Call for Papers
The Critical Feminist Studies Division of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) invites submissions for the 11th Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago at Columbia College, May 23-26, 2013, Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts. This year, the Division seeks presentations that address the conference theme at the intersections of feminism, disciplinarity, Cultural Studies and the Arts.
Some topics include, but are not limited to:
- feminist art/aesthetics and Cultural Studies
- critical feminisms addressing the Arts and Cultural Studies
- relationships between the Arts and feminist Cultural Studies
- feminist cultural studies as an approach to art, aesthetics and artistic practices
- new methodologies of critical feminisms that include the Arts
- disciplinary and departmental considerations for critical feminist studies
- the freedoms and limitations of critical feminisms beyond disciplines
- the affective labor, professional expectations, and potential career limitations of critical feminisms and feminist Cultural Studies as "beyond" discipline
- conversely, the cultural, political and theoretical debts owed to critical feminisms for getting beyond disciplines
- what it means to now be beyond interdisciplinary
Critical Feminist Studies dedicates itself to work that builds upon, even as it critiques, the institutions and practices of Women's and Gender Studies, focusing in particular on transnational formations and movements, queer and sexuality studies, and politics, practices, and representations.
One of the aims of the Division is to maintain a collegial space for the ideas and initiatives of graduate students and junior faculty within Cultural Studies. It is the largest Division within CSA.
All Divisions of the CSA are permitted to submit two (2) panels consisting of four (4) presenters. Acceptance to a Division panel, then, guarantees your acceptance to the conference and entails the benefits of Division membership, representation and any financial support that may be available. We are currently working on securing financial opportunities for travel grants and a small award to be presented at future annual meetings.
To submit, include the following:
Deadline for proposals: February 10. Apologies in advance for the short turn-around time, but we look forward to your participation! Please send proposals or any questions to: Sarah L. Rasmusson, Division Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation
- Title of paper/presentation
- Abstract (about 500 words)
Chair: Sarah L. Rasmusson
Critical Feminist Studies dedicates itself to work that builds upon, even as it critiques, the institutions and practices of Women's and Gender Studies, focusing in particular on a historical approach to feminisms and feminist theory, transnational formations and movements, queer and sexuality studies, and politics, practices, and representations. Some of the emergent, interdisciplinary areas of inquiry include girls, disability and transsexuality. One of the aims of the Division is to open up a critical space for the ideas and initiatives of young scholars and junior faculty within Cultural Studies.