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NWSA 2017 Fat Studies Call for Papers

Call For Proposals

National Women’s Studies Association 2017

Fat Studies Interest Group

November 16-19th in Baltimore, MD

Papers on any topic at the intersection of women’s studies/ feminism/ womanism/ gender/sexuality and fat studies will be considered. This year’s conference theme is: 40 Years after Combahee: Scholars and Activists Engage the Movement for Black Lives.

Your submission should fall under one of the sub-themes for NWSA 2017. Detailed descriptions can be found under the full CFP at: http://www.nwsa.org/Files/2017/CFPFinal2017.pdf)

  • Solidarities: Trans-national and local  
  • Arts and culture: How is social media & visual culture changing how we view, engage & change the world?
  • Revisiting intersectionality in theory and practice
  • Engaging, confronting and transcending the state
  • Sexualities and representations
  • Movement building and freedom-making
  • Violence, militarism, empire and trauma

While this is an open call, topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:

  • Women of Color and Fatness/Body Size
  • Transnational Fat Bodies (immigration, globalization)
  • Fat Sexualities (including asexuality, hypersexuality, deviant sexualities)
  • Fat Activism & Intersectionality
  • Fatness & Institutions
  • Visual culture, social media, and fat activism
  • Fat Masculinities
  • Defining and Refining Fat Studies
  • Fat Feminist Research Methods (including role of the researcher body)

If you are interested in being a part of the 2017 Fat Studies panels at NWSA, please send the following info by Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to NWSA Fat Studies Interest Group. CC BOTH Co-Chairs Katie Manthey and Candice Casas: (Katie.manthey@salem.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
  • An abstract of no more than 100 words (NWSA requirement)
  • Rationale for A/V equipment, if needed

Each person will speak for around 15 minutes, which 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 by the NWSA summer 2017 deadline.

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.

CFP: National Women’s Studies Association Fat Studies Interest Group

Call For Proposals
National Women’s Studies Association 2015
Fat Studies Interest Group
November Nov 12-15th in Milwaukee, WI

Papers on any topic at the intersection of women’s studies/ feminism/ womanism/ gender/ sexuality and fat studies will be considered. This year’s conference theme is: Precarity.

Your submission should also fall under one of the following sub-themes for NWSA 2015:
• Debility/Vulnerability
• Institutions/Containments
• Affect/Eros
• Distortion/Dispossession

NWSA has not published detailed descriptions of the sub-themes as of early December, but the full CFP will come out at: http://www.nwsa.org/

While this is an open call, topic suggestions include, but are not limited to:
• Fatness & Institutions
• Fat & Containment
• Fat Feminist Vulnerability
• Fat Masculinities
• Fat Sexualities (including asexuality, hypersexuality, deviant sexualities)
• Defining and Refining Fat Studies
• Women of Color and Fatness/Body Size
• Fat Feminist Research Methods (including role of the researcher body)
• Transnational Fat Bodies (immigration, globalization)
• Fat Activism & Feminism

If you are interested in being a part of the 2015 Fat Studies panels at NWSA, please send the following info by Wednesday, February 11, 2014 to NWSA Fat Studies Interest Group. CC BOTH 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.
*a 100 word truncated abstract (NWSA requirement).
*rationale for A/V equipment, if needed

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 by NWSA’s summer 2015 deadline.
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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.

A new online space for sick and disabled scholars (and students)

Based on a lot of conversations with other disabled and chronically ill scholars and students, I realized that there really needs to be a space of our own where we can vent about access issues, microaggressions (and overt ableism), crowdsource accommodations, and anything else that people need/want to discuss.

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NWSA 2014 selfie while sitting next to my wheelchair

It is currently a closed group, but people are welcome to join.  As of right now, it’s called Sick and Disabled Scholars (I’m hoping someone comes up with a snazzy name, but the only idea I have is taken up by the blog PhDisabled). It’s open to professors, students, independent scholars, and any other way a person might self-define to fit under that umbrella.  Same goes for definitions of sick or disabled….chronically ill, handicapped, spoonie, gimpy (I’m not the self-definition police…I tend towards the shocking and un-PC).  It will also be advertised on the blog Conditionally Accepted (if you haven’t checked it out, it’s pretty awesome).

Back to the school grind…