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Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7-9pm

(Piper Hall, Fireplace Room)

Join us for a gathering to hear works by and about feminists/feminist writers to encourage growth and knowledge on feminist issues. Hear works by Rebecca Walker, Joan Cavanagh, Caitlin Moran, and others. Refreshments will be provided!




Citation Searching: Tracking Research over Time


Tuesday, February 3rd, 5 pm - 5:30 pm


Information Commons 120       


(Repeated Monday, February 9th, 3:30-4:00 in IC 120)


Citation searching allows you to identify references that cite or are cited by other scholars.  Citation tracking helps find new research based on earlier research, and can identify how many times and where an article has been cited. Discover how citation indexes can assist you in your research. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).




Using the Library for Your Job Search


Tuesday, February 3, 1:30-2:00


Information Commons 120                


(Repeated Thursday, February 5, 12:00-12:30 in IC 120)


Information is one of the most powerful weapons in your job search.  Whether you are in the early stages of looking for a job, in the middle stages of applying for a job or in the late stages of interviewing for a job, you need information.  This workshop will deal with ways of finding that information. Some of the resources will be specific library resources, but this will also cover some general strategies using internet resources.  Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).




Beyond Loyola: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago


Wednesday, February 4, 3:45-4:15


Information Commons 120        


(Repeated Wednesday, February 18, 3:45-4:15  in IC 120)


Discover how you may take advantage of the rich library collections found in the Chicago area.  Included will be Northwestern University, the University of Illinois Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago Public Library, and special collections such as The Newberry Library.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).


Peace Corps Information Session


Wednesday, February 4, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Damen Student Center Room 214, LSC


If you're interested in service work, life abroad, foreign languages, a government career and applying the theory of your coursework to real world problems in health, education, the environment, agriculture, community development and entrepreneurship, consider international work with Peace Corps! Find out more about working abroad for Peace Corps and *the toughest job you'll ever love.* Join us at this Information Session to learn about the new one-hour application, hear about the international work of local Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and find out about what PCVs do, where they go and how Peace Corps service opens diverse career paths for RPCVs. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at careerevents@luc.edu or 773.508.7716.


Q Grads


Wednesday, February 18, 5pm-7pm.


Basement of Lu's Deli | Water Tower Campus


Q Grads brings together graduate students, staff, and faculty who identify as LGBTQI in order to facilitate community and dialogue within Loyola University Chicago.



Qmunity! An LGBTQIA College Summit


Saturday, April 11, 2015


Damen Student Center | Lake Shore Campus


Join us for a mini-conference on LGBTQIA topics, including workshops, speakers, activities, and community galore. More info forthcoming!




Relay for Life, Colleges Against Cancer at Loyola University Chicago

Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 6:00 am

This 12 hour event is open to students, faculty and the local community to fundraise alongside the American Cancer Society. This time is to celebrate those who have fought cancer and won, to remember those who have lost, and to support those still facing the disease. Because cancer doesn't sleep, neither will we! Whether you want to join the organization to help plan other events throughout the year, learn how to sign up for Relay, or if you've been affected by cancer in some way, Colleges Against Cancer Loyola are here for you. Visit RelayForLife.org/LoyolaIL to sign up and start fundraising now or email Justine Minas at jminas@luc.edu for more information.



Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

September 27, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Art Institute Chicago

This exhibit presents 63 superb artworks from the early Christian and Byzantine eras in the Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art. Originally exhibited at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition represents major artistic holdings from Greece - many of which have never been exhibited outside that country - consisting of shimmering mosaics, architectural fragments, manuscripts, luxury glass, silver, personal adornments, liturgical textiles, and painted icons. The Art Institute's display offers a selection of exceptional works from the original exhibition, including the debut of the 14th-century Icon of Saint Prokopios. Click here for more information.


Body Doubles

October 25, 2014 - April 19 2015

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Body Doubles raises complex questions about the relationship between the body and identity, and explores the myriad ways that artists have used the body to challenge boundaries—between the individual and society, male and female, interior and exterior, normal and transgressive. As the plurality of the exhibition’s title suggests, Body Doubles recognizes that the body is not fixed but rather in a perpetual state of flux and transformation. The exhibition explores two parallel ideas: first, that multiple bodies can perform one identity (akin to the role of the “body double” in cinema); and second, that multiple identities can exist within one body. Click here for full exhibit details.


