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Conference on Women and Gender (Released: 3/24/97)

by Sherry Fisher, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- Joan Joffe Hall, author and professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut will give the keynote address at the ninth annual Conference on Women and Gender at the University of Connecticut on April 5. The conference, free and open to the community, will take place at the Student Union from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The schedule of sessions and events:

  • 8:30 a.m. -- Pick up conference materials. Room 378
  • 9 - 9:10 a.m. -- Welcome and introductions by Susan Porter Benson, director, Women's Studies Program. Room 382.
  • 9:10 - 9:50 a.m. -- Keynote address. Joan Joffe Hall, professor of English and author of fictional and nonfiction pieces, will read her autobiographical essay, "Celery Hearts." Room 382.
  • 10 - 10:50 -- Session I.

-- Feminism: A Cross-Cultural Analysis. Room 386.

-- Gilgamesh and Ishtar: The Masculine Pursuit of Immorality at the Expense of Feminine Power. Room 302A.

-- The Beauty Myth: Its Origin and History in Fashion. Room 375.

-- Exploring Women's Self-Perceptions: Two Case Studies. Room 380.

  • 11 - 11:50 a.m. Session II.

-- Latinas in the United States: Talent Potential and Life Experiences. Room 386.

-- Breast Cancer. Room 302A.

-- Gender, Consciousness and State Formation: Studies of Early Twentieth Century China and Puerto Rico.Room 375.

  • Noon -12:50 p.m. Session III.

-- Power and Autonomy: Women and Change in India. Room 386.

-- Fertility: Social Policy and Technology. Room 375.

-- Women and the Writing Experience. Room 302A.

A closing reception with refreshments will follow Session III. For more information, call Pat Carter, conference coordinator and associate director of Women's Studies, at (860) 486-2186 or send e-mail.