Call for Papers: Women & Power Conference

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Mon, 3 Aug 1998 06:19:50 -0700 (PDT)


CALL FOR PAPERS/ PRESENTATIONS/ PANELS
     
Women and Power Conference
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
     
February 18-20, 1999
     
Elaine Brown and Ninotchka Rosca
Keynote speakers
     
Activist and writer Elaine Brown, in 1974, became the first and
only woman to lead the Black Panther Party. Today she supports survival
programs developed by the Panthers and is working to set up a model
education center for African-American and poor children. *A Taste of
Power: A Black Woman's Story* is her autobiographical memoir.
     
Ninotchka Rosca, activist and author of five books, is founding
chair of the Gabriela Network, a Phillipine-U.S. women's solidarity
organization working against the trafficking of women, including the
mail-order bride industry. A political prisoner under the Marcos regime,
today Rosca is the Phillipines' preeminent novelist and recipient of the
1993 American Book Award for excellence in literature.
     
200-500 word abstracts due by 10/1/98, selections announced by 11/1.
Session topics at this point are generic: Women and ... crime; business;
AIDS; in children's literature; detective fiction; education issues;
film; health issues; the Holocaust; humor; mental health; the
physical/biological sciences; science fiction; relationship violence;
Europe and the Francophone World; labor relations; literature; patronage
and power; race & class; spirituality; analysis of drama and theater;
feminist theory; sexuality; inequality and the law; and German women
artists.
     
Address inquiries about the sessions and abstracts to the conference
coordinator at the following address and I will send a flyer with all
pertinent information. Please include your complete mailing address.
     
                jaeller@frank.mtsu.edu
                (615)898-2125 or (615)898-5910
                (615)898-2125 FAX
or
                Jackie Eller
                Box 126 MTSU
                Murfreesboro, TN 37132


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