paretsky in honor of the 25th anniversary of the debut of her protagonist, private investigator V.I. Warshawski. Executive Editor: Margaret Kinsman, London South Bank University ( UK ) For the issue, the executive editor is particularly interested in seeing articles that feature: analyses of Paretsky's impact on the mystery genre, feminist perspectives on Paretsky's work, comparisons between Paretsky and other authors such as Marcia Muller, or views on the 1991 film "V.I. Warshawski" starring Kathleen Turner Submission Details. All articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract and be between 15 to 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect with minimal formatting. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts both on disk and in hard copy as back-up or as an electronic submission in Word. Manuscripts should follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited; and should be accompanied by a stamped return envelope if return of manuscript is desired. Address submissions to: Elizabeth Foxwell Managing Editor, CLUES: A Journal of DetectionHeldref Publications 1319 Eighteenth St NW Washington , DC 20036 USA E-mail: clu@ heldref.org Visit CLUES online at http://www.heldref.org/clues.php
Iowa Journal of Communications: "Feminist Theories" · Deadline: March 1, 2006
The Iowa Journal of Communication announces a 2006 special issue on feminist theories and practices in communication. Manuscripts should be received no later than March 1, 2006. Feminist theories and practices have gained authority in the communication field, particularly in areas such as cultural and critical studies, discourse theory, international communication, organizational analysis and pedagogy. Queries and manuscript submissions should be sent electronically to: Kimberly A. Powell, Editor, Iowa Journal of Communication, email@example.com .
Clues: A Journal of Detection: Special issue on Margaret Millar ·
Deadline: April 28, 2006
Published quarterly, the peer-reviewed _CLUES: A Journal of Detection_ welcomes scholarly articles on all aspects of mystery and detective material in print, television, and film without limit to period or country covered. The spring 2007 issue will focus on Canadian-born author and screenwriter Margaret Millar (Edgar winner, _Beast in View_; Grand Master, Mystery Writers of America; wife of author Ross Macdonald). Guest Editor: Dean James, Houston , Texas , USA For the issue, the guest editor would particularly like to see articles that: illustrate Millar's influence on the development of the suspense novel (perhaps with comparisons to Patricia Highsmith and Dorothy B. Hughes), show the influence of Millar's environmental concerns on her settings, analyze Millar's prescient awareness of social trends (e.g., as demonstrated in _How Like an Angel_, one of the first suspense novels to deal seriously with cult behavior), or highlight Millar's treatment of issues (e.g., racial attitudes toward Hispanics in Southern California). Submission Details: All articles in languages other than English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. Submissions should include a short (50-word) abstract and be between 15 to 20 double-spaced, typed pages (approximately 3,300 to 6,000 words) in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect with minimal formatting. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts both on disk and in hard copy as back-up or as an electronic submission. Manuscripts should follow the _MLA Style Manual_ by Joseph Gibaldi (2nd ed., 1998), including parenthetical citations in text and an alphabetized list of Works Cited; and should be accompanied by a stamped return envelope if return of manuscript is desired. Address submissions to: Elizabeth Foxwell Managing Editor, CLUES: A Journal of Detection Heldref Publications 1319 Eighteenth St NW Washington , DC 20036 USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit CLUES online at http://www.heldref.org/clues.php
NWSA Journal · Deadline for submission: Rolling
NWSA Journal, the scholarly Publication of the National Women's Studies Association invites submissions in all areas relating to Women's Studies. We are committed to providing a forum in which the research of feminist scholars, established and new, results in critical dialogue. Reports, book reviews, archives, and critical essays that engage in a feminist perspective will also be considered. We seek gender-related topics, such as: Immigration; Feminist theory: including but not limited to global feminism; Women and science; Women and fundamentalism; Women and religion; Ecology, ecofeminism, health and the environment; Feminist generations: the future of feminism, young feminists, children; Post-colonial gender studies; New forms of activism-political strategies; Women and the arts, especially music; Women writers: autobiographies and reflexive writings; Race, class, and gender intersections; Women and the media; Women and disabilities; Women's history--all areas including archives; International reports Send three double-spaced copies of your manuscript (20-30 pages), with parenthetical notes and a complete references page formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style. Send to: Brenda Daly, Editor NWSA Journal; 253 Ross Hall; Iowa State University ; Ames , IA 50011 email@example.com
Thirdspace : Online magazine · Deadline for submission: Open · www.thirdspace.ca
Thirdspace online zine is looking for articles, non-fiction essays, review articles, and research notes. We require one electronic copy and one paper copy of your submission. Submissions should be in MLA format, and must include an abstract and a brief biographical note which will be posted in the members' section of the site. Please see www.thirdspace.ca/ submit.htm for more details. Please send an electronic version of your submission in Word, WordPerfect, or Rich Text (rtf) format to: firstname.lastname@example.org Send one paper copy of your submission to: thirdspace c/o K. Snowden #6 - 2526 West 4th Avenue Vancouver , BC Canada V6K 1P6 For more information, please contact us at email@example.com . Website: www.thirdspace.ca
CALLS FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS
Warrior, Mythic, and Everyday Women: Women's Ways of Leading - 30 th Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies . April 21-22, 2006 · Black River Falls , Wisconsin Deadline: November 1, 2005
The 30th Annual Conference of the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Consortium will bring together academics, teachers, students, community leaders and activists, and others whose lives have been or could be enriched by Women's Studies, to celebrate, examine, and envision the widest range of women's leadership and Women's Studies issues. We welcome a diversity of proposals from: all disciplines; all forms of feminist activism and organizing; and, on Women's Studies interdisciplinary work as academic and activist leadership. We welcome proposals for interactive discussions, workshops, scholarly papers, poster sessions, creative presentations, panels, and informal teaching or research "cafes."
