The Women’s Studies and Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is proud to present SEWSA 2014: The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism. The conference will be held on UNCW’s campus on March 27-29, 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to Wilmington!
The past few years have marked the anniversary of a number of landmark moments, publications and legislation crucial to feminism, including the passage of Roe v. Wade, the publication of The Feminine Mystique and The Bell Jar, and the legalization of birth control. What potential do we have for new creation when we revisit historical, cultural, and physical space? SEWSA 2014 provides a forum to analyze, discuss, and represent diverse histories, theories, and actions that revisit and reexamine feminisms. The conference invites conversations surrounding The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism that are transformative in the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality. The conference will foster a vigorous, open and inclusive dialogue about different avenues to change and transformation. Reflections on changes in feminisms, and all forms of political action, from rage to compromise, will be considered. All disciplines and levels of scholarship are welcome.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Waves, Storms, Backlash
- Decades of Discontent (action between the waves)
- Re-examining and exploring the legacy of landmark moments and people
- The Gendered Culture of Play
- Re-envisioning Masculinity
- The Personal is Political
- Trends and Waves
- Diaspora and Homelands
- The Present and Future of Gender Studies
- New Media and Technologies
- Personal Reflections of Feminism