Call for Papers
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Educating Women/Womens Education In the Post-Secondary Context
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
February 8 10, 2007
Call for Papers and Presentations
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Papers and presentations are invited for a conference to be held in
Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Thursday February 8, 2007, to Saturday,
February 10, 2007, on the topic of Educating Women/Womens EducationIn
the Post-Secondary Context.
Mount Saint Vincent University, the host of this conference, has a proud
and distinctive history as a leader in innovative and creative learning
approaches with an emphasis on women, academic excellence, distinctive
programs, and a personal approach to education.
Educating Women/Womens Education will explore the education of women
within the context of twenty-first century post-secondary education in
North America and around the world. The keynote speaker is Jill Ker
Conway, former vice-president of the University of Toronto, first female
president of Smith College, and author of many books including A Womans
Education, Modern Feminism: An Intellectual History, and The Road from
The conference focus arises out of (but is by no means confined to)
questions such as the following:
· After decades of extensive feminist discussion about the
heterogeneity of the category women, is there a need for educational
institutions that are primarily or even exclusively for women?
· Is post-secondary education still gendered? Should it be?
· What are the goals of womens post-secondary education? What are
the goals of educating women?
· What would a post-secondary education of and for women be like?
· Does the sex/gender of role models, mentors, and instructors matter
in the post-secondary context?
· Has there been any global warming of chilly university climates?
· What is the role of Womens Studies in educating women?
· What is the role of feminism in educating women?
· What are the effects and the roles of co-educational institutions
in educating women?
· What are the causes, meanings and significance of the gender gap
created by the greater numbers of women than men students in post-secondary
· research papers on womens post-secondary education from the
perspectives of history, literature, or the social sciences;
· more informal workshops and discussions on experiences of womens
post-secondary educationwhether as student, instructor, administrator,
alumna, or member of the support staff; and
· philosophical and normative reflections and arguments about what
post-secondary education by, for, and of women would look like.
We are particularly interested in contributions that explore the status,
role and outcomes of post-secondary education with respect to
race/class/sexuality/ability/age diversity among women.
Presentations should be no more than twenty minutes reading time. In
addition to formal papers, we welcome proposals for alternative formats,
including panels, workshops, and media presentations.
Conference presentations will be considered for inclusion in a future
special issue of Atlantis: A Womens Studies Journal.
You may send a complete paper, or a long abstract (1000 words, plus a
bibliography), or a detailed description (1000 words) of a proposed panel
or workshop. The deadline for receipt is Friday, November 17, 2006.
Please send hard copies only to
Dr. Christine Overall
Nancys Chair in Womens Studies
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3M 2J6
Inquiries may be directed to Christine Overall at
christine.overall at msvu.ca.
In your submission, please indicate any special needs you may have.
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