WGST Conference: Theory in Action

Women and Gender Studies Conference 2016 Schedule
Jan. 28-30

Jan. 28                                                                                                                       
Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

Gender Identity/Beauty     
9:30-10:20 a.m.                                                                                                           
Ashley Hartwig, “Societal Use of Sex as an Individual’s Personal Identity in Literature
and Theory on Discourse”                                                                                                 
Sophia Monti, “Beauty Lies in the Wallet of the Viewer”

Female Political Pioneers
10:30-11:50 a.m.                                                                                                           
Larry Iles, “Barbara Ayrton-Gould, from window-smashing suffragette to British MP;
How come?”                 
Marc Becker, “Ecuador’s First Female Congressional Deputy”

Gender in Shakespeare 
12-1:20 p.m. 
Ashley Gaines, “Retribution of the Virtuous: Lavinia’s role in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus”                   
Alyssa LaFever, “The Power of Vice Over Virtue: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar”

Keynote Presentation: Panel Discussion with Clutch Productions

1:30-2:50 p.m.
Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten, and Miranda Noelle Wilson, “Establishing Voices: On
the Generation and Evolution of Clutch Productions Creative Theatre Collective”

Gender and Music        
3-4:20 p.m.       
Aaron Fine, “Computer Blue: Synthetic Color in Purple Rain”                                       
Hannah Whitt, “Is the Sexualization of Women in Rap Empowering?”

Rehabilitating Bad Mothers    
4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                          
Linda Seidel                                                                                                                          
A Reading from “Mediated Maternity” followed by a book signing

Jan. 29                                                                                                                       
Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

Reclaiming Our Bodies
12:15-1:20 p.m.          
Trish Segundo, “Tiger Stripes: An Interactive Zine and Body Project”                        
Xavier O’Brien, “Effect of Media on Body Image, and the Efficacy of Body Positivity"

Portraits of Gender   
1:30-2:20 p.m.
Emma Shouse, “The Personification of Femininity: Women’s Gender Roles in 18th Century Portraiture”
Ashley Kuykendall and Katie Larabee, “Coloring Gender: How We See Ourselves and Others”

Writing about Gender
2:30-3:20 p.m.
Sebastian Maldonado-Velez, “’Curiously Crooked: Reviving the Art of Narrative in Verse Through Persona”
Erica Raines, “It’s in My Stars: A Feminist Perspective on Horoscopes”

Keynote presentation: Clutch Productions
3:30-4:50 p.m.
Amy Kersten, “New Media and Disruptive Collaborative Women”                                    
Christianne Greiert, “Pedagogy and Empowering Creative Expression”

Jan. 30                                                                                                                       
Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

Revising Marriage        
12:30-1:50 p.m.                                                     
Leela Chapman, “Rebecca: A Marxist-Feminist Reading”                
Rebekah Polacek, “A Marxist Slam of Feminism in Academia”
Alyssa Johnson, “Patriarchal Regulation of Maternity and Womanhood in A Proper Marriage”

Rethinking Superheroes        
2-2:50 p.m.                   
Heather Brostrom, “Where are our Female Superheroes?!"
Brendan Cronley, “Superheroines: Role Models or Monstrosity”

Keynote Performance: Clutch Productions
3-4:50 p.m.            
Christianne Greiert, Amy Kersten Miranda Noelle Wilson
A staged reading performance of “Every Good Girl Deserves Fun and Other Mis-Remembered Things” and panel discussion

Coordinators of the 2016 WGST Conference: Amy Sallwasser and Hayden Wilsey
The WGST Conference is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Committee.

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