Spring 2010 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Spring 2010

"Queer Cultural Geographies" conference

April 3, 2010 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures; co-sponsored by Latin American Studies, UCIS, Arts & Sciences, Humanities Center, Women's Studies, Provost's Office

Saturday April 3, 2010


9:30 am Ciudadano queer
Moderador: Arturo Matute

- Norma Mogrovejo: “Lo queer en América Latina. ¿Lucha identitaria, pos identitaria o asimilacionista?”

"Queer Cultural Geographies" conference

April 2, 2010 - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures; co-sponsored by Latin American Studies, UCIS, Arts & Sciences, Humanities Center, Women's Studies, Provost's Office

Friday, April 2, 2010

9:30 am Canon nacional: los renglones torcidos I
Moderador: José Quiroga

- Gisela Kozak: “Autoría, construcción del sujeto lésbico y escritura en Venezuela.”

"Queer Cultural Geographies" conference

April 1, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures; co-sponsored by Latin American Studies, UCIS, Arts & Sciences, Humanities Center, Women's Studies, Provost's Office

Thursday April 1, 2010

9:00 am Inauguration

9:30 am Política, legalidad y espacio público
Moderador: Daniel Balderston

"Feminist Rhetorical Studies: What Lies Ahead"

March 31, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Cheryl Glenn (Liberal Arts Research Prof. of English & Women's Studies; Co-Director of the Center for Democratic Deliberation, Pennsylvania State Univ.)

Department of English and School of Education

Professor Glenn's many publications include Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence, Rhetorical Education in America, and Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance.

She recently served as President of CCCC;  she was named Rhetorician of the Year at the 2009 Young Rhetorician's Conference, and in 2004 she won the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teaching Award.

Refreshments will be served at the event.

"Gender and Economic Reforms in China"

March 31, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gale Summerfield (Associate Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Asian Studies Center & Women's Studies Program

Gale Summerfield is Director of the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and Associate Professor of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Since receiving her doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan, she has written extensively on gender, development, and globalization addressing economic reforms in China, human security (income, property rights, and health), and migration. Recent publications include a co-edited special issue of Feminist Economics on “China, Gender, and the WTO,” which was also translated into Chinese (June 2009). She is currently examining women’s employment in science and technology in China.

This event counts for Outside the Classroom Curriculum credit.

SC meeting

March 26, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Women's Studies Program

The Women's Studies Steering Committee will meet to discuss current business.  Individuals who are not on the Steering Committee may attend as well.  Contact us if you would like to add to the agenda.

Faculty Research Fund & Course Development proposal deadline

March 26, 2010 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

This deadline has been extended from 3/19 to 3/26 due to the University holiday on Friday, 3/19.

Women's Studies Program

Research Fund: more information

Course Development: more information

Student Research Fund proposal deadline

March 26, 2010 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Women's Studies Program

WSP Film Series: Myra Breckenridge

March 25, 2010 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Discussant: Kyle Stevens (PhD candidate, English & Film Studies)

Women's Studies Program

"Gore Vidal's best-selling satiric novel gets an inarguably unique screen treatment in this off-center psycho-sexual farce."

"Fussy film buff Myron Breckinridge (Rex Reed) goes to Europe and gets a sex-change operation from a slovenly chain-smoking doctor (John Carradine) and returns to the United States as the glamorous and willful Myra Breckinridge (Raquel Welch).

"The Race of Dolls"

March 25, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Robin Bernstein (Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, and History of Literature, Harvard University)

English Department; co-sponsored by Women's Studies

Dr. Bernstein is the author of Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Uncle Tom's Cabin to the New Negro Movement (under contract with YU Press), as well as a children's book called Terrible! Terrible! A Jewish Folktale Retold.

She has also co-edited two anthologies and has written several articles, including an essay about the queerness of Harriet the Spy in the forthcoming collection Over the Rainbow: Queer Children's Literature. Dr. Bernstein's talk will be called "The Race of Dolls" and she will talk about nineteenth- (and possibly early twentieth-) century literature about sentient dolls and the racial implications of  these works.

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