The 2016 Conference De-story the Joint will be hosted by a group of Queensland universities: the Committee is led by Dr Margaret Henderson(University of Queensland) and Dr Sharon Bickle (University of Southern Queensland).
De/storying the Joint is a reference to the Australian feminist activist collective, Destroy the Joint. We are interested in capturing this activist energy as well as the way feminism seeks to ‘destroy the joint' by de-storying narratives.
We take De/storying as a theme for this conference as a site for questioning the discursive frameworks surrounding the construction of gender and sexuality, and an invitation to broadly reinterpret the political, social, cultural, literary and economic issues facing feminists.
INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: (20 mins)
Possible areas of inquiry include (but are not limited to):
Women and institutions
Women and leadership
Narrativising women’s lives
Reclaiming women’s lives/practices
Gender/Sexuality: roles, scripts and ideologies
Constructions of mothers and motherhood
Feminism and disability
Feminism and activism/social media
Literature and gender/sexuality
Film/social media and gender/sexuality
Stories by/about women
Seeing feminism: gender/sexuality and the visual
Designing a feminist future
PANEL PROPOSALS: (1 hour)
We invite conference delegates to propose panels for the conference. We welcome panels that address the theme in the widest sense: as expressed in literary and cultural forms, for social issues, in regard to representations and circulating discourses, in relation to others and to each other, and to ourselves.
Email panel and individual proposals (including 200 word- maximum - panel blurb and brief bio) to: Sharon.email@example.com by 29 February. Presenters will be notified by mid-March.
The panel titles and convenor contact details will be circulated via the AWGSA listserve. [Panel proposers are also encouraged to independently solicit speakers and abstracts].
From the AWGSA 2014 Conference Committee
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