College of Liberal Arts

CFP: "(Re)Membering the Body" Graduate Student Conference

Tue, Dec 3, 2013

The Center for Women's & Gender Studies (CWGS) graduate student run conference offers both undergraduate and graduate students at any recognized university the opportunity to share their research highlighting issues in women's, gender, and/or sexuality studies with the students and faculty affiliates of CWGS, The University of Texas at Austin community, and CWGS community partners. We invite individual papers, artistic posters, performance pieces, and panel submissions from participants in any discipline whose research pertains to any topic in women's, gender, and/or sexuality studies.

We especially welcome submissions related to CWGS's 2013-2014 annual theme, "(Re)Membering the Body"

What are the limits of history and memory? How do we remember/recover that which the archive has erased? What are the implications of embodied history, embodied storytelling, embodied memory?  We invite proposals for papers or posters that address these questions (or pose related ones) using the lenses of gender, race, sexuality, ability, performance or other feminist, womanist, queer or anti-racist methodologies.  

Students proposing individual presentations (15 minutes) on any topic must submit: (1) 250 word abstract (2) Participant Application and Brief Biography. Students proposing a panel presentation are to submit an abstract of the panel along with the required materials for individual papers as listed above. For panel submissions, please limit the number of participants to four maximum. All submissions can be made here:

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2013 (priority), January 15, 2014 (final)

Registration: UT Students $15.00, Non-UT Students: $30.00

Keynote Event: We are delighted to have Sharon Bridgforth, award-winning poet, activist and organizer, conducting the keynote address on memory, history, language and (re)membering. 

For more information, contact conference organizer Natassja Gunasena at

*For more information on the WGS Portfolio Program visit:

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