11 November 2010

Call for Papers: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Missouri and the Midwest

Post date: 11 November 2010
Deadline: 6 December 2010

The Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis invites papers, presentations, and panels that confront and interrogate the gendered, raced, and/or sexualized positions of individuals and groups in political, legal, historical, social, educational, and creative arenas in the state of Missouri and the other states in the Midwest from the pre-colonial period through the 1820 Missouri Compromise to the present day.

We encourage presentations from those working in history; law; literature and language; composition, rhetoric, and literacy studies; cultural studies; girls' studies; political science; economics; sociology; social work; criminology and criminal justice; psychology; anthropology; media and film studies; art history; medicine; and the biological sciences. We also encourage topics for panels.

Possible topics include:

  • Slave narratives
  • Interracial social and political relationships
  • Missouri’s literary and artistic heritage
  • Slavery, sexuality and science
  • Same-sex marriage and partner rights
  • Queer cultures and practices
  • Bi-racial identities
  • Women and minorities in political office
  • Women’s and/or Men’s Clubs
  • Race, gender, and/or sexuality in the arts
  • Queer cultures and practices
  • Economic opportunities and obstacles
  • Archives on race, gender and sexuality
  • Whiteness and power
  • Business successes
  • Grass roots activism
  • Gender, Race, Crime and Justice
  • Literacy Masculinity and blackness
  • Women as slave holders
  • Quilting & domestic arts
  • Motherhood and maternity
  • Fatherhood and paternity
  • Girlhood and boyhood
  • Ethnicity and discriminatory practices
  • Gender, race, and educational policies
  • Biographical studies of race and gender pioneers
  • Laws and policies based on race and/or gender
  • Segregation/desegregation laws and policies

We also invite the submission of creative or historical projects strongly related to the conference topic. If you propose this kind of project, please be specific about technical and space requirements.

Proposal Submissions

•Send 350-500-word proposals or abstracts to compromising@umsl.edu. Please use abstract submission form.

•Proposals should include title, contact information, and institutional affiliation

•Student papers are welcome

•The deadline for submitting proposals is December 6, 2010.

•Selected presenters will be notified by late January 2011 and must register for the conference by February 28 to be included in the program.

Dr. Kathleen Butterly Nigro
Gender Studies Program
The University of Missouri--St. Louis
211 Clark Hall
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Email: compromising@umsl.edu

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