[Msa-discuss] CFP: Feminist inter/Modernist Association Conference, April 3-5, 2020

Bradshaw, Melissa mbradshaw at luc.edu
Sun Mar 24 17:12:33 EDT 2019


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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 15, 2019 to feministintermodernist at gmail.com


For more information see 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

History

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

Ecology

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

Globalization



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



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Melissa Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator
Department of English
Loyola Hall 202
Loyola University Chicago
773.508.2796
mbradshaw at luc.edu<mailto:mbradshaw at luc.edu>
Associate Editor, Feminist Modernist Studies
http://tandfonline.com/action/showAxaArticles?journalCode=rfmd20
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