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EVENTS: 2006/07 CALENDAR


October 12-14, 2006 | Not Drowning But Waving: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts Conference

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Stollery Executive Development Centre, University of Alberta.

Not Drowning But Waving: Women, Feminism, and the Liberal Arts has two objectives: to celebrate the career and achievements of Dr. Patricia Clements, the first female Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta, and to provide the first sustained opportunity to evaluate the achievements of feminism in relation to liberal arts scholarship, teaching, and administration over the last twenty-five years.



May 2-4, 2007 | Rooms of Their Own: Women in the Knowledge Economy and Society

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University of Alberta Campus

In 1929 Virginia Woolf predicted that women "in another century or so," if given the opportunity and rooms of their own, will "have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think," seeing human beings "in their relation to each other" and "in relation to reality." Our knowledge-based economy and society have made such an opportunity more tangible for some and more elusive for others. Rooms of Their Own considers the situation of women within and beyond the academy and assesses the challenges and conditions for women to participate in this new reality.



May 4-6, 2007 | Women Writing and Reading: Local and Global, Past and Present

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University of Alberta Campus

This three day conference offers a forum for academics and the wider community to discuss issues around the theme of women as writers and readers. The aim of the conference is to explore these issues in the past and present, and in a local and global context. What, why, and how do women read and write? What conditions shape women's reading and writing? What is the relationship between women's reading and writing? We invite contributions that engage with these questions in innovative ways and from a wide variety of perspectives - social, literary, artistic, historical, political, economic, scientific, legal, philosophical, and so on. The scope of the conference also includes performing and creative arts.