NWSA General Call for Proposals: " Locating Women's Studies: Formations of Power and Resistance" 27th Annual Conference of the National Women's Studies Association · Oakland California · June 15-18, 2006 · Deadline: November 1, 2005
The complete Call for Papers for NWSA's 2006 conference, including information about how to submit a proposal, can be found at: http://www.nwsaconference.org/CFP2006.pdf
In 1997 Rebecca Walker co-founded the Third Wave Foundation, the only national, philanthropic organization for women aged 15-30. Since its inception, Third Wave has contributed over $750,000. to individuals and organizations that support young women's health, education and activism. Conference details, cfp, on-line submission form and more at http://www.nwsaconference.org . NWSA invites papers that examine women's studies education, scholarship, service, and activism wherever they occur, whether in Research I institutions, comprehensive or liberal arts campuses, community colleges, K-12 schools, women's centers, research institutes, community organizations, or via independent scholarship and creative works. The Association also invites papers that examine locations in terms of power, including the relations among academic sites, communities, regions, nations, local sites, global settings, and identity groups.
NWSA Pre-Conference: Women's Centers Pre-Conference: "Locating Women's Centers: Formations for Power and Resistance" · June 15, 2006 · Oakland , California · Deadline: November 1, 2005
The NWSA Women's Centers Committee invites proposals for its Pre-Conference, to be held the day before the NWSA conference. This daylong event offers Women's Centers professionals, student leaders, and Women's Studies faculty an opportunity for professional development as well as a supportive environment in which to explore the successes and challenges of our work. New this year: the Women's Centers Committee business meeting will also be held at the Pre-Conference. At the business meeting, decisions are made about priorities for the Women's Centers Committee and elections for membership on the Advisory Council take place. Proposals should address an issue relevant to a wide range of women's centers, including but not limited to: anti-racism/anti-oppression work; being better allies;
impacting campus climates; showcasing specific best practices/programs; developing/implementing feminist leadership models; cultivating diversity among women's center staff and students; designing/implementing assessment; addressing funding/staffing issues; working with women, LGBTQ, and/or non-feminist students and community members. Panels and facilitated roundtable discussions welcome. Interactive sessions encouraged. The theme for this year's WCC Pre-Conference is "Locating Women's Centers: Formations for Power and Resistance," which builds on the main conference's theme, "Locating Women's Studies: Formations of Power and Resistance." The Committee encourages proposals that relate to this theme, although proposals on other topics will also be considered. Proposals should be submitted online at: http://www.nwsaconference.org
There is a $55 registration fee for the Women's Centers Committee Pre-Conference. This fee is in addition to the general conference registration fee, and includes morning coffee/pastries and lunch for those attending the pre-conference. To register for the pre-conference, please visit the NWSA conference page at: http://www.nwsaconference.org
More information about the Pre-Conference and NWSA's Women's Centers Committee can be found at: http://www.nwsa.org/centers/ The complete Call for Papers for NWSA's 2006 conference, including information about how to submit a proposal, can be found at: http://www.nwsaconference.org/CFP2006.pdf
NWSA Pre-Conference: Program Administration & Development Pre-Conference · June 15, 2006 · Oakland, California · Deadline: November 1, 2005
The Program Administration & Development (PA&D) Committee, a standing committee of NWSA, will host a Pre-Conference prior to the NWSA conference. This day-long event will include panels, papers, and workshops, as well as a continental breakfast and a luncheon. Networking, exchange of information, professional development, discussion about the state of women's studies administration, and other topics of interest make the PA&D Pre-Conference an important day for women's and studies program administrators, directors, and chairs. We invite proposal on a broad range of topics related to women's/gender studies program administration and development. Proposals may be submitted for individual papers/presentations or group panels, workshops, and roundtables. More information about the Pre-Conference and NWSA's Program Administration and Development Committee can be found at: http://www.nwsa.org/PAD/preconf.html The complete Call for Papers for NWSA's 2006 conference, including information about how to submit a proposal, can be found at: http://www.nwsaconference.org/CFP2006.pdf
PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) National Conference: Fat Studies· Atlanta, GA · April 12-16 2006 · Deadline: November 1
Proposals are being accepted for the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) National Conference in Atlanta, GA, April 12-16 2006 in the area of Fat Studies. Papers can be from any field of study and are welcomed from academics/researchers/ intellectuals/activists/artists at any stage in their career, with or without any formal affiliation.
Fat Studies - an interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary field of study that confronts and critiques cultural constraints against the fat body, examines science that is used to support and/or question and/or counter the health issues related to fat bodies, and creates paradigms for the development of fat acceptance within mass society.
