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Gender in World Civilizations Student Conference To Be Held April 28
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MAILED: April 14, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the Gender in World Civilizations Student Conference Monday, April 28, in Davies Center.

Eight sessions will be held between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

"Gender in Urban Legends" will feature Dr. Jennifer Shaddock, assistant professor of English, as chair/discussant. Four students will present their work, including freshman Laura Geils, New Berlin, with her paper "Ding Dong"; freshman Brian Albert, Madison, with "Sloppy Drunk"; freshman Sara Christenson, Eau Claire, with "Unproper Lady"; and freshman Jessica March, Stoughton, with "The Partner."

Kate Lang, assistant professor of history, will be the chair/discussant for "History and Gender" from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jennifer Flack of UW-Stout will present "Interpretations of Ruth"; Timothy Flaherty, also of UW-Stout, will present "The Beguinne Movement: Challenging Medieval Gender Roles"; and senior Patricia Caden, Pardeeville, will present "Role of Women in the Nicaraguan Revolution."

Senior Melissa Paulson, Clear Lake, will present her work titled "Amery" during the "Vietnam Short Story" session beginning at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Laura Tabili of the University of Arizona, will deliver the keynote address at 11 a.m. Her topic is "Gender Identities Among Migrant Laborers in Britain."

"Marriage, Women and Justice" will begin at noon with Dr. Katherine Rhoades, project coordinator for Women in Transition and women's studies lecturer, as chair/discussant. Senior Jeri Weiser, Altoona, will present "Women in the Criminal Justice System" and junior Chika Shinohara, Yamaguchi, Japan, will present "Asian and Asian American Women's Health Concerns: Japanese Women and Cultural Pressures."

Dr. Michael Strusick, lecturer in English, will be the chair/discussant for "Voodoo and Versace" beginning at 1:15 p.m. Sarah M. Hulst of Ripon College will present her work titled "Versace Presents Madonna: The Use of Ambiguity to Provoke Thoughts on Agency, Power and Personhood." Senior Lisa Insteness, Eau Claire, will present "Serving the Spirits," and sophomore Bob Stroess, Appleton, will present "Portrayl of Women in Print Advertising."

"Asian American Writers: Women, Motherhood, Revenge" will begin at 2:15 p.m. Dr. Asha Sen, assistant professor of English, will be the chair/discussant. Sophomore Kady Wood, Idaho Falls, Idaho, will present her work titled "The Moon"; sophomore Amy Windorski, Woodbury, Minn., will present "The Moon-A Universal Revenge Tale"; and senior Heather Mills, Bloomer, will present "The Bone."

"Shakespeare, Thomas, and Beulah" will begin at 3:30 p.m. Junior Tonya Paape, Algoma, will present her paper "Friendship in Shakespeare," and senior Michael Ball, Sheboygan, will present "The Shaping of Space in Thomas and Beulah."

Conference sponsors include the Center for Excellence in Faculty-Student Research Collaboration, College of Arts and Sciences, Network for Excellence in Teaching, and the UW-Eau Claire history department.

All sessions are open to the public. For more information about the conference, call Gordon Pueschner at (715) 836-4765.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 14, 1997