March 06, 1996

15th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Body Building:  Sexualities, Power, and Politics
March 6-8, 1996

Art Exhibit (On display throughout the symposium.)
Art of the Body


    The 1996 Gender Studies Symposium multimedia art show follows this year’s theme with painting, photography, sculpture, documentary work, ceramics, and more. Among the artists:

        * Phyllis Yes, Robert Dozano , Diane Kornberg , Robert Miller , Susan Seubert , Kristin Broten , Ted Vogel


    Wednesday, March 6, 1996

    7:30 P.M. Council Chamber Reception to Follow in Foyer
    Keynote Address: Creating a Global Solidarity Platform for Feminist Activism
    Patricia McFadden, head of Gender Division, Southern Africa Political Economy Series Trust, Zimbabwe.
    7:30 pm, Council Chamber; reception to follow in foyer.

Note: on March 7, 8, 9 and 14, the Lewis & Clark Theatre Department presents its spring main stage production of Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Stephen Weeks, in the Fir Acres Theatre. For ticket information please call (503) 768-7490.


Thursday, March 7, 1996

Panel: Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective I
    9:00 - 10:15 am, Council Chamber

Panel: Women Writers
    9:00 - 10:15 am, Thayer

Panel: Women, Biography, and Autobiography
    10:30 am - Noon, Council Chamber

Panel: Machistas, Machos/Gueras, Gingos: Transnational Gender Politics in Oaxaca
    10:30 - Noon, Thayer

Panel: Transforming Representations: Contemporary Performances of The Orestia and Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker
    Noon - 1:00 pm, Council Chamber

Shared Readings
    Sponsored by Woman’s Writing Circle
    Noon - 1:00 pm, Stamm

Panel: Perspectives on Sexual Orientation
    1:15 - 2:45 pm, Council Chamber

Panel: Private Women/Public Women in Historical Perspective
    1:15 - 2:45 pm, Thayer

Panel: Reconsidering Representations of Women
    3:00 - 4:15 pm, Council Chamber

Panel: Politics of the Female Body
    3:00 - 4:15 pm, Thayer

Panel: The Ideology of Sisterhood in the Context of British Imperialism
    3:00 - 4:15, Stamm

Fiction Reading: A Little Too Much is Enough
    Kathleen Tyau
    4:30 - 5:30 pm, Council Chamber

Roundtable: Do You Not Know That I Am A Woman? When I Think I Must Speak
    4:30 - 5:15 pm, Thayer

Expressive Movement Piece: Empowerment
    5:45 - 6:00 pm, Lower Campus Reflecting Pool

Keynote Address
The Subversive Possibilities of Woman’s Body
    Gena Corea, journalist and author
    7:30 pm, Council Chamber; reception to follow in foyer.

Our Country’s Good
    8:00 pm, Fir Acres Theatre


Friday, March 8, 1996

Panel: Transsexual Political Activism in the Pacific Northwest
9:00 - 10:15 am, Council Chamber

Panel: A Century of Accomplishment: Women in Unusual Circumstances, 1830-1930
    9:00 - 10:15 am, Thayer

Fiction Writing Workshop: Word Feast: Feeding the Muse
    Conducted by Kathleen Tyau
    10:30 - 11:45 am, Stamm

Panel: Women in Pacific Northwest History
    10:30 - 11:45 am, Thayer

Reading and Discussion: Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons
    Jane Lazarre
    Noon - 1:00 pm, Stamm

Performance Pieces: Method and Practice of Kinetic Urban Feminist Martial Arts: Combating Sexism by One With Heart
    12:30 - 1:00 pm, Council Chamber

Panel: Women in Science: Women as Scientists
    1:15 - 2:45 pm, Council Chamber

Prose and Poetry: A Dramatic Reading
    Annie Dawid, Elizabeth Beverly, Danna Schaeffer
    1:15 - 2:45 pm, Stamm

Panel : Reading the Body/Reading the Net
    3:00 - 4:15 pm, Council Chamber

Panel : Perspectives on AIDS, Gender, Sexuality, and Discourse
    3:00 - 4:15 pm, Stamm

Shared Readings
    Sponsored by Synergia
    4:30 - 5:30 pm, Stamm

Panel: Sexual Violence
    4:30 - 5:30 pm, Thayer

Keynote Address
Reclaiming Tradition: Lesbian and Gay Families in a New America
    John D’Emilio, historian and director of Policy Institute, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
    7:30 pm, Council Chamber; reception to follow in foyer.

Our Country’s Good
    8:00 pm, Fir Acres Theatre


Saturday, March 9, 1996

Panel: International Perspectives on Contemporary Literature
9:00 - 10:30 am, Council Chamber

Workshop: The Gay and Lesbian Movement: A Generation of Social Change
    Conducted by John D’Emilio
    9:00 - 10:30 am, Stamm

Panel: Gender, Sexuality, and the Law
    10:45 am- Noon, Council Chamber

Panel: Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective II
    10:45 am - Noon, Thayer

Workshop: Women with Disabilities: An Attitude Awareness Workshop
    10:45 am - Noon, Stamm

Panel: Gender and Society
    12:15 - 1:30 pm, Thayer

Roundtable: Gender Roles in Russia
    12:15 - 1:30 pm, Stamm

Roundtable: Beyond Beijing: A Report Back from the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women
    1:45 - 3:00 pm, Council Chamber

Panel: The Out/Skirts of Fashioning Identity: reDressing Gendered Bodies in Transnational Imaginaries
    1:45 - 3:00 pm, Thayer

Panel Discussion: Voices from the Middle: Perspectives, Stories, and New Directions for Research on Adolescent Girls
    1:45 - 3:00 pm, Stamm

Slides/Discussion: Framing Hillary: Gender and Politics in the Editorial Cartoons
    3:15 - 5:00 pm, Council Chamber

Production: Our Country’s Good
    8:00 pm, Fir Acres Theatre

For more information about this conference, call (503) 768-7381 or 768-7613.