19th Annual WGST Conference

Jan. 30-Feb. 1 Student Union Building Georgian Rooms

The 19th Annual WGST Conference, sponsored by the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, will be Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms. The theme for this year’s conference is, “Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives.” Artwork in the Georgian Rooms is by the students of Lilly Lee. The Steering Committee for the 2014 WGST Conference is composed of David Giovagnoli, Maurine Pfuhl and McKinley Murphy.

Jan. 30

Gender and Poetry
10:30-11:50 a.m.

Joseph Fees
- “Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Arabic Poetry”
Zeeshan Reshamwala - “Landays: Accessing Public Discourse Through Gendered Private Space”

Gender, Popular Media and Government Surveillance
12-1:20 p.m.

Marie L. F. Walsh
- “Lost in Translation: The Presentation of Women in the ‘Dragonball Z’ Anime—English vs. Japanese”                                                           
Sarah Gaeddert - “Gender Study of Professional Women Video Designers”
Aaron Fine - “Inside the Prism: Paternalism and the Surveillance of the Other”

Bodies in Motion
1:30-2:50 p.m.

Justin Baraboo - “Marcel Duchamp is Rrose is a rose is a rose is a Rrose”                          
Sara Cantrell - ”Body Posiitive Movement: Reclaiming Your Body”
Greg Ballesteros - “Inner Thoughts on ‘Out’ Magazine”

Gender at School and at Home
3-4:20 p.m.

Katie McClain - “The Separation of Structure and Freedom: A Case Study Approach to Defining the Differences Between Academic and Creative Writing for College Freshmen”
Elizabeth Ward - “Do Girls Choose Easier Majors?: A Study of Truman State University Students’ Perceptions of Gender’s Effect on College Major Choice and Difficulty”
Anna Selle - A Scene from A Nice Night with the Family: A One Act Play

Jan. 31

Gender and Ethnicity
10:30-11:20 a.m.

Sarah Bussen - “Jewish Influence on Feminism: the Role of Dual Identities”
Elizabeth Delmonico - “Subaltern Spaces in Missouri: Native Americans in Mary Alicia Owens’ Sacred Council Hills”

Colonized Bodies in Woolf and Others
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Julia Judlin - “Homosocial and Heterosexual Relationships in Woolf”
Maurine Pfuhl - “’The Infliction of her Unlovable Body’: A Fat Studies Approach to Doris Kilman”
Hayden Wilsey - “Exploited Colonies”

Constructing Masculinity
1:30-2:20 p.m.

Benjamin Batzer
-“’Take It Like a Man’”: The (Re)Resisting of Masculine Social Constructions by Ambrose Bierce’s Peyton Farquhor”                 
Melissa Kapitan - “The Name’s Boeve: The Absurd and the Masculine in ‘Boeve de Haumtone’”

Resisting Patriarchy
2:30-3:20 p.m.

Lacy Murphy - “The Sabine Women: [R]evolution of Women in Art” 
Robert Becker - “'The Old Omelette-and-Egg Thing': Subverting the Corporate/Political Patriarchy in Arundhati Roy’s 'The God of Small Things'”

Politics and Anglophile TV
3:30-4:20 p.m.

Larry Iles - “The Real Lady Downton Abbey: Gender-Space Defiant Vera Terrington, UK MP 1933-1936, and Her ‘Lost’ Legacy”
McKinley Murphy - “TARDI(Q)S: Time and Relative Dimension in Queer Space”

Keynote Lecture
4:30-5:50 p.m.

Magali Roy-Fequiere - “Feminism for a New Millenium”
Welcoming remarks by VPAA Maria Di Stefano, Introduction by McKinley Murphy

Feb. 1

Gender and Myth
10:30-11:20 a.m.

Cara De Bellis - “Medusa Light and Dark: A Feminist and Psychoanalytic View”
Chris Steinauer - “Sympathy for the Devil: Satan as a Queer Alternative to Christian God”

International Genders/Genres
11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Sarah Glenski
- “Living with a Dysfunctional Family: A Young Woman’s Coming of Age in Postwar Spain in Carmen Laforet’s Nada”
Elizabeth Salley - “Creating a Third Space: Hijiras and the Cultural Politics of Sexuality in South Asia”
David Giovagnoli - “Genrequeer: Derek Walcott’s Omeros and the Third Space of Cultural Hybridity”

Bad Words
1:30-2:20 p.m.

Alexandra Bisges - “Bitches, Sluts, and Feminazis: Analyzing Homologous Hatred in Female Relationships”
Linda Seidel - “'Whore': A Rant Against a Word”

Gender Online
2:30-3:20 p.m.

Corinne Schwarz - “'The Angel of the House' and the Mommy Blogger: Feminine Narratives in New Media”
Erin Hubbard - “Gender and the Physical Body in Alpha/Beta/Omega Fanfiction”

Special Featured Speaker
3:30-4:20 p.m.

Jill Kuanfung - “Climbing the Tree: Unearthing a Mixed Race Family History in Portraits”
Introduction by Linda Seidel
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