Joan Joffe Hall, a professor of
English and womens studies and an author will give the keynote
address at the ninth annual Conference on Women and Gender 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
- 8:30 a.m. - Pick up conference
materials. Room 378;
- 9-9:10 a.m. - Welcome and
introductions by Susan Porter Benson, director of the Womens
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 a.m. - Session I.
- Feminism: A Cross-Cultural
Analysis. Room 386;
- Gilgamesh and Ishtar: The Masculine
Pursuit of I mmorality at the Expense of Feminine Power. Room
- The Beauty Myth: Its Origin and
History in Fashion. Room 375;
- Exploring Womens 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.
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 486-2186 or e-mail Women's