Undergraduate Submission Guidelines
The Host Committee invites proposals for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, pre-constituted roundtables, and creative works that address one or more of the following topics. Moreover, we are keen to move beyond the traditional conference format and encourage collaborative work and presentations of digital humanities projects as well as creative, visual, and performance-based work. We also welcome proposals from individuals working in collaboration with girls in schools, after-school programs, and community-based organizations.
We welcome submissions from scholars, teachers, activists, artists, and students (both graduate and undergraduate).
Topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Histories of girlhood
- Global girlhood(s)
- Girlhood and intersectionality
- Representations of girlhood
- Intergenerational girlhoods
- Queer and trans girls
- Girls’ cultures
- Girlhood and consumption
- Mediated girlhoods
- Girls and feminism
- Girls and sport
- Girls and education
- Girls and religion
- Girls and STEM
- Body image
- Girls and subcultures
- Girls and digital media
- Girls and politics/activism
- Girls and popular culture
- Girls and music
- Girls and literature & theatre
- Girlhood during austerity
- Girls’ sexuality
- Girls’ health
- Neoliberal girlhoods
- Ethnographies of girlhood
- Methodological approaches to Girls’ Studies.
The deadline for undergraduate submissions is 11:59 PM (US Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Your proposal should include an abstract of 250 words, as well as a short bio of 50 words or less and contact information for all authors.
To allow for as many voices as possible at the conference, proposers may apply for only one role from each of the following two categories: 1) paper presenter, creative works presenter, or roundtable participant; and 2) coordinator of panel or roundtable in which they are participating.
Open Call Papers - Individuals submitting paper proposals should provide an abstract of 250 words, a short bio, and contact information. Co-authored papers are acceptable.
Pre-constituted Panels - Panel chairs should submit a 500-word rationale for the panel as a whole. Chairs should collect abstracts from individual participants in advance and then weave the abstracts into one coherent proposal that reflects the overall topic and goals of the panel while also representing the themes and objectives of individual papers. Panels should include 3-4 papers. Co-authored papers are acceptable. Panels that include a diversity of panelist affiliations and experience levels are strongly encouraged. For each participant, coordinators should submit a short bio and contact information.
Pre-constituted Roundtables - Roundtable coordinators should submit a 250-word rationale for the pre-constituted roundtable as a whole. Roundtables should include no more than 6 participants (inclusive of coordinator). Roundtables that include a diversity of panelist affiliations and experience levels are strongly encouraged. Roundtable participants’ remarks at the conference should be brief in order to create substantive discussion with attendees. For each participant, coordinators should submit a short bio and contact information.
Open Call Creative Works - Proposals for audiovisual and other creative works should consist of a 250-word abstract (including the length and format of the work), a short bio of the creator/producer, contact information, and requirements for exhibition. Co-authored work is acceptable. If some or all of the work is viewable online, please submit a URL.
Please direct any questions about the conference and the submission process to: firstname.lastname@example.org.