By November 1, 2005, please send abstract of 250 words or completed paper to Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com
The Women's Studies Program of Valdosta State University , Valdosta , GA andThe Southeastern Women's Studies Association (SEWSA) Present: Changing Time(s): Feminism Then and Now: A Multidisciplinary Conference · March 30, 31 and April 1, 2006 · http://www.valdosta.edu/women/ ·
Deadline: November 14, 2005
In her essay Women's Time, Julia Kristeva describes "three generations" of the contemporary feminist movement. Liberal feminism attempted to insert women into male space. Radical feminism valorized female difference. Of the third "generation" she writes: "Having started with the idea of difference, feminism will be able to break free of its belief in Woman, Her power, Her writing, so as to channel this demand for difference into each and every element of the female whole, and finally to bring out the singularity of each woman, and beyond this, her multiplicities, her plural languages, beyond the horizon, beyond sight, beyond faith itself." Scholars, educators, students (graduate and undergraduate), community activists and all proponents of social change may submit proposals for papers, workshops, roundtables, complete panels of three to four papers, and performances addressing the impact of feminist scholarship and methodologies on their projects for social change. Two hundred word abstracts for academic papers or complete performance pieces (short stories, poetry, dramatic and artistic presentations) must be postmarked by Monday November 14, 2005. E-mail submissions encouraged. Conference information will be available at: SEWSA website: http://www.sewsa.org/2006
Valdosta State University Women's Studies Program: http://www.valdosta.edu/women/ All inquiries and submissions should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or Contact Viki Soady (Organizer) email@example.com or Tracy Meyers (Acting Director of Women's Studies) firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Floridas : Women Envisioning Change ; A Conference Hosted by the Florida Consortium for Women's Studies · Tampa , Florida · April 6-8, 2006 · Deadline: December 1, 2005
The Florida Consortium for Women's Studies is a state-wide coalition of Women's Studies/Gender Studies Departments, Programs, and Centers committed to advancing the discipline through feminist teaching, research, and activism. The purpose of the Consortium is to share resources, encourage activism and service learning, produce and evaluate research and collaborations as scholars, increase student access to Women's Studies courses across the state, and develop international resources and connections. Consisting of 15 of Florida 's Women's Studies Programs, Centers, and Institutes at Community Colleges and Public and Private Universities , the Consortium is housed in USF's Department of Women's Studies. The theme of the inaugural conference is to demonstrate how Women's Studies' scholarship, pedagogy, and activism can address the needs of all women in the State. Highlighting the problems facing women in the State, the conference will feature the response of Women's Studies to Florida 's Dishonorable Mention in the 2004 Status of Women in the States report produced by The Institute for Women's Policy Research [ http://www.iwpr.org/States2004/SWS2004/best_worst.htm ]. In addition, the aim is to build a State-wide intellectual community in Women's Studies. The Conference is open to presenters from around the nation and the world and papers authored or co-authored by students are also encouraged. Submission Guidelines: The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 1, 2005. All proposals should be submitted electronically. Proposals should not exceed 500 words per individual paper and must include an abstract that is no longer than 50 words. For more information on submissions, visit the Consortium Website. Papers, Panels, Symposia, and Workshops are especially sought on the following topics:New Directions in Women's Studies Scholarship, Native American women Student Associations, Diversity in Florida , Activism in Florida ,Health Disparities, Migrant Workers, Immigration, and Alien Status, Globalization and Women's Studies Submit Proposals to: Karen Glazebrook, Continuing Education, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., NEC 116, Tampa FL 33620-6758 Kareng@admin.usf.edu
Gender and the Arts · March 29-31, 2006 · Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies University of North Carolina at Greensboro · Deadline: December 1, 2005
The Program is organizing a conference to examine how the arts can be used for social and political action. This includes examining how expressive mediums of all types--dance, theatre, music, film, literature, visual arts, animation, puppetry, and other forms-are used to raise social consciousness and rethink identity norms such as of gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, in political protest, or to incite violence and encourage intolerance. We seek proposals for papers, panels, lecture/demonstrations, workshops, performances, and presentations in innovative formats addressing the nexus of the arts and social activism informed by feminist and gender perspectives. We hope to stimulate interest in the arts as they intersect or converge with social and political concerns, whether it be within the arts professions or in the broader community. The conference committee is interested in a range of research methodologies and analytic techniques, interdisciplinary approaches, and intersections. Featured events include a residency/performance by the Guerilla Girls on Tour and a new play from the North Carolina Touring Theatre Ensemble. The Guerilla Girls on Tour's performance, "Feminists Are Funny", will be the culmination of a two-day residency that includes a poster/performance workshop "From Attitude to Activism", and "Street Theatre Tactics," a workshop for anyone interested in exploring creating short dramatic pieces to be used as a protest tool. Mexican filmmaker Maria Novaro will be present for a discussion of her film Without Trace. We welcome proposals for presentations from faculty, artists, students, and community activists working in any area of research or artistic medium. Papers or proposals on Hispanic, African American, Asian-American and Native American women and from other ethnic and global perspectives are encouraged.
Email is strongly preferred. Proposals should follow the instructions below and should be sent to: Creative Action: Gender and the Arts Women's and Gender Studies 200 Foust, UNCG Greensboro, NC 27402 Womens_studies@uncg.edu Guidelines for Proposals All proposals will be blind reviewed. Please submit a cover sheet including the author's name or all presenters names, the title of the presentation, the type of presentation (e.g., paper, lecture/recital, etc.), list of equipment needed, a short biography of each presenter (75-100 words), and contact information (phone, fax, e-mail, and snail mail addresses). Individual Papers -- Papers should not exceed 20 minutes for presentation. Submit an abstract of 250 words. Panels -- Proposals may be submitted for panels consisting of three or four presenters. Submit a short summary (one-page) of the panel overview, and an individual paper proposal, as described above, for each presenter. All of the proposals for a panel should be sent together. Lecture-Demonstrations -- Lecture-demonstrations may run from 45 to 90 minutes. Submit a one- to two-page proposal describing the presentation. Clearly state requirements for space, time length, and audio-visual or electronic equipment. Workshops -- Submit a one- to two-page description of the movement material and/or an outline of discussion topics. Clearly state requirements for space, time length, audio-visual or electronic equipment, and appropriate attire for participants. Other forms of presentation are also encouraged. Submit a one to two page description including space and equipment needs.
"Evidence, Impact and Momentum": The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching · April 1-2, 2006 · Madison , WI · Deadline: December 1, 2005
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID) of the University of Wisconsin System (UWS), and the UWS Leadership Site for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2006 CASTL Colloquium. This seventh Colloquium will take place on April 1st and 2nd, 2006 in Madison , Wisconsin and the theme is "Evidence, Impact and Momentum." A draft agenda and a link to the Colloquium website with information about proposal submission are available at: http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/CASTL/highered/colloquium.htm Proposals must be received electronically no later than December 1, 2005.
