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"Unpacking the Indigenous Female Body" - NEW Deadline February 12th 2010

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Call for Papers - NEW Deadline February 12th 2010

"Unpacking the Indigenous Female Body"

We welcome submissions from Graduate Students and Professors from Gender, Sexuality,and Women's Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, NativeAmerican Studies, Contemporary Arts, Sociology, Humanities, Communications, Philosophy, Film, Art History and more!

Areas of research to consider: The representation of Indigenous woman in Literature,Anthropology, Television, Marketing, Mythology, Pop Culture, as EarthPrincesses, 

Eco-goddess, Kitsch, Airport Dollies, Product Icons, in the medical field, public service oroffice, as political leaders, lawyers, doctors or Indian chiefs, old images,new images, imagined or conceptualized - "Unpacking the Indigenous Female Body"is attempting to celebrate and critically locate Indigenous women in ALL areasof thought and culture making. "Unpacking" is interested in abstracts from alldisciplines. Presentations are between 15-20 minutes.

Where:           Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC Canada

When:             April 23rd and April 24, 2010

Submit:            Abstracts (300-500 words) with your name, institutional affiliation, email contact, phonenumber, and paper title to:

Dana Claxton, the Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair in Women Studies at Simon Fraser University willlead the critical discussions as Moderator. She looks forward to yourcontributions to a much needed and desired macro-conversation concerning Indigenous Womanhood and representation.

We will celebrate the creative performance works of Lori Blondeau and Skeena Reece, who are Canada's leading performance artists. Both artists will be creating newworks that respond to the film, "A Man Called Horse." Professor Claxton's current research engages with the film trilogy of "A Man Called Horse" and therepresentation of Lakota woman, spirituality and community in these works.

Hulleah J.Tsinhnahjinnie Director of the C.N. Gorman Museum and Assistant Professor in the Department of Native American Studies at University of California (Davis) will present the keynote address on broader issues concerning Indigenous womanhood and representation.


Circulate Widely!

Dana Claxton

Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair

Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Simon Fraser University

Canada, V5A 1S6






Esther Harrison

RWWP Outreach Coordinator
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies 
SimonFraser University 
AQ 5095 - 8888 University Drive
Canada, V5A 1S6 

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