Starting Date: 03-29-2006
Ending Date: 03-31-2006
Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
United StatesSponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro is organizing a conference to examine how the arts can be used for social and political action. This includes examining how expressive mediums of all types--dance, theatre, music, film, literature, visual arts, animation, puppetry, and other forms—are used to raise social consciousness and rethink identity norms such as of gender, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, in political protest, or to incite violence and encourage intolerance.
We seek proposals for papers, panels, lecture/demonstrations, workshops, performances, and presentations in innovative formats addressing the nexus of the arts and social activism informed by feminist and gender perspectives.
We hope to stimulate interest in the arts as they intersect or converge with social and political concerns, whether it be within the arts professions or in the broader community.
The conference committee is interested in a range of research methodologies and analytic techniques, interdisciplinary approaches, and intersections.
Featured events include a residency/performance by the Guerilla Girls on Tour and a new play from the North Carolina Touring Theatre Ensemble. The Guerilla Girls on Tour’s performance, “Feminists Are Funny”, will be the culmination of a two-day residency that includes a poster/performance workshop “From Attitude to Activism”, and “Street Theatre Tactics,” a workshop for anyone interested in exploring creating short dramatic pieces to be used as a protest tool. Mexican filmmaker Maria Novaro will be present for a discussion of her film Without Trace.
We welcome proposals for presentations from faculty, artists, students, and community activists working in any area of research or artistic medium. Papers or proposals on Hispanic, African American, Asian-American and Native American women and from other ethnic and global perspectives are encouraged.
Deadline - Postmarked or emailed by December 1, 2005. Email is strongly preferred. Proposals should follow the instructions below and should be sent to:
Creative Action: Gender and the Arts
Women’s and Gender Studies
200 Foust, UNCG
Greensboro, NC 27402
Geographical Scope: State