Race, Roots, and Resistance: Revisiting the Legacies of Black Power
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ·
March 30-April 1, 2006 · Deadline: December 1, 2005
The Black Power Movement of the 1960s was one of the most significant developments in the African American experience, perhaps second only to Emancipation in its transformation of U.S. race relations. Black Power
exploded across the United States and the world, unleashing a torrent of rage and
creativity, innovation and anger. Black Power transformed individual's
personal lives, local communities, the nation and global relations. Succeeding
the civil rights phrase of the Black Freedom movement, Black Power remapped the nation's understanding of race, challenged liberal conceptions of
democracy, and established the groundwork for multiracial coalitions. Black
Power's impact on African Americans was even more striking, it fundamentally
transformed African Americans' consciousness and identity, culture, and strategic
approach to politics, economics, and education. Black Power inspired the most
based and significant outpouring of cultural creativity in African
American history. Black Power stimulated a renewed interest and involvement in
global politics-in Pan-Africanism and black internationalism, and in the global
dimensions of racial oppression. Black Power's reverberations continue
to shape contemporary African American civil society and ideology.
Yet, the Black Power movement has rarely received an unbiased scholarly appraisal, it has predominately been condemned or dismissed in scholarly
discourse. The Black Power moment is currently undergoing an academic renaissance. On the one hand, renewed interest in the 1960s has yielded
a variant on this tradition it has produced a tendency to erase Black
Power by absorbing it into the civil rights movement. On the other hand, new
activists are reinvestigating the (in)famous, forgotten and unknown
activists, organizations, and events, and delineating their local, global and
The Purpose of this conference, then, is to explore the legacies of the
Black Power movement, its impact on the 1960s and contemporary U.S. society
and the world.
The African American Studies and Research Program at the University of
Illinois Champaign-Urbana, is sponsoring a conference, Race, Roots, and
Resistance: Revisiting the legacies of Black Power (March 30-April 1, 2006). We are
seeking papers that engage the complexities and nuances not only reinterpret the
past or examine current conditions, but that also chart the trajectory for
Black liberation and radical social transformation.
Send Abstracts for Race, Roots, and Resistance: Revisiting the legacy of
Black Power to email@example.com by December 1, 2006 Please also include a
short 150 word biographical sketch. For more information, please call (217)
"Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge" · April 6-7, 2006 · UW-Milwaukee · Deadline: December 2, 2005
The UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity is organizing a statewide conference that will feature research initiatives, curricular developments, pedagogical practices, reading seminars, and innovative campus activities concerning racial/ethnic studies on UW System campuses. New and experienced faculty and instructional staff Students, practitioners and community leaders Policymakers and community activists The theme of the conference will focus on topics related to health, education, and cultural knowledge, but presentations on other racial/ethnic topics are strongly encouraged and will be welcomed. THEMATIC STREAMS: Economic justice/injustice; Environmental Justice; Race and Science ; Health, Race, and Inequality; Communication/Media Coverage; Emerging Majorities; Globalization; Education /problems /initiatives /solutions/intersection; Race/Class/Gender Local Knowledge/Community Knowledge/Cultural Knowledge. In addition to the concurrent sessions and presentations, the conference will feature plenary sessions, guest speakers, and a reception, and should prove to be an invaluable medium for the exchange of information and practices in the field of racial/ethnic studies across the UW System's campuses and beyond. We urge you to consider submitting a proposal. Submission Format We ask that you submit your conference proposal as a Word document attached to an e-mail. Limit your proposal to one page. Please include the following information: Name, faculty/staff position, department, campus, office mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. (If your proposed presentation involves more than one individual, please include this information for all.) Proposed title of your presentation Anticipated audio-visual needs (laptop, Powerpoint, overhead projector, VCR/disc player, monitor, etc.) Presentation Abstract: In a paragraph or two, describe your proposed topic and your expertise in the area. Comment on its importance. Be clear if your presentation will focus on scholarly research, curriculum development, pedagogical techniques, a campus reading seminar, or other relevant campus activity. If your topic will deal with one of the featured conference themes of health, education, and/or cultural knowledge, be sure to address that point. Also, let us know if your presentation will focus on one racial/ethnic group or if it will be more multicultural. Deadline: Using the e-mail and Word attachment method described above, please submit your conference proposal no later than Friday, December 2, 2005 to Tom Tonnesen, the Institute's associate director, at firstname.lastname@example.org After our office evaluates the proposals and begins to assemble a tentative conference agenda and program, we will contact you with a response by Friday, January 20, 2006. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Tonnesen, the Institute's associate director, at (414) 229-4700.
"On Edge: Visual Culture across Boundaries" · Department of History of Art and Archaeology Annual Graduate Symposium, Cornell University · February 17-18 2006 · Deadline: December 15, 2005
We cordially invite the submission of abstracts for the 2006 Graduate Student Symposium in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology at Cornell University . We will focus on art historical scholarship that transverses regional boundaries such as those imposed by geography, nationhood and religion. In reconsidering the nature of imposed boundaries, we ask that papers address through their theoretical orientation, methodology or case studies, the notion of the region and how visual culture is created or responds to shifting geographies. Regions may be constructed in a variety of ways including those which are construed more broadly as extended spatial locations or may alternatively be perceived as spaces defined by a specialized function that is dependent on a specific system. Papers may cover the regimes of objecthood or the built environment, and we also extend our invitation to those working on visual culture in related fields, including but not limited to cultural and historical geography, history, classics, anthropology and literature. In doing so, we encourage submissions that explore the full range of definitions of boundaries as well as those that postulate new ones.Please send 250-word abstracts to the co-organizers (Kelly Cook and Emily Kelley) at email@example.com . All papers should be 20 minutes in length.
