Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference

The deadline for submission of papers for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Student Research Conference is coming up in one month: February 25. I’d like to request that you encourage students who might have written appropriate papers to submit for this conference. This is an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to present their work in an appreciative and collegial setting; to participate in an intellectual exchange with other students and with faculty; and to compete for a cash prize. Papers from 2009 or this term, or written specifically for the competition are invited. In addition to essays, we also encourage submission of alternative forms of scholarship, including but not limited to original scripts, poetry or films with a particular feminist theoretical or critical foundation. If the feminist analysis is not overt in the creative work itself, the work should be accompanied by an essay that frames and explains the theory's application.

Please encourage your students to take part in this conference showcasing feminist concepts, theories, methods, and practices as either presenters or attendees. It's a terrific way for us to model what we do and to show the dynamism of Gender & Women's studies on campus. You might also consider giving your students an extra-credit option for attending either a student session on the day of the conference, April 8, or Lori Ginzberg’s keynote address on Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “‘A very radical proposition’: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Meanings of the Vote.” Every year, students who otherwise would not have participated exclaim at how glad they are that they did.

The call for papers and additional information can be found at: http://www.villanova.edu/artsci/gws/ecs_conference/ or by email at gws@villanova.edu.

Best regards,

Sherry Perlmutter Bowen, ECS Conference Committee

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