[Msa-discuss] Deadline Extended: CFP for Feminist inter/Modernist Studies Association Conference

Bradshaw, Melissa mbradshaw at luc.edu
Wed Jul 10 18:48:07 EDT 2019

Due to popular demand we have extended the deadline for FiMA2 until July 31, 2019


FiMA 2

Feminist Revolutions: Literature, History, Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, 1870-1970

April 3-5, 2020 Loyola University Chicago

With keynotes by:

Susan Manning, Northwestern University, author of Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion

Miriam Thaggert, University of Iowa, author of Images of Black Modernism: Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance

Submit proposals of approx 200 words for individual papers, 500 words for panels and roundtables by July 31, 2019 to feministintermodernist at gmail.com<mailto:feministintermodernist at gmail.com>

For more information see www.fimassociation.org<http://www.fimassociation.org>

The Feminist inter/Modernist Association invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on topics related to work by and/or about women, gender, and sexuality for our second interdisciplinary conference. Feminist Revolutions is open to a wide range of inquiries from various disciplinary perspectives—art history; race and gender; media and cultural studies; archival studies; literature; and history.

The inter/Modernist period was a time of sweeping feminist revolution, from political revolutions such as suffrage to cultural, artistic, and social revolutions in the U.S., U.K. and worldwide. Our theme of “revolutions” invokes revolutions variously and literally, but also addresses the cycles and circles in feminist thought and practice.

Because the conference coincides with the centenary of the passage of the 19th Amendment in the United States, we invite papers, panels, and roundtables for a thematic track that critically examines a wide range of issues and concerns associated with the 19th Amendment and its legacy. (See Suggested Topics on Suffrage below.) Histories of suffrage have generally privileged white affluent women, but this conference takes as its starting point the knowledge that all classes, races, and genders labored for the cause. In engaging with a fraught and long history of the fight for suffrage not only in the United States, but worldwide, we hope to complicate our understanding of the multiple narratives that are (or should be) attached to this revolutionary time and beyond. We encourage both scholarly and pedagogical approaches.

Suggested Topics:

Politics, Activism, Organization, Legislature

Literary, Artistic, and Cultural Forms

Archiving women/women as archivists


Embodiment/Corporeality (health, reproduction, contraception, surveillance, dis/ability, technology, pleasure)

Publishing (newspapers, little magazines, pamphlets, books)

Performance (dance, drama, poetry reading, pageantry, street performance, vaudeville)

Women in sport (tennis, cycling, mountaineering)

Media (photography, film, radio, documentary, visual and plastic arts)

Girl Power


Collaborations (friendships, alliances, organizations)

Disability (rights, representations)

LBTGQ (rights, representations, definitions of)

Race (rights, representations, definitions of)

Women’s Innovations in Science, Medicine, and Industry


Suggested Topics on Suffrage and Other Revolutions:

The various forms of feminist revolution that contributed to the passage of the 19th Amendment

The work of the early 20th century suffragists in shaping the work of second wave feminism and the Civil Rights movement

The indispensable roles women of color have played in the history of women’s rights and the subsequent historical erasure of their contributions

Women activists building revolutionary alliances across race and class differences

Tensions between the ideology of revolution and the practice of revolution

Global responses and contributions of working class women to suffrage

Archiving suffrage activism

Cultural, literary, and artistic representations of suffrage

Women in other revolutions (the Russian revolution, workers’ rights, socialist, communist)

Women’s liberation movements around the globe

More information at fimassociation.org


Melissa Bradshaw, PhD.
Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator
Department of English
Loyola Hall 202
Loyola University Chicago
mbradshaw at luc.edu
Associate Editor and Book Review Editor, Feminist Modernist Studies

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