CFP: Gender, Bodies and Technology

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“Gender, Bodies and Technology”
Interdisciplinary Conference Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Virginia Tech
April 22-24, 2010
Roanoke, Virginia

Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2009

Proposals are invited from scholars in the humanities, social and natural sciences, visual and performing arts, engineering and technology for papers, panels, new media art and performance pieces.

The proposals are expected to explore:
The technological production of gendered and racialized bodies, historical and contemporary feminist appropriations of technology in aesthetics and representations of embodiment, and the gendered implications of technology in contexts ranging from classrooms to workplaces to the Internet.

Specific topics might include, but are not limited to:
Racialized, aged and gendered bodies
Performance, new media and other creative expressions as sites for engaging/enacting/destabilizing conventions of embodiment and technology
Biopolitics and medical engineering of reproduction
Sexual identity and gender
Personal narrative and oral history as sources of embodied theorizing
New media art and feminist aesthetics

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