Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Symposium on Children and Childhood

  • Are you writing a seminar paper that discusses children/childhood?
  • Do you have a paper or project from a previous class that you would like to share?
  • Are you working on a project related to children/childhood that you would like to share with a wider audience?

Consider submitting a proposal to the Undergraduate Symposium on Children and Childhood. This is a terrific opportunity for Undergraduates to present work that is related to children and may address such themes as adolescence, queer, trans*, and gender variance, linguistics, play, material and popular culture (toys, media, etc.), critical race studies, girlhood studies, children’s rights, and many others.

This all-day event, hosted by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018. C.J. Pascoe, author of Dude You’re a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School will be the keynote speaker.

Paper and project abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words in length. Abstracts must describe the paper or project and indicate what course the project was prepared for. You can submit an abstract for an individual paper or a complete panel of 3 or 4 papers on a similar topic. If you propose a complete panel, it must include a title and description of the panel session and abstracts from each presenter.

Please send submissions to the conference committee at     

Proposals due: Monday, February 19, 2018.

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