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Conference on Gender set for March 22

Friday, March 18, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will hold its 4th Annual Conference on Gender on Tuesday, March 22, as part of its Women’s History Month celebration. The program will feature undergraduate research presentations in the humanities and sciences on a variety of topics.

The program will be held in the Montgomery Room of the Burwell Building.

Here is the schedule:

Session One, 4-5 p.m.
Emily Smith, Creative Writing (winner of the Hub City Writers Award for poetry)
“Someday the Death of My Father” and “The Storm Window”

Miriam Hahn, English
“Only Visible in Certain Lights”: Bisexuality in Jeanette Winterson’s “Written on the Body”

Jonathan DeBusk, History
Feminism in Weimar Germany: The Struggle After Emancipation

Meredith Nettles, Philosophy
A Discursive Morality: Carol Gilligan and Feminist Moral Philosophy

Hilary Gilmore Smith, History
Victorian Fears of Sex, Power and Predatory Women in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

(Break for pizza, drinks, dessert – 5-5:30 p.m.)

Session Two, 5:30-6 p.m.
Nora Awkerman, Psychology
International Differences in Prenatal Care: A Comparison of Nations and Implications of these Discrepancies

Susanna Paul, History
The Pains of Sex: A Study of the Corset

Megan Lorick, English
The Necessity of Feminine Bonds in “Jane Eyre” and “Sula”

Sarah McLean, History
Gender and Imperialism in Victorian Children’s Literature

Deborah Arden Dickinson, Creative Writing
“They’ll Get Theirs”