9th International Conference on Bisexuality · June 15-18, 2006 · Toronto , Ontario , Canada · Deadline: December 31, 2005 · http://www.9icb.org
The Toronto Bisexuality Education project is now seeking workshop proposals for the 9th International Conference on Bisexuality to be held from June 15-18 2006, in Toronto Canada . The goals of this conference are to strengthen connections between international bisexual activists, to exchange views and strategies and to share challenges and successes. The conference aims to move beyond the introductory level to address issues in depth. Proposals should assume that the majority of the audience comes with a strong familiarity with bisexuality.TYPES OF WORKSHOPS: Skill-building session: teach us something we can use. Ex: "how to organize a coming out group for bisexuals," or "how to choose the best sex toy." Facilitated discussion: host a group talk on a specific topic (ex: bisexual separatism). Make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak if they want and that no one talks all the time. Visual presentation: Show us art, a film, or other visual media, and tell us why it's important and relevant to bisexuality or bisexuals. Ex: "Images of bisexual women in films from the 1990s" Take questions from the audience at the end. Lecture: speaks on a selected topic, may also answers audience questions at the end. Academic paper: Tell us about a paper you've written, highlighting its main argument, key points, and conclusions. We'll arrange a respondent (or you can suggest one). We'll end with questions from the audience. SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL Please answer the questions What is the proposed title of your workshop? What kind of audience is best suited to your workshop (ex: beginners, experienced activists, bi men, etc.)? Which of the workshop types outlined above does your proposal most closely resemble? Are there key differences? (Ex: I would like to do a lecture, but with a discussion instead of questions at the end.) What do you hope to accomplish or offer in this workshop? What is its content and purpose? Have you presented this workshops or a similar one before? If yes, when and where? How will this workshop differ from your previous presentations? Do you need specific material or equipment which you will not be bringing yourself? (Overhead projector, television, VCR, DVD player, large writing surface, etc). Tell us a little abut yourself and how you came to choose this topic. Please include a brief description of your experience or affiliation as an activist, organizer, academic, etc. (300 words max) Please provide your contact information, including full name, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, or website. If there will be more than one presenter (ex: a panel discussion) please provide bios and contact information on each person) If you would like, you may send a photo, approximately 200x200 pixels (wallet size). Contact: Margaret Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
QUEER MATTERS !
RAISING THE VISIBILITY OF QUEER STUDIES IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM · University of Michigan ·
March 24-26 2006 · Deadline: January 10th, 2006
Papers that explore curricular or political issues, personal narratives,
theoretical engagements or sociological studies are encouraged.
Submissions welcome from undergraduate and graduate students in all
fields relevant to queer studies. Please submit 250 word abstracts,
titles, and university affiliation by JANUARY 10th 2006 to :
Sponsored by : University of Michigan Women's Studies Program,
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Lesbian, Gay, Queer,
Research Initiative (LGQRI) a program area of the Institute for Research
on Women and Gender, Program in American Culture, Department of
Sociology, Department of Anthropology
AAC&U Invites Proposals for Diversity and Learning Conference · Philadelphia , Pennsylvania · October 19-21, 2006 · Deadline: January 13, 2006
AAC&U invites scholars, educators, practitioners, students, administrators, community partners, and others to submit proposals for "Diversity and Learning: A Defining Moment." This Network for Academic Renewal conference, to be held October 19-21, 2006, in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , is designed to take stock of how effective the current structures, programs, and conceptualizations for diversity education are, while also charting emerging new directions for the next generation's work. To view the call for proposals, visit the Diversity and Learning pages. The deadline for submission is January 13, 2006.
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics · University of California , Irvine ·March 3 and 4, 2006 · Deadline: January 15, 2006
The Visual Studies Graduate Student Association at the University of California , Irvine , calls for papers from a wide-range of areas of study that investigate and critically explore, contest, engage with, the concept of "failure." The concept of failure has always remained closely tied to that of progress: economically, morally, culturally, and politically. In an effort to denaturalize this binary, we would like to examine what failure means through papers that deal critically with its various forms in both historical and contemporary circumstances, not only because this will help us understand how narratives of success and progress operate, but also because we wonder what potential "failure" as a political and aesthetic tactic may offer. Might we discover a "loser theory"? We ask for papers that do not just explore failed visions or failed experiments, but that examine what those particular failures mean, generate, expose. In addition, we recognize that in the past two decades a new archetype of success has emerged in popular culture, in the figure of the slacker-for example, MTV's Jackass and the musician Beck's "Loser," while politics and art provide other examples-the media image of President George W. Bush as an "average guy" and the video art of Tony Oursler. At these moments, failure functions as a hollow gesture, a style. On the other hand, the discourses of deconstruction and poststructuralism show us that failure-failures of understanding, of communication, of translation, of domination-might have radical political potential. The binary of success and failure translates into an economic realm as well, with success equated with financial accumulation and failure with poverty. What has this meant for colonial projects of emancipation and their postcolonial entry onto the international stage? With this in mind, how might failure provide a location for revolutionary activity, political critique, or aesthetic experimentation? How does visual culture mobilize the concept of failure beyond empty aesthetics? Might the concept failure provide an ethics of its own? In addition to academic papers, we invite participation from practicing artists, filmmakers, and videomakers. We are committed to opening our community to intellectual and creative producers who critically and rigorously engage in rethinking "failure," regardless of artistic or academic identification. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts along with your name, institution, email address, and phone number to Vuslat Demirkoparan ( email@example.com ), by January 15, 2006. For general questions about the conference, please contact Heather Murray ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Mark Cunningham ( email@example.com )
WCET Annual Conference: "E-Learning E-llusions and Triumphs"
The 17th WCET Annual Conference · San Francisco , CA . ·November 2-5, 2005. Visit https://conference.wcet.info/2005/ for more information.
MERLOT Executive Director, Dr. Gerry Hanley will be presenting on MERLOT's collaborations with corporations.