For the Common Good: Meet the Remediators

November 8, 2014 - March 8, 2015

City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower, 806 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL, 60611

Nancy Klehm and Emmanuel Pratt are leaders in the genre of contemporary art called Social Practice, with significant involvement in environmental concerns. The displays here illustrate that while aquaponics and bioremediation may be big concept ideas, they are scalable to domestic use with readily available materials. Deeply rooted in community, the work of Klehm and Pratt involves neighborhood youth and volunteer efforts to create gardens and urban farms that expand awareness of local and global issues. Click here for more information.


Decidedly Surreal: The Bindings of Mary Louise Reynolds

January 20, 2015 - March 23, 2015

Mary Louise Reynolds (1891-1950) was one of the central figures of the Surrealist movement. As a young American war widow, Reynolds moved to Paris in 1919, where she lived for the rest of her life, except during 1943-44, the last two years of the Nazi occupation. In Paris she met the circle of artists and writers who formed the Surrealist movement, becoming a lifelong friend and benefactor to many of them. Reynolds met Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) in July 1923 and began what he called "a true liaison, over many, many years, and very agreeable." In the 1920s, Reynolds studied in the atelier of Parisian master bookbinder Pierre Legrain (1888-1929). She applied her skills to the books given to her by such friends as Man Ray, Paul Éluard, Max Ernst, André Breton, Jean Cocteau, and Salvador Dalí. She chose materials that were visually and intellectually surprising: corset stays, broken teacup handles, thermometers, sponge rubber, reptile skins, and kid gloves. Duchamp described her bindings as being "marked by a decidedly surrealist approach and an unpredictable fantasy." This exhibition showcases a selection of these visionary and uniquely surreal artworks. Click here for full details.



January 24, 2015 - March 14, 2015

Oracle Theater, 3809 N. Broadway, Chicago IL, 60613

Full Circle is Charles Mee's frenetic manipulation of the Chinese zaju play, The Chalk Circle, which also inspired Bertolt Brecht and host of other artists throughout the ages. It's 1989 in East Berlin. As the Wall comes crashing down and revolution stampedes through the streets, the curtain falls on a performance at the Berliner Ensemble. In the confusion of the revolution, a wealthy American tourist named Pamela Dalrymple is mistakenly left holding the newborn child of Erich Honecker, the First Secretary of the Community Party. Now it is up to the Pamela to escape the chaos of the city and raise the child in safety with the help of her au pair, Dulle Griet. As Capitalism stomps down Communism (and tries to make a buck!), the drama of rescuing an infant comes spilling out through a collage of comedy, chaos and confused coping mechanisms. Oracle's production takes a world turned upside down and claws its way through the rubble, the noise, and the junk. After receiving a 2014 Jeff Award nomination for Best New Adaptation (Core of the Pudel at Trap Door), Thom Pasculli brings his fierce style of physical theatre to Oracle for a ground-shaking look at humanity in collapse. Click here for more information.







Research Study: Calling Young Catholic Women!

Are you a Catholic young woman between the age of 18 and 25? Are you interested in the connection between your religion and sexuality? Are personal and communal stories important to you? Do you have something important to say as a woman in the Church? This is a research study about the relationship between the experiences of Catholic young women and what they were taught about their sexuality as women in the Church. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about experiences in school, church, sexual education, and stories and lessons told to them about their sexuality. If you are interested in any of these topics, please see the attached page for more information. Please contact Karen Ross at kross5@luc.edu if you are interested in participating or if you have any questions or concerns. See attachments for more information!


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS)

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221- 0989 (Online)

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by Center for Promoting Ideas, USA. The main objective of IJHSS is to provide an intellectual platform for the international scholars. IJHSS aims to promote interdisciplinary studies in humanities and social science and become the leading journal in humanities and social science in the world. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of humanities and social science such asanthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance ,criminology, cross-cultural studies, demography, development studies, economics, education, ethics, geography, history, industrial relations, information science, international relations, law, linguistics, library science, media studies, methodology, philosophy, political science, population Studies, psychology, public administration, sociology, social welfare, linguistics ,literature, paralegal, performing arts (music, theatre & dance), religious studies ,visual arts, women studies and so on. IJHSS publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. IJHSS is inviting papers for Vol. 5 No. 2 which is scheduled to be published on February 28, 2015. Last date of submission: January 31, 2015. However, an early submission will get preference in case of review and publication process. Send your manuscript to the editor at editor@ijhssnet.com For more information, visit the official website of the journal www.ijhssnet.com



February 13-15, 2015

Illinois State University, ISU, Bloomington-Normal, IL

The Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference is the largest LGBTQlA college conference in the nation. MBLGTACC 2015 will be held February 13-15, 2015 at Illinois State University and will be hosted by ISU students and university staff. The three-day conference, which began in 1993, has grown to include over 90 educational workshops on various topics that affect LGBTQIA people, as well as a variety of inspirational speakers and entertainment. Registration is $95/person, $110 on-site. Click here for more information.


