Feminisms and Popular Culture

The Southern Connecticut State University Women’s Studies Program  Celebrates Our
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference: “Feminisms and Popular Culture” To be held on
Saturday, April 4, 2009, at SCSU Deadlinefor Proposals: Friday, February 13,
2009  SCSU Women’s Studies Program invites graduate students in any discipline
working toward a Master’s or a Ph.D. to submit proposals for presentation. Graduate
students from all academic institutions and disciplines, or areas of feminist
research and activism are encouraged to contribute proposals. The conference theme
will be the effects of pop culture on feminism and feminism on pop culture.  We are
seeking presentations that address issues such as (but not limited to): How can we
use popular culture to promote a feminist agenda?What feminist voices are missing in
pop culture?What new methods or technologies are feminists using to make their voices
heard?How has popular culture changed relative to feminist action?How are women and
girls getting ideas about their own womanhood from popular culture, and where can
they find alternative images?What are some examples of successful feminists
interaction with popular culture?Who are ultimately the creators of and gatekeepers
to popular images of masculinity and femininity?What issues should be in the popular
consciousness, and how can feminists promote them?How is feminism represented (or
misrepresented) in popular culture?  Students in all academic fields are welcome and
encouraged to contribute. Proposals for presentation may take any form: lecture,
workshop, roundtable, art display, etc. Possible submission formats may include
photos, data or audio CD’s, videos or DVD’s, audio tapes, photo copies, or
traditional abstracts. Please include any technology needs. All
proposals should include the presenter’s name, affiliation, and contact information.
If interested in moderating a panel or round table, please indicate so in the
submission. Registration fee is $10.00 for students and $20.00 for faculty.
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and beverage breaks. Please send or e-mail
proposals to:        Women’s Studies Graduate Conference                            
Women’s Studies Program, ENG B229Southern Connecticut State University501 Crescent
StreetNew Haven, CT 06515-1355Phone: (203) 392-6133Fax: (203) 392-6723Email:

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