Call for Papers
Governors State University announces
Gender Matters: Embodying Praxis, Engaging Solutions
April 11 - 12, 2014
University Park, IL
Gender Matters is an academic conference highlighting graduate student and faculty research on gender, women, and sexuality across all disciplines and historical periods.
Conference planners seek to bring together students, activists, and researchers to discuss the ongoing role of gender in structuring society.
We invite submissions for individual papers or pre-constituted panels.
Theme - Embodying Praxis, Engaging Solutions
This year’s theme, Embodying Praxis, Engaging Solutions, focuses our attention on positive deviance, on exploring what works as we seek solutions and improvements to the challenges faced by our world. While conference planners invite work on all matters of gender, we are particularly interested in work that explores how evidence-based practices and outcomes related to gender and/or sexuality are used to affect positive change, behaviors, beliefs, attitudes, policies and procedures.
Potential Topics for Papers or Panels
- Politics of representation
- Gendered health and medicine
- Feminist geographies
- Futurity and queer temporalities
- Queer intimacy and kinship
- Health disparities
- Illness narratives
- Postcolonial feminisms
- New media
- Gendered, racialized, and sexualized bodies
- Social justice
- Intersectionality with ethnicity, race, and/or citizenship
- Sexual subcultures
- Queer intimacy and kinship
- Public/Private spheres
- Transgender rights
- Queer(ed) histories and historically queer
- Drag performance
- Gender and/or sexuality as studied in any field
We are pleased to feature the following plenary event:
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, former U.S. Surgeon General, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arkansas School of Public Health and the Distinguished Professor of the Clinton School of Public Health Policy.
Teatro Luna's "Generation SEX," an ensemble performance by Chicago-based Teatro Luna.
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Don't blush, you know you've had your share of virtual exploits! From sexting to Skype to online dating, five Latina Ladies of Luna guide you through finding love and satisfaction in the digital age. Generation Sex is presented in English with a sprinkle of Spanish.
* Featured performance not included in conference registration fee. An additional $10 fee will be required for attendance at this performance and can be submitted with conference registration.
Only submissions adhering to stated guidelines will be accepted. Submissions should be limited to one per person.
Please refer to the Submission Guidelines for full instructions.
- Submission Deadlines: 2 December 2013
- Acceptance Notifications: 15 January 2014
- Early Registration Deadline: 3 February 2014 ($25 students; $55 regular)*
- Late Registrations: 17 March 2014 ($40 students; $70 regular)*
- Gender Matters Conference: 11 & 12 April 2014
*Registration fee includes access to conference proceedings including paper and panel presentations, keynote address, continental breakfasts, lunch and reception.
** Featured performance (Generation Sex) not included in conference registration fee. An additional $10 fee will be required for attendance at this performance and can be submitted with conference registration.
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