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2015 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship Open to Applicants

October 1, 2015
5:00 pm
2015_Le_Guin_Fellowship_flyer_updateDeadline

 

Le Guin Fellowship printable flyer

The deadline for the 2015-16 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship has been extended to 5 pm, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Applications and questions should be sent to csws@uoregon.edu.  The 2015-16 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Robert D. Clark Honors College, and University of Oregon Libraries Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). continue reading….

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CSWS Road Scholars: Queens and Amazons in Renaissance Art and History

July 31, 2015
3:00 pmto4:00 pm
Diane Dugaw

Dianne Dugaw

 

 

Queens and Amazons in Renaissance Art and History
An afternoon of 16th- and 17th-century literature and music—together with visual images of paintings, engravings, and sculptures—that portray women forcefully as queens and Amazons, will be presented by Amanda Powell, senior instructor, UO Department of Romance Languages; and Dianne Dugaw, professor, Department of English.

powell

Amanda Powell

Time & date: 3 p.m., July 31, 2015

Location: Campbell Community Center, 155 High St, Eugene, OR 97401

Sponsored: by City of Eugene Adult Recreation Program.

For more