17th annual Isom Student Gender Conference ~ “In/Visibility” ~ Call for Papers

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by kcozart

The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Isom Student Gender Conference (ISGC) in the spring of 2017. The ISGC is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th through Friday, March 31ston the campus of The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. This Call for Papers invites both undergraduate and graduate student scholars, writers, and activists to participate.

The 2017 conference theme is In/Visible. We invite participants to question notions of “visibility” in their disciplines of study, society, and personal experience. What aspects of gender and sexuality are rendered invisible or perceived as being unspeakable in our communities, both public and private? What forces combine to make certain experiences, or citizens, or perspectives invisible?  What means of resistance have been invented to combat such forces of erasure?  All these questions inform our theme of In/Visible.

Papers from all disciplines, along with creative writing projects such as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are welcome. Proposals for roundtable discussions that center on community building, advocacy, and social change both on and off the campus through the arts, social media, and student engagement with broader communities are encouraged. A small number of travel grants will be made available to non-UM students.

Civil rights attorney Roberta Kaplan will be the keynote speaker for this year’s conference; her title is “It’s All About Edie, Stupid.” Other highlights include an opening night address and presentation by Emmy nominated writer, actor, and gaming maven Ashly Burch and a lecture by Southern queer performance artist Julianna Huxtable on Thursday.

A small number of travel grants will be made available to non-UM students.

Please submit a three hundred word abstract by February 1st, 2017 to:

Click here to submit abstract
Download Call for Papers PDF

For additional information or questions, feel free to contact us at isomctr@olemiss.edu or call (662) 915-5916.