Womens Stories, Womens Lives: Making Sense of Experience

Venue: Sarah Lawrence College

Location: Bronxville, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 04, 2005 End Date/Time: Mar 05, 2005
Registration Date: Mar 04, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 19, 2005
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Call For Papers
Women's Stories, Women's Lives: Making Sense of Experience

On Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2005, Sarah Lawrence College will hold its seventh annual conference in honor of Women's History Month. This interdisciplinary gathering seeks to understand women's lives by examining the stories they tell about themselves and others. How have women understood their experience? What lessons have they sought to hand down? How have they found their voices in social movements, literature, the academy, the arts? How have differences of class, race, generation, ethnicity, nationality, and sexuality played out in women's lives? Do their stories reveal commonalities that transcend difference?

We welcome all proposals for papers, panels, readings, workshops, and performances that focus on women's stories and lives. We call upon scholars, artists, writers, and activists to take part in the conference. The conference is sponsored by the Sarah Lawrence graduate programs in women's history and writing.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
Autobiography and Memoir
Women's Stories in Fiction and Poetry
Oral Traditions
Storytelling through Music and Visual Arts
Biography and Social History
The Lives of Women Activists
Theorizing Experience: Materialism, Poststructuralism, Postpositivist Realism
The conference is sponsored by the Sarah Lawrence graduate programs in women's history and writing.

Key Note Speaker: Emeralda Santiago, author of five books including When I was Puerto Rican and Almost a Woman.

Proposals should be no more than 1-2 pages. Please attach brief biography or cv to your proposal. Full panels are especially encouraged.


Send Proposals to:
Tara James
Women's History Program
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10704
(914)395-2405
fax: (914)395-2663
Or email tjames@slc.edu
Deadline November 19, 2004

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1 Mead Way
Bronxville
New York
United States
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