Who’s Afraid of Feminism?: Current Debates, Challenges, and Activisms

Thursday, March 26 - Friday, March 27, 2015

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program Steering Committee of Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois, invites proposals for its biennial conference.

This two-day conference begins the evening of Thursday, March 26 with a keynote address by noted media critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian. The conference continues on March 27 with presentations of scholarly and creative work by feminist activists, writers, scientists, visual and

performing artists, and scholars that examines the ongoing challenges confronting feminism and the Women’s and Gender Studies discipline, as well as emerging opportunities for feminist activism. The Committee seeks proposals for panel presentations—consisting of research papers, readings, performances, or media presentations—as well as roundtable

discussions and poster sessions focused on topics related to the overall conference theme. For more information see attached flyer. Proposals must be e-mailed or postmarked by Friday, February 6, 2015. Notification of proposal status (accepted or declined) will be sent via e-mail no later than Sunday, February 15.


Study Abroad: Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe (WGSE) program

Antioch University, Antioch Education Abroad

A significant aim of the WGSE program is to explore Europe in its diversity and cross-culturally. With this goal in mind, the program takes students to several differently situated European nations while underscoring experiences of women and sexual, ethnic, and religious minorities in these respective national communities. These topics are addressed both through scholarly inquiry and situated empirical experience throughout the semester, framed through our discussions of post-colonial, feminist, and queer theories. For additional details regarding the program curriculum, itinerary, and leadership visit http://www.antioch.edu/aea2/programs/womens-gender-studies/. This program is offered each Fall semester. Application Deadline: March 30.


2015 Queer Studies Conference: Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities

University of North Carolina Asheville

April 2-4, 2015

The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We invite a diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty, staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students.  All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4. For more information visit:  https://wgss.unca.edu/queer-studies-conference. In addition, there is a special call for papers, presentations or performances on the theme of Black Mountain College. Inquiries and submissions for this special theme should be sent to Dr. Brian Butler, bbutler@unca.edu.

Panel proposals, paper abstracts, and proposals for art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and performances are due as a PDF or .Doc file attachment no later than Monday, November 24, 2014.


8th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Symposium for Graduate School Students: Methodological Explorations

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Life Sciences Building, LSC

The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) will host its 8th Annual Research Symposium as a forum for Loyola Graduate School students to present their scholarly work. The goal of the symposium is to provide graduate students an opportunity to share their research while engaging with those from other disciplines. The symposium provides participants with an appreciation for the broad diversity of scholarly research that Loyola Graduate School students have accomplished. Deadline for submissions: February 27, 5:00 pm. See attached flyer for more information.


THINKING GENDER 2015: 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

April 23-24, 2015

UCLA Covell Commons

Call for presentations:” Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices.” How have feminist approaches altered the existing understanding of scientific knowledge and practices? Celebrating the 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2015 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and posters on topics that focus on the participation and/or contribution of marginalized individuals or groups who have been historically excluded from knowledge production. We welcome papers and posters—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the concept of the body as a contested site intersecting with gender, race, sexuality, and identity and how it is related to certain agencies in particular contexts. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”:The bodies of medicine, Gender movement in contested spaces, Construction and representations of bodies in the arts, Faith and feminism, and others. No previously published material is eligible. Students proposing individual papers and posters are to submit an abstract (250 words), a proposal (5 double-spaced pages maximum), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a Works Cited (1 page maximum). All components are to be submitted to the website at https://uclacsw.submittable.com, according to the submission guidelines. For submission guidelines, visit: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2015. Send submissions to: https://uclacsw.submittable.comDeadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014 (Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter).



Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels Conference

Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6, 2015

Oxford Brookes University, UK

This conference follows on from those held at Kingston (2012) and Cornell (2013), themed around women and magazines. We have selected a theme that will allow for a wide range of papers and we encourage submissions from scholars at all stages of their careers. We especially welcome proposals that incorporate the following themes: food, advertising, digital platforms/presentations, celebrities, sport marketing, memoirs, fashion, internationalization, and all forms of identity/representational politics. The organizers encourage collaborative efforts, in both individual paper and panel submissions.Submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to consuming.culture.conference@gmail.com by 1 October 2014. For more information visit http://openbrookes.net/consumingculture/



Women’s and Gender Historians of the Midwest Conference: Philanthropy as Activism: Relationships & Power

Thursday, June 11 and Friday June 12, 2015

hotelVetro, Iowa City, USA

WGHOM invites proposals for panels, round table discussions, poster sessions and individual papers that explore the various paths women take, whether through activism or philanthropy, to accomplish social reform or care. The deadline for submission of proposals, consisting of an abstract (500 words or less) and one-page résumé/c.v. is Monday, Feb 2, 2015.  For full panels or roundtables, please have one contact person submit the materials for the group. Send proposals with subject “WGHOM conference proposal” via email to the Program Committee in care of Carmen Hernandez (hernandc@nicc.edu). The Program Committee will give notification of submission status by February 27, 2015.



Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century Conference

August 21-23, 2015

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago IL

In preparing to convene our 2015 meeting in Chicago, we invite scholars, scholar-activists and practitioners to examine the issues of race, gender, and class in the first decade and a half of 21st century to locate avenues to continue the progressive work they have begun, by investigating fractures in building a culture free of “isms.”  As scholars in pursuit of a just society, what we offer at this time of historical change may alter the most pressing problems carried across centuries. All papers must be submitted by midnight (EST) on January 31, 2015 in order to be considered. For more information, visit www.sssp1.org.


2015 National Women’s Studies Association: Undergraduate Student Caucus

Thursday, November 12 – Sunday, November 15, 2015

Milwaukee, WI

The Undergraduate Student Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association invites

abstracts for a sponsored session at the 2015 NWSA meeting (Annual Theme: Precarity

Subtheme: Institutions/Containment). In the wake of the events such as Ferguson, Missouri, as well as a growing frustration with campus policies on sexual assault, there has been an eruption of community protests and public dialogues on topics such as racial justice, gender violence, state violence, and inclusivity. Many college students—coming to understand the role they play in these struggles—have had to negotiate their identities as both students and activists as they

participate. Paper proposals are sought for a panel that will examine challenges to the binary defining activist and student roles, broaden understandings of student resistance within collegiate institutions, and ultimately enhance our knowledge of precarity and challenges to precarity, which is the “politically induced condition in which certain populations suffer from failing social and economic networks of support and become differentially exposed to injury, violence, and death” (Butler 2009, 25). Focusing on the diverse experiences of activism that undergraduate students in college communities hold, the roundtable will pay particular attention to the conference subtheme of Institutions/Containments. Deadline for Abstracts: February 9, 2015. See attached flyer for more information.


2015 National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference: PRECARITY

November 12-15, 2015

Milwaukee, WI

As a concept, precarity draws attention to the lived conditions, structured nature, and

relational aspects of systemic inequality. Focusing on diverse forms of violence, inequality,

and harm pervading contemporary life, precarity names a “politically induced condition in

which certain populations suffer from failing social and economic networks of support and

become differentially exposed to injury, violence, and death” (Butler 2009, 25). Interrogating

precarity as an embodied, political, affective, economic, ideological, temporal, and structural

condition can thus illuminate how inequality is constructed and regulated. Precarity, as a

framework, is useful for pinpointing how outwardly disparate lives, systems, temporalities,

logics, forms of power, sites of trauma, and techniques of social control interrelate; it is

equally valuable for naming and contesting the shared logics that rationalize disproportionate

harm, containment, and death for some and opportunity and flourishing for others. The NWSA calls for proposals in the form of: papers, panels, roundtables, workshops, posters, or “authors meet critics,” on one of four themes: (1) Debility/Vulnerability, (2) Affect/Eros, (3) Institutions/Containments, (4) Distortion/Dispossession. View the full Call for Proposals for more information. Deadline for submissions: February 23, 2015.



The Five College Women's Studies Research Center 2015-2016 Research Associate Program Call for Applications

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center announces a call for applications and

nominations for three categories of Associateships in 2015-2016 (DEADLINE: March 1, 2015)

Located in an area with one of the largest concentration of scholars dedicated to feminist

scholarship and teaching in the world, the Center encourages engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. During the period of appointment, all Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, to attend weekly seminars, lead one public colloquium, and to collaborate with colleagues based at one or more of the Five College institutions.






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