CFP: Women and Creativity, Nov. 3-5, 2011, BYU

11 Jun

Thanks to Rachel Cope for passing this along!


Brigham Young University

Women’s Studies

Invites proposals for the conference:


Conference date: November 3-5, 2011

Throughout history, women have strived to demonstrate their ability to create lasting literary or artistic works, to find new ways of expressing themselves, to better our world through valuable research and innovative thinking. This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to examine issues related broadly to women and creativity and to bring together faculty and advanced students interested in sharing research on women in the arts, literature and sciences.  We invite proposals from literature, visual and performing arts, philosophy, religion, law, social studies, anthropology, sciences, and public health.

Possible themes:

  • Literature by women authors
  • Women artists, women in the arts
  • The Muse
  • Creativity transmitted by women
  • Representations of women authors or artists in literature, visual arts, popular culture
  • Women as promoters of scientific progress
  • Women in modernity
  • Women in education/pedagogy
  • Women and nursing
  • Social/Historical perspectives

We invite faculty interested in the conference to submit 300-word abstracts for individual papers on these subjects or other related themes. Advanced students should submit both a 100-word abstract, and an 8-10-page paper. Submissions should be sent by August 15, 2011 to

Submissions should include:

a) author(s), b) academic affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) (for students) an 8-10 page paper.

E-mails should include in the subject box: WSC Abstract Submission.

Each presenter will have 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by 10 minutes for discussions. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.


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