Women's and Gender Studies Program
No Limits! Annual Conference Archive
This year the University of Nebraska at Omaha Women's and Gender Studies Program will host the No Limits! Conference on March 6 and 7, 2009. We invite proposals from undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates on any topic from any discipline related to: women's lives, history, cultures, sexuality, feminism, and women's and gender studies. Creative writing, visual arts, film, music, performance and academic papers are welcome. (Proposals need not pertain to the conference theme.)
In addition to student presentations, we plan three keynote events:
Collaging the Gendered Self: Using media to give voice to lived experience begins with a talk by Women's Studies major Rachel Dick during the Friday (March 6) luncheon. Following the talk conferees will be invited to create collages. These will be collected into a mosaic for reproduction in multiple media.
The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award-winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler. It will be performed on Friday evening, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium. In 1998, Ensler launched V-Day, a global non profit that has raised over $50 million for women's anti-violence groups through benefits of The Vagina Monologues. Registered conferees as well as the general public are invited; those not registered for the conference are asked to make a $5 donation (minimum) that will benefit the Omaha YWCA.
UNO Women's Centennial Luncheon takes place Saturday, March 7. Tableaux Vivants will entrance diners as they assemble for lunch. Professors Josie Metal-Corbin and Susan Maher will share highlights from their respective projects that focus on the centrality of women to UNO's history.
Tableaux Vivants: A performance by members of The Moving Company and the UNO Department of Theatre
Choreographer: Prof. Josie Metal-Corbin
Costumer: Prof. Sharon Sobel
Funded by a mini-grant from the UNO Centennial Committee
The Moving Company: 1935-2008 Documentary
Executive Producer: Josie Metal-Corbin
Filmmaker and Editor: Jeff Curtis
Produced by UNO's College of Education and School of HPER
Students should submit a 250- to 500-word abstract outlining the proposed paper presentation, workshop, creative reading, film or project via e-mail (along with any audio-visual equipment needs) by January 30, 2009 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to make the conference accessible to all participants, No Limits charges no conference registration fee. It is entirely sponsored by the UNO Women's and Gender Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, UNO Centennial Committee, Department of Geography/Geology, and the Women's Resource Center.
Conference pre-registration has closed; walk-in registration will be available the day of the Conference.
Here is an additional opportunity for UNO students to present their work: UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair - Call for participation.