National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition: Twelfth National Conference on Students in Transition · Costa Mesa , California · November 6-8, 2005
Network for Academic Renewal Conference: The Civic Engagement Imperative: Student Learning and the Public Good · Providence Rhode Island · November 10-12, 2005
Women in the Arts Conference · UM-St. Louis, St. Louis , MO · November 10-12, 2005 Presentations relating to all fields of women in the arts: music,literature/poetry, drama, dance, fine arts and sculpture. For more information: www.umsl.edu/~wia
5th Annual International Conference on Service-Learning Research: "Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives" · Michigan State University , East Lansing , MI · November 13-15, 2005 http://outreach.msu.edu/slConference/
Afghan Women Leaders Speak: Conflict Mitigation and Social Reconstruction ·
Ohio State University · November 17-19, 2005 · http://www.mershon.ohio-state.edu/Events/05-06events/afghanwomen/afghanhome.htm
Lilly South Conference on College and University Teaching · Greensboro , N.C. · February 17-19, 2006 · http://www.uncg.edu/tlc/lillysouth.
Lilly Conferences are retreats that combine workshops, discussion sessions, and major addresses, with opportunities for informal discussion about excellence in college and university teaching and learning. Internationally-known scholars join new and experienced faculty members and administrators to discuss topics such as gender differences in learning, incorporating technology into teaching, encouraging critical thinking, using teaching and student portfolios, implementing group learning, and evaluating teaching.
AAC&U Annual Meeting 2006 : Demanding Excellence: Liberal Education in an Era of Global Competition, Anti-Intellectuallism, and Disinvestment · Washington , DC · January 25-28, 2006 http://www.aacu.org/meetings/annualmeeting/index.cfm
Failure: Ethics and Aesthetics · University of California , Irvine ·March 3-4, 2006 · questions about the conference, please contact Heather Murray ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Mark Cunningham ( email@example.com )
Network for Academic Renewal Conference: General Education and Outcomes that Matter in a Changing World · Phoenix , Arizona · March 9-11, 2006
The 14th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference · The University of Florida Gainesville, Florida · March 23-26, 2006 · http://www.english.ufl.edu/bwwc .
Gender and the Arts · March 29-31, 2006 · Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"Re-Stating Religion: A Conference Reconsidering the Rules" · March 30-31, 2006 ·Columbia University , New York
The Art of Gender in Everyday Life III: A Multidisciplinary Conference · March 30 & 31, 2006 · Idaho State University Pocatello , ID
WOMEN, ACTION & THE MEDIA: Making Noise, Making Change ·March 31- April 2, 2006 · MIT's Stata Center , Cambridge , MA · www.centerfornewwords.org/wam2006.html
"Evidence, Impact and Momentum": The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching & the Office of Professional Development and Instruction of the University of Wisconsin System · April 1-2, 2006 · Madison , WI
"Enriching Racial/Ethnic Studies: Health, Education, and Cultural Knowledge,": UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity · April 6-7, 2006 · UW-Milwaukee.
Many Floridas : Women Envisioning Change ; A Conference Hosted by the Florida Consortium for Women's Studies · Tampa , Florida · April 6-8, 2006
Warrior, Mythic, and Everyday Women: Women's Ways of Leading . 30 th Annual Wisconsin Women's Studies Conference. April 21-22, 2006 - 30 th.
Network for Academic Renewal Conference: Learning and Technology: Implications for Liberal Education and the Disciplines · Seattle, Washington · April 20-22, 2006
9th International Conference on Bisexuality · June 15-18, 2006 · Toronto , Ontario , Canada
The National Women's Studies Association 27th annual meeting · Oakland , California · June 15-18, 2006 · www.nwsaconference.org
Teaching for a Change: Focus on Learning · June 21-23, 2006 · Park City , Utah www.teachingforachange.com
Campuses Are Citizens: What's Your Story? · October 12-13, 2006 · Earle Brown Heritage Center , Minneapolis
AAC&U Invites Proposals for Diversity and Learning Conference · Philadelphia , Pennsylvania · October 19-21, 2006
OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN RESOURCE
Here is a new and interesting Instructional Design site for teaching with technology put together by UW Extension: <http://www.uwex.edu/ics/design/index.html>
MOTHER JONES RESOURCES
Mother Jones Magazine has prepared a special issue on domestic violence to coincide with Congressional reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act scheduled for this fall. In keeping with its educational mission, Mother Jones is making the special issue available free to organizations that share its goals. The magazine's staff hopes that NWSA members will use the articles in classrooms and in women's centers. You can find the link to the website along with the required access code at www.nwsa.org/news.html/
SEEKING EXPERT SOURCE VOLUNTEERS
The National Women's Studies Association receives many inquiries from journalists on a wide variety of topics, from questions about the frequency of divorce at the beginning of the 20th century to inquiries about representations of women in the media.
If you are willing to have journalists contact you with inquiries directly related to your area of expertise, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Expert Source." Be sure the email lists your areas of expertise and contact information.
If you responded to this inquiry last fall and your contact information has not changed, you do not need to resubmit it.
