My Beautiful Wickedness

If you’re thinking about getting in on the Globalization, Gender, and Challenge of Transnational Feminisms Conference…
December 28, 2007, 11:32 pm
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the deadline is nigh. Like tomorrow.Here is the call for papers, one more time.

I would LOVE to have proposals from anyone. Academics presume they are the audience and don’t need much encouragement to perform. I’m also interested in hearing from activists who are outside of academia, undergrads, social justice bitch-mammas — bring it with the workshops, the roundtables, the talkbacks, the poster sessions, the readings, the intermedial performance pieces. Come one, come all.

It concerns me that despite a lot of best effort outreach, we are getting little love yet from researchers on African-American and Latina topics. I wonder if we worded the call for papers badly, some secret No Beautiful Strong Brown Women need Apply code-shit that I was too stupid to know was in there. Maybe other fires need tending, other bridges need building — one’s energy only goes so far and I am not owed. But it alarms me that feminists like me are trending toward talking transnationally (and have been over the last decade) maybe as a way of avoiding the painful truth about their own national insufficiencies…

Just thinking out loud. It’s late and my cold drugs are bringing me low and playing with my brain.


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