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27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities (click here for the Conference webpage)

November 1-3, 2012

UWG Campus Center

Draft Gender Studies Panels *Subject to Change*


Friday, November 2: Session 1, 8:30-10 am

Panel 3 – Gender Studies 1: Gender and Sexuality on Stage and on Screen

Moderator: Hedwig Fraunhofer

Hedwig Fraunhofer, Georgia College and State University, “Gender and Sexual Normativity in Modern European Drama”

Dixon Li, Princeton University, “Beyoncé and the Politics of Bling, or B(ling)eing a Woman”

Michael Stowell, University of Alabama, Birmingham, “Perpetrator and Victim: The Pervasive Effects of Patriarchal Hegemony in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo


Friday, November 2: Session 2, 10:15-11:45 am

Panel 3 – Gender Studies 2: Gender Studies at the University of West Georgia

Moderator: Jeff Zamostny

Carrie Pitzulo, University of West Georgia, “The Skirted Sheriff: Florence Thompson and the Nation’s Last Public Hanging”

Betsy Dahms, University of West Georgia, “Queer Second-Person Narration in Gloria Anzaldúa’s Later Writing”

Bonnie Adams, University of West Georgia, “‘Exciting Crisis’: Desire, Repression, and Affirmation in Wollstonecraft and Bronte”

Jeff Zamostny, University of West Georgia, “Trains, Surveillance, and Seduction in Silver Age Spanish Gay Fiction”      


Friday, November 2: Session 3, 2:15-3:45 pm

Panel 3 – Gender Studies 3: Feminisms

Moderator: Laura Ng

Laura Ng, Gainesville State College, “Sisters in Resistance: Shared Strategies of Opposition found in Feminist Hard-boiled Detective Fiction and Women’s Proletarian Writing of the 1930s”

Marlyn Henriquez, “Women and Rebellion in Los ríos profundos (1981) and La casa de los espíritus (1982)”

Britta Kallin, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Resistance and Subversion of Gender Norms: German and Austrian Feminist Fairy Tales Twist Old Stereotypes”

Jennifer Jared, Baker College, “Artistic Resistance: Rewriting Expectations of Life and Death in Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist


Saturday, November 3: Session 5, 9-10:30 am

Panel 3 – Gender Studies 4: Gender in British Literature

Moderator: TBA 

Jane Blanchard, Augusta State University, “Making Meaning in Allegory: ‘O goodly usage of those antique times’”

Lizzie Locker, Mississippi University for Women, “Cocky in Khaki: The Imperial Adventure Novel as Masculine Reaction to Feminized Victorian Society”

Anna Waymack, University of Texas-Austin, “Usurping Sons’ Voices: Emaré and the Theft of Authority”

Rebekah Fowler, University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, “Subverting the Romance Genre: Chaucer’s Resistance to the Grief Topos in The Book of the Duchess