CFP - Gaudy Night Conference

Date: Mon Jun 07 1999 - 10:46:50 EDT

Announcing a Conference and Call for Papers - Please Distribute Widely

"Gaudy Night: Celebrating Women's Colleges"
12-13 November 1999
Wilson College, Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201
(717) 264-4141, Ext. 3316

Keynote Speaker will be M. Elizabeth Tidball, co-author of _Taking
Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority_, ACE/Oryx
Press 1999.

Topics and panels are welcome from all disciplines.
All proposals must be submitted by July 15 1999 and include:

1. A 400-500-word abstract including a title of the paper or panel to
be presented and identifying what sort of presentation it is, such as a
single paper, roundtable topic, a workshop, or organized panel, etc.
2. List of persons presenting and address/affiliation
3. Equipment needed for presentation

Send two copies of all abstracts to:

Dr. Lynne Woehrle
Department of Sociology
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

If you are interested in participating in a panel discussion by
graduates of women's colleges, please contact:

Dr. Rosie Bolen
Department of Biology
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Some suggested topics:
--defining success in light of Dr. Tidball's work on the role of women's
colleges in shaping women's lives/careers
--the history of educating women at women's colleges
--all-women's high schools, or all-girl classes within the high school
or college curriculum
--feminist pedagogy
--educational equity - the AAUW and WEEA studies
--the experience of black women at both historically black women's
colleges and at other colleges
--the image of women's colleges
--the literature of the women's college experience
--Dorothy Sayers' Gaudy Night
--ways of knowing (women's, gendered, collaborative, diverse)
--women faculty at women's colleges
--career opportunities for graduates of women's colleges
--the "role model" vs "mentor" image of women faculty at women's
--the artist and the women's college experience - the history of
--friendships made at women's colleges
--connections and disconnections
--women's colleges and their contribution to developing a unique voice
for women
--students' experience of life at a women's college over time

Wilson College is a small, liberal arts college for women located in
South Central Pennsylvania in Chambersburg on the intersection of Interstate 81
and Route 30 (the Lincoln Highway). It is located about 1 1/2 hours from
Washington D.C. The nearest airport is in Hagerstown, MD. Other
accessible airports include Harrisburg, BWI, Dulles, and National.

Housing information, the conference schedule, and other information will
soon be posted on the conference's webpage, which can be accessed
through the College's website at, click on the "Events" page.

Bev Ayers-Nachamkin
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Ave.
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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