Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Call For Proposals: National Women's Studies Association 2014 Fat Studies Interest Group

Here is the NWSA Fat Studies CFP for 2013. Please feel free to pass on!

NWSA 2014 Fat Studies Interest Group Call for Papers--
November 13-16, 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Papers on any topic at the intersection of women's studies/ feminism/ womanism/ gender/ sexuality and fat studies will be considered.

At minimum, your submission should fall under one of the following themes for NWSA 2014:

  • Rethinking the Nation
  • Trans-feminisms
  • Technologizing Futures
  • Love and Labor
  • Creating Justice

For more information on the themes, visit: http://www.nwsa.org/

While this is an open call, topic suggestions from last year's meeting include:

  • Social media and Social Networking
  • Fat sexualities (asexuality, hypersexuality, deviant sexualities)
  • Defining and Refining Fat Studies
  • Fatness and Beauty Ideals/Beauty Privilege
  • Women of Color and Body Size/Fatness
  • Fat Intersections (including race, nationality, disability, sexuality, appearance/beauty)
  • Fat Feminist Research Methods (including role of the researcher body)
  • Fat Feminists Theorizing the Body
  • Fatopias/Fat Utopias
  • Transnational Fat Bodies (immigration, globalization)
  • Knowledge-sharing/de-colonizing
  • Fat Performance/Performing Fatness/Fat Icons
  • Fat Activism & Feminism/Fatosphere

If you are interested in being a part of the 2014 Fat Studies panels at NWSA, please send the following info by February 13, 2014 to NWSA Fat Studies Interest Group Co-Chairs Michaela A. Nowell and Candice Casas: (michaela.nowell@uwc.edu and cdbuss@uncg.edu). Please make sure one of us confirms receipt of your submission.

Your submission should include your:
*Name, Institutional Affiliation, Snail Mail, Email, Phone.
*NWSA Theme your paper fits under (and fat studies topic area/s if yours fits any of the above).
*Title for your talk, a one-page, double-spaced abstract in which you lay out your topic and its relevance to this session.
*AND a 100 word truncated abstract (NWSA requirement).

Each person will speak for around 15 minutes, and we will leave time for Q&A. In order to present with your name in the program, you must become a member of NWSA in addition to registering for the conference.

If you submit a fat studies related paper or panel, you can tag it with the keyword 'fat feminisms,' and likewise search the program for 'fat feminisms' to find relevant panels. If you submit a paper or panel on your own, we encourage you to use this keyword if your paper or panel fits the bill. We thank NWSA for adding a keyword that helps conference attendees locate fat studies panels.

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