Bodies in Negotiation: rethinking dangers and pleasures in the 21st century


Annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference
Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the WGSS programs of Gettysburg College, Dickinson College, and Franklin & Marshall College

Saturday, April 2, 2016
8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg PA

THEME: “Bodies in Negotiation: rethinking dangers and pleasures in the 21st century”
DEADLINE for submitting proposals: December 1, 2015

The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, announces its Annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference and solicits proposals for the conference on April 2, 2016 at Gettysburg College.

The theme of this conference is “Bodies in Negotiation: rethinking dangers and pleasures in the 21st century. The scope of this conference is to investigate the many ways systems of criminal justice, migration, sex work, care work, ability, renegotiate feminist understandings of the interplay between Dangers and Pleasures. This year’s conference calls for papers, panels, and creative work that address the interaction between danger and pleasure through topics that include but are not limited to “incarceration and carceral protectionism/humanitarianism”; “sex work, trafficking, and migration”; “Gender identity, gender non-conformity, and gender violence”; “sexuality, race, and gender.” We seek papers and proposals from across the disciplines and inter-disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, critical race studies, literary studies, American studies, transnational/global studies, film studies, and of course women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Denise E. Brennan, associate professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University
Possible topics include:

  • Care work
  • Disability
  • Police Violence
  • Incarceration
  • Migration
  • Media and Social Media
  • Mental Health, Public Health
  • Sex Work
  • Pornography
  • Sex Positivity
  • BDSM
  • Gender Identity
  • Trans*

Please send a one page (250-word) proposal by Tuesday, December 1 to Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC (kathy.missildine@fandm.edu).

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.
At the top of your proposal, include the following contact information:

  1. Full name of presenter(s); if a panel, include all panelists’ names
  2. Institution or place of study or employment
  3. Position (student/undergraduate or graduate, faculty, etc.)
  4. Email address
  5. Mailing address

For further questions, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC (kathy.missildine@fandm.edu), 717-291-4282, or Lidia HwaSoon Anchisi, associate professor of Italian and chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Gettysburg College (hanchisi@gettysburg.edu).