Feminism and Hip Hop - National Conference

Starting Date: 04-07-2005
Ending Date: 04-09-2005
Address

University Of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
United States
Description
FEMINISM AND HIP HOP
A Conference Exploring the Impact of Hip Hop on the
Sexual, Gender, and Racial Consciousness of a
Generation

Thursday, APRIL 7 through Saturday, April 9, 2005


Conference Theme

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
at the University of Chicago will host a national
conference on the topic of hip hop and
feminism. The conference will provide a forum for
scholars, students, artists, activists, community
members, and members of the media interested
in analyzing the relevancy of feminist agendas to the
hip hop generation. The event will highlight the work
of scholars, activists, and artists across the country
who are fighting for progressive representations of
women in hip hop culture as they reshape feminist
discourse and politics.


Confirmed Participants

Moya Bailey, Yvonne Bynoe, Hazel Carby, Rosa Clemente,
Alison Duke, Melyssa Ford, Farah Jasmine Griffin,
Tamika Guishard, Beverly Guy-Sheftall,
Byron Hurt, Cheryl Keyes, Jessica Care Moore, Joan
Morgan, Marcyliena Morgan,Mark Anthony Neal, Kim
Osorio, Imani Perry, Gwendolyn Pough, Rachel
Raimist, Rokafella, Tricia Rose, and Akiba Solomon


Conference Schedule

THURSDAY EVENING FILM SCREENINGS AND DISCUSSION WITH
DIRECTORS
Hip Hop Gurlz (Director: Tamika Guishard); Booty
Nation (Director: Alison Duke); Nobody Knows My Name
(Director: Rachel Raimist)

FRIDAY PANELS AND PLENARIES
Graduate Student Work on Hip Hop
Hip Hop Archive
Progressive Women's Caucus
From Blues to Hip Hop: Rethinking Black Women's
Sexuality
Feminism and Hip Hop

SATURDAY PANELS
Media Representations of Women in Hip Hop
Sexuality and Agency in Hip Hop
Masculinity, Heterosexism, and Hip Hop
Feminism, Politics and Hip Hop on the Ground

SATURDAY EVENING PERFORMANCES
Jessica Care Moore
Rockafella
Other Artists

This event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required. To register, visit our
website at csrpc.uchicago.edu. The deadline
for registration is March 18, 2005.

For additional information about the conference
contact the Center for theStudy of Race, Politics and
Culture at (773) 702-8063 or csrpc@uchicago.edu
or visit our website: csrpc.uchicago.edu.
Persons with disabilities who may need assistance
should contact the Center in advance of the
event.

The "Feminism and Hip Hop" conference is made possible
in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities
Council, the National Endowment for the
Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly. The
views expressed during the conference do not
necessarily represent those of the Illinois
Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the
Humanities or the Illinois General Assembly.

Funding for the conference was also provided by the
Center for Gender Studies, the Committee on Cinema and
Media Studies, the Department of Music, the
International House Global Voices Program, the Office
of Minority Student Affairs, the Organization of Black
Students, and University Theater.

Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture
At the University of Chicago

FEMINISM AND HIP HOP CONFERENCE
Thursday, APRIL 7 through Saturday, April 9, 2005

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: February 15,
2005

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
at the University of Chicago will host a national
conference on the topic of hip hop and
feminism. The conference will provide a forum for
scholars, students, artists, activists, community
members, and members of the media interested
in analyzing the relevancy of feminist agendas to the
hip hop generation. The event will highlight the work
of scholars, activists, and artists across the country
who are fighting for progressive
representations of women in hip hop culture as they
reshape feminist discourse and politics.

A segment of this conference has been designed to
feature the work of 9-12 graduate students whose work
is directly related to the conference theme of
feminism and hip hop. Attending to the social,
political and cultural forces that affect feminism and
hip hop such as oral and visual media,
religion, sexuality, activism, education, and
language, we expect thatthese papers will
appropriately engage and challenge prior scholarship
and most importantly, represent the future direction
of hip hop and feminist studies. Graduate student
panels will be held on Friday, April 8th in
the morning.

Interested graduate students should submit an abstract
and bio. Abstracts must be 500 words or less, and
they should include the title of the
paper, a brief bio and description of your current
work and interests in graduate school, and contact
information (name, institutional affiliation,
department, year in graduate school, and e-mail
address). All abstracts should be submitted as a
Microsoft Word document that includes double-spacing,
12 point Times New Roman font, and a header with your
name and page numbers. Conference presentations will
be approximately 20 minutes.

Abstracts should either be mailed to The Center for
the Study or Race, Politics and Culture, Hip Hop and
Feminism Abstracts, 5733 S. University Ave, Chicago,
IL 60637 or sent via e-mail

All abstracts must be received by 5:00 p.m. CST on
February 15, 2005.
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