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CALL FOR PAPERS FALL 2014

2014-06-15 20:01:49 / News read 2557 reading

GENDER AND TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN IN EUROPE WORKSHOP

NYU CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES

CALL FOR PAPERS FALL 2014

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 15, 2014

The GENDER and TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN IN EUROPE Workshop

— a joint project from New York University and the Network of East-West Women –

invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for Fall 2014 at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.

This fall marks yet another commemoration in Europe: twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of socialist states. We would like to use this moment to consider both how "revolution" is gendered and how feminist scholarship of this process has evolved in the last two decades. In other words, we are interested in analyzing the relationship between gender and revolution from many directions: not only how is revolution gendered, but also how can gender change itself be revolutionary? Further, how can gender analysis itself of the last twenty-five years in Europe revolutionize scholarship Finally, to what extent was there a "revolution"?

As is our usual practice, we are looking for speakers to discuss gender, gender and class, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia. For Fall 2014 we are particularly (but not only) interested in speakers addressing topics such as the role of gender in the democratization process; gender and state socialism, the recent reemergence of gendered, nationalist politics; the role of women in post-socialist revolutions, such as the ongoing conflict in Ukraine; the gendered impact of economic collapse; campaigns against feminism and gender studies; gender, immigration, and integration. Our focus is on the postcommunist countries of East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia, and in Europe and the European Union more widely. Recent workshop topics have included: Gender-based discrimination in Turkey; Roma, Jewish, and German post-Holocaust memory; Post-socialist media and women politicians in the Bulgaria, Estonia, and Romania; the Euromaidan in Ukraine. For a complete list of past presentation see the link below.
The workshop is an informal and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists who have been meeting for more than 20 years and are knowledgeable about the region. This is the perfect space to present recent theoretical and/or critical work, empirical research, and critical and scholarly reflections on your activism.

We offer a small honorarium; however, we regret that we cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City.

For more information – and details about how to propose a talk – seehttp://gendertransformationeurope.wordpress.com/how-to-propose-a-talk-2/.

For any questions please contact: Mara Lazda (maralazda@bcc.cuny.edu) or Janet Johnson (johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu)

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Mikhala Stein
Assistant Director
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
New York University

285 Mercer Street, 7th Floor

New York, New York 10003

Telephone (Direct): +1.212.998.3839
Fax: 212.995.4188
Email: mikhala.stein@nyu.edu

 

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