SEEKING WOMEN'S STUDIES/WOMEN'S CENTER PHOTOS
The National Women's Studies Association will be relaunch its web site this fall and is seeking photographs highlighting women's studies classrooms and women's centers. We seek to represent the women's studies community in all its diversity, and are especially interested in images highlighting the innovative nature of feminist pedagogy. If you have digital photos that we may use on the website, email them to email@example.com . The National Women's Studies Association will list photo credits for any images we use online.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
The Religion Graduate Students' Association of Columbia University : Second Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference: 3rd Annual (Net)Working Conference on Women & Literacy - Moving to Power & Participation Sponsored by: WE LEARN / Women Expanding-Literacy Education Action Resource Network, Co-Sponsored by Yale University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and literacytent.org · March 10 - 11, 2006
Yale University , New Haven , Connecticut · Deadline: December 2, 2005
Proposals for presentations are invited from learners, teachers, tutors, administrators, professional developers, researchers, activists, and policymakers in ABE, GED, ESOL, Family literacy, Health literacy, Citizenship, Prison literacy, Workplace literacy and other alternative educational programs that serve women in adult literacy/ basic education. The conference seeks Interactive Workshops, Demonstrations, Performance Theater & Creative Art, Poster Sessions, Panels, Roundtables, Papers, and Readings on Promising. Proposals will be selected based on their relevance to women's issues in adult basic literacy/education, and reflection of the theme of the conference. We are especially interested in presentations that recognize or address how adult basic literacies/education supports and moves women to fuller personal and political power and socioeconomic/civic participation. Guidelines for Submission: 1. If selected, the presenter(s) agree to register for the conference and provide handouts to participants. 2. Send a copy of the following by December 2, 2005:--Abstract of Presentation (maximum of 150 words) that describes goals and/or learning objectives, content, and how audience will participate. EMAIL or MAIL proposals to: Mev Miller, Ed.D., WE LEARN, 182 Riverside Ave , Cranston , RI 02910 . EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org for proposal form WE LEARN Women Expanding: Literacy Education Action Resource Network www.litwomen.org/welearn.html
QUEER MATTERS ! RAISING THE VISIBILITY OF QUEER STUDIES IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM · University of Michigan · March 24-26 2006 · Deadline: January 10th, 2006
Papers that explore curricular or political issues, personal narratives, theoretical engagements or sociological studies are encouraged. Submissions welcome from undergraduate and graduate students in all fields relevant to queer studies. Please submit 250 word abstracts, titles, and university affiliation by JANUARY 10th 2006 to :
Sponsored by : University of Michigan Women's Studies Program, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Research Initiative (LGQRI) a program area of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Program in American Culture, Department of Sociology, Department of Anthropology
4College Women a site which focuses on women's issues and beyond, specializing in college-aged women. The website includes links to other sites that address all aspects of women's health and features spotlight articles researched by Brandeis students. The website is created and maintained by Brandeis University students and is sponsored and overseen by the Former Assistant Surgeon General, Dr. Susan J Blumenthal. http://www.4collegewomen.org/
The F-Word is an on-line zone put out by a senior majoring in Women's Studies at Temple University in Philadelphia . Submissions welcome. http://www.thef-wordzine.com
The National Women's Studies Association has a publication called "Graduate Guide to Work in Women's Studies" which is available for purchase via the website at http://www.nwsa.org/publications.html
Listserv for graduate students in women's studies.
WSPHD-L is a listserv for women's studies doctoral students. The listserv provides students a means of posting announcements, news, or requests pertinent to the general membership. M.A. students in women's studies are also welcome, as are recipients of the Women's Studies Ph.D. Participants should be aware, however, that this list will focus on the Ph.D. from students' perspectives. Undergraduates and WS faculty/directors may find another list more tailored to their needs (like the WMST-L, which centers on the teaching of women's studies, or the PALIST, for administrators of women's studies programs and departments). To subscribe, please send a message with the words "subscribe (your full name) WSPHD-L" to email@example.com . Please also indicate your current status in the body of the message (e.g. student in a WS doctoral program).
Wisconsin Campus Compact Programs
M3C Fellows AmeriCorps Education Award Program A nine-state AmeriCorps program designed to improve college student retention by involving them in meaningful community work in cohorts of at least seven. Wisconsin K-16 AmeriCorps*VISTA Service-Learning Project & Wisconsin Campus Compact received a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to support 35 AmeriCorps*VISTA members that work across the state to develop service-learning partnerships aimed at improving the academic achievement and aspirations of young people living in poverty.
Upper Midwest Campus Compact
Student Civic Leadership Fellows Program
The Student Civic Leadership Fellows program exists to support and promote students as powerful citizen leaders.
The New Voters Project
Wisconsin Campus Compact is a partner in the New Voters Project - an effort to increase 18-24 year-old voter participation by 5 percent in the November 2004 elections.
The American Democracy Project
Wisconsin Campus Compact is proud to support the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the New York Times in their efforts to strengthen democracy at public comprehensive campuses through the American Democracy Project. Participating Wisconsin campuses include: UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay , UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls , UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior.
Raise Your Voice Campaign
In 2003 and 2004, grants were awarded to support student groups at Alverno College, Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Lawrence University, Marquette University, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Green Bay UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Student-initiated projects, such as forums with local canditates for elected office, dialogues about the Patriot Act, voter registration drives, non-profit career fairs, and diversity circles were held throughout Wisconsin . Originally funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Raise Your Voice Campaign continues at campuses throughout the country.
More information available here:
Wisconsin Campus Compact Civic Engagement Resource Guide
The Wisconsin Community-Campus Civic Engagement Resource Guide is now available to download here:
2005-2006 Upper Midwest Student Civic Leadership Fellows Program
The 2005 Student Civic Leadership Institute will be September 15-18 in Central City, Iowa. Information and nomination forms now available here: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/community.partnerships/wicampuscompact/
5th Annual International Conference on Service-Learning Research: "Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives" · Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI · November 13-15, 2005 Register by October 13th http://outreach.msu.edu/slConference/
4,000 Years of Women in Science
Thousands of biographies are posted, including photographs and references. 4,000 years of women in science! This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past. This includes inventors, scholars and writers as well as mathematicians and astronomers.
Center for Women and Information Technology
The Center for Women and Information Technology, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, addresses issues, such as the number of women and girls studying computer science and pursuing careers in IT, and how to foster research concerning the relationship between gender and IT
A non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of women and girls. The Internet offers a state-of-the-art mechanism for continuing to raise individual consciousness in a new world. Through education aimed at creating personal and social change we move toward a global democracy.
Girls, Women, and Media Project
The Girls, Women, and Media Project is a non-profit initiative and network working to increase awareness of how pop culture and media represent, affect, employ, and serve girls and women---and to advocate for improvement in those areas.
IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Women.
National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversit y)
The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum is a staff-development equity project for educators, is in its eighteenth year of establishing teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the U.S. and in English-speaking international schools. In year-long, monthly seminars, the SEED Project enables adults to examine contemporary scholarship as well as "the textbooks of our lives" in order to inform community conversation about schooling and culture. SEED helps to create multiculturally equitable and gender balanced curriculum that makes room for reflecting upon the lives of all girls and boys (and women and men) with a sense of integrity and coherence.
The Scholar and Feminist Online
S&F Online, a triannual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements, provides public access to the Barnard Center for Research on Women's most innovative programming by providing written transcripts, audio and visual recordings, and links to relevant intellectual and social action networks.
The Science Lab
A comprehensive directory of science related websites including women in science and women's organizations.
Sloan Work and Family Research Network
Provides web-based resources to individuals interested in the work-family area of study, supports the building of knowledge related to the work-family area of study, and offers opportunities for researchers to engage in collaborative experiences that contribute to the building of a work-family research community.
The White House Project
The White House Project and The White House Project Education Fund's programs enhance public perceptions of women's capacity to lead, change biases against women's leadership ability, and foster the entry of women into positions of leadership, including the U.S. presidency.
Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Provides links to a multitude of organizations, foundations, grants, profiles, and historical sites.
Beijing Betrayed: Women Worldwide Report that Governments Have Failed to Turn the Platform into Action
With reports covering 150 countries in every region of the world, Beijing Betrayed lays out the stark realities of women in their day to day lives, but also gives us cause for celebration as a testimony to women as agents of change.
Beijing Betrayed is the fifth in a series of reports by the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) assessing governments' progress in implementing the commitments they made to the world's women at the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing . Launched in March 2005 at the United Nations 10 year review of the Beijing promises, it stands as an illuminating contrast and as an important challenge to the official reports submitted by governments. To download the report, click on the links below: Executive Summary: www.wedo.org/files/beijingbetrayed.htm
Entire Book or Regional Sections: www.wedo.org/library.aspx?ResourceID=31 To order a free copy of Beijing Betrayed (shipping and handling to be charged) contact Maria Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-973-0325.
Introducing New Human Rights Report:
Written Out: How Sexuality is Used to Attack Women's Organizing Relevant for use in courses related to human rights, women's studies, sexuality studies, lesbian and gay studies, and international politics and activism, Written Out is co-published by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and the Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University and available for purchase through Women,Ink. ( www.womenink.org ) and IGLHRC ( www.iglhrc.org ), for $15 (reduced rates available for bulk orders). Review copies for Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 semester courses are available from IGLHRC by contacting Nathan Levitt at email@example.com . Copies are downloadable at www.iglhrc.org
Jane Puts It In A Box: Third Wave Feminist Television Studies
Call for Proposals Dr. Lisa Johnson is putting together a collection of essays that explore third wave feminist media theory: what would a specifically third wave approach to pop culture look like? The focus of this collection is contemporary television. Each chapter examines in detail a single television series and a single issue in feminism, reading the television show and the existing feminist theory (film theory, sexual politics, intersectional analysis, etc.) in terms of each other, using each field (the show and the theory) to question or comment on the other. Dr. Johnson has selected several contributors already, and Dr. Johnson is seeking proposals that center on representations of race. Even though third wave feminism has strong roots in U.S. third world feminism, the voices of this "wave" are often young white women, directing our gaze at other young white women, or images of young white women. There will certainly be chapters that do just that in this collection, but Dr. Johnson would like to spend as much time at the intersection of race/ gender and race/sexuality as we do at gender/sexuality. What would a third wave feminist analysis say about representations of black femininity on television, for instance, or Latino masculinity? Or about lesbians and/or gay men of color on television. Are there any television shows that seem to push beyond stereotypes, or that linger in the space between revising and reinforcing stereotypes? Please contact with proposals at firstname.lastname@example.org . M. Lisa Johnson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English Coastal Carolina University P.O. Box 261954 Conway , SC 29528-6054 843-349-2967
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Video Resource List
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence keeps a Video Resource List of educational videos on violence against women (last updated February 2004). You can download the full list here:
or you can search the Video Resource List database by category or title at: http://fmpro.pcadv.org/videosearch.html . Each listing provides a short description, distributor information, length, copyright date, languages available, etc. Every video on this list was reviewed by the NRCDV to ensure that the content is in keeping with the philosophy of the organization.
New Independent Media Project: Take Back the News
Take Back the News is an independent media project that counters the mis-representation of rape by the mainstream media. It is a haven for survival stories told in survivor's own, un-edited words. It is an opportunity for the public to gain insight into the realities of rape, in hopes of opening hearts and minds, and inspiring action. Please visit www.TakeBackTheNews.net to learn more about sexual violence, the project and how it began. Take the time to read through some of survival stories in the "News" section. Read the invitation on the home page, or check out the resource page. I encourage you to join the mailing list if you like what you see. Take Back the News is an incredibly effective print-media project as well, particularly on college campuses. See the "Act" page for step by step instructions on how to start your own project in your community! Those campuses that have hosted projects have been deeply touched by the results, and my hope is that the project will continue to spread. Contact Emily Brant ( email@example.com ) with any questions or comments.
Men Can Stop Rape (formerly Men's Rape Prevention Project) empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence. Through awareness-to-action education and community organizing, we promote gender equity and build men's capacity to be strong without being violent. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions for the next WSC e-bulletin should be submitted by December 16th. To submit announcements for the bulletin, to get on or be removed from the list, please contact the Women's Studies Consortium Office at: Office of Academic Affairs, UW System Administration, 1633 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Dr. , Madison , WI 53706 Phone: 608-262-3056 Fax: 608-263-2046, E-mail: WSCOffice@uwsa.edu .