March 08, 2000

19th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Gender and Popular Culture
March 8-10, 2000

Art Exhibit


The 2000 Gender Studies Symposium Art Exhibition explored issues of gender, poverty, and health through a variety of artistic media. Artwork came from many corners of our community: Lewis & Clark students, staff, and faculty, as well as artists from the Portland community and beyond. Each artist brought his or her unique visual voice to these compelling issues.


Gender and Popular Culture

Wednesday, March 8

      9 - 10:30 A.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
      Roundtable, Sacred Monsters in Their Prime: Riffs on Gender and Popular Culture

      9 - 10:30 A.M., STAMM
      Workshop, Is It Sex, Gender, or Autogynephilia?

      10:45 A.M. - NOON, COUNCIL CHAMBER
      Panel, Masculinity in Literature and Film

      10:45 - NOON, STAMM
      Discussion, May I/WE Have the Pleasure?: Gender Balance in Partner Dancing

      12:15 - 1:15 P.M., STAMM
      Reading/discussion, How True Are Memoirs?

      12:15 - 1:15 P.M., THAYER
      Roundtable, What Is Pop Culture?

      1:30 - 2:45 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
      Panel, Gender Portrayals in Music Videos

      1:30 - 2:45 P.M., THAYER
      Panel, Contradictions of the Body: Perspectives on Prostitution, Eating Disorders, and Stripping

      3 - 4:30 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
      Panel, Missing Women:  Literature, History, and Film Reexamined

      3 - 4:15 P.M., THAYER
      Informal discussion, “Dreamworlds” with filmmaker Sut Jhally

      7:30 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
      Keynote Address: Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity
      Sut Jhally, video producer and professor or communication, University of Massachusetts


Thursday, March 9

    9 - 10:15 A.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
    Panel, Interpreting Gender Messages:  Mouthwash, Magazines, and Milk

    9 - 10:15 A.M., THAYER
    Panel, Stories of Sisterhood From the World Wide Web and the Wedding Party

    Panel, Feminist Perspectives on Film

    10:30 A.M. - 11:45 A.M., THAYER
    Panel, Mythic Women: From the First Female to “The Guiding Light”

    NOON - 1 P.M., STAMM
    Roundtable, What Is Feminism?

    NOON - 1 P.M., STAMM
    Roundtable, Popular Culture and Gender in Art: Visual Record of a Time–Or Just Being “Cool”?

    1:15 - 2:45 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
    Panel, Waifs, Housewives, and Tommy Boys:  A Discussion of Gendered Elements in Print Advertising

    1:15 - 2:45 P.M., THAYER
    Panel, International Perspectives on Communism, Gender, and the Family

    3 - 4:15 P.M., THAYER
    Panel, Gendered Fictions: Utopias, Revolutionary Ideology, and Cold War Spectacle

    3 - 4:15 P.M., STAMM
    Panel, Girls’ Initiative Network: Sisters Communicating for Realistic Representations of Girls and Women

    4:30 - 5:30 P.M., FIR ACRES THEATRE, BLACK BOX
    Performance, Corpsfem

    4:30 - 6:00 P.M., STAMM
    Dramatic reading, Women of Courage: Inspiring Stories From the Women Who Lived Them




    Keynote Address: Growing Up Female With the Mass Media

    Susan Douglas, author of Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female With the Mass Media, and professor of communication, Univeristy of Michigan

Friday, March 10

        9 - 10:15 A.M., THAYER
        Panel, Women in Sports Advertising

        9 - 10:15 A.M., STAMM
        Informal discussion with Susan Douglas

        10:30 A.M. - NOON, COUNCIL CHAMBER
        Panel, Peer Pressure: An Interdisciplinary Session Exploring Women’s Responses to Popular Culture in Early 20th-Century Europe

        10:30 A.M. - NOON, STAMM
        Panel, Rhetoric of Women

        12:15 - 1 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
        Panel, Women’s Work for the Environment:  Art, Music, Poetry, and Activism

        12:15 - 1:15 P.M., STAMM
        Roundtable, Polyamory: A Stirfry of Radical Thoughts

        1:15 - 2:45 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
        Panel, Reports on Gender From the Post-Colonial World

        1:30 - 2:45 P.M., THAYER
        Panel, Coming of Age Under Patriarchy

        3 - 4:30 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
        Videos/discussion with Portland filmmakers, Gender, Culture, and the Stories Films Tell

        3 - 4:30 P.M., THAYER
        Panel, Pushing the Boundaries: Sexual Ambiguity in Fiction

        4:45 - 6:15 P.M., COUNCIL CHAMBER
        Music/discussion, Dear Nora Presents: Reaction to Women in Rock