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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Conference on Gender and Women's Studies will take place starting at 1:00 on Thursday. The conference features presentations by both undergraduates and graduate students who have done research on gender and women's studies. The keynote address will be by Dr. Noel Sturgeon, who is a Professor of Women's Studies and American Studies at Washington State University. Dr. Sturgeon, who received her Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be presenting on the political vision of James Cameron's film Avatar, using the film to explore questions about the potential of popular culture to function as a mode of activism.

The schedule of panels is as follows:

SESSION I: 1:10-2:10
Postmodern Approaches to Feminism - DEVON ROOM
Women's Agency in Literature - BRYN MAWR ROOM
East-West Perspectives on Women in Society - ROSEMONT ROOM
Women & War - HAVERFORD ROOM
Performance of Oppression in Everyday Contexts - RADNOR ROOM

SESSION II: 2:20-3:10 - Theatrical and Musical Review - Cinema

SESSION III: 3:20 - 4:20
Critical Feminist Biography/Autobiography, DEVON ROOM
Discourse & Relationships: Woman to Woman, Woman to Man, BRYN MAWR ROOM
Women's Place in Society, ROSEMONT ROOM
Androgyny and the Body, HAVERFORD ROOM
Drama and Performance, RADNOR ROOM

We hope to see you there!

Thank You!

On Saturday, April 2nd, Villanova's Graduate English Program hosted our 2nd annual Thesis and Field Exam Symposium. The event was well-attended by current and prospective students, as well as members of the faculty. We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all those who came in support of our presenters, and give a special thank you to those who presented, Mary Beth Harris, Jessica Fullerton, Chris Bollini, Kelly Vass, Katie Prilutski, and James McAdams.