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
- 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)
- 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: (firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com). 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.