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Gender Studies Symposium

Call for Papers

Game On!

Gender and Sexuality in Play

 

35th ANNUAL GENDER STUDIES SYMPOSIUM

LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE

 

March 9-11, 2016

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You are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the 35th Annual Lewis & Clark College Gender Studies Symposium, March 9-11, 2016.

 This interdisciplinary symposium is designed to bring together people from academia, activism, and the arts to examine concepts of fun and play in relation to gender and sexuality.

 We are accepting proposals for individual academic papers (each lasting 15-20 minutes), full panels, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, readings, and artistic productions. Please see our explanations of the different presentation formats.  We especially welcome interactive sessions. 

All presentations examining issues of gender and sexuality will be considered, but we especially welcome those focusing on questions of play. To generate some thinking, we offer the following list of possible topics for exploration, but we stress that presentations do not need to address these areas of inquiry:

 

  • gaming culture
  • imaginary worlds and make-believe
  • toys
  • leisure, vacation, and escape
  • child’s play
  • sports
  • humor, satire, and comedy
  • adult entertainment
  • carnivals, festivals, and amusements

           

 

A call for visual art will be posted to the symposium website in January.  We are not currently accepting visual art submissions.

 Proposals must be received by 5 p.m.

Friday, November 6, 2015

 

Proposals should consist of a single PDF or Word file containing the following:

  •  presenter’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation (if relevant)
  • title of presentation
  • format of presentation  (Please consult our glossary for definitions of different types of presentations. If you are proposing something other than an individual paper to be combined with others to form a complete panel, please indicate the preferred duration of your session.  We will plan for 15-20 minutes for each presentation on a panel.) 
  • brief biographical information of presenter(s) or one-page CV (Please do not send a full CV.)
  • abstract of no more than 200 words
  •  proposal of less than 800 words
  • brief bibliography or list of sources (as relevant)
  • anticipated AV needs and any other logistical or technical requirements

If you are a student, please indicate if your presentation will be drawn from work in a course or
internship, is part of a thesis, or is based on independent research.

If submitting a full panel, please include the above information for all presenters on the panel.
If you are proposing something other than an individual paper to be combined with others to
form a complete panel, please indicate the preferred duration of your session. We will plan for
15-20 minutes for each presentation on a panel.

 Send proposals to:

Gender Studies Symposium Planning Committee
gendsymp@lclark.edu

 The planning committee will confirm receipt of proposals.  If you do not hear from the committee, then you should assume that we did not receive your proposal.

Announcement of accepted proposals will be made in December.  The full schedule will be posted to the website in early January.

Please direct questions to Kimberly Brodkin, symposium faculty director, kbrodkin@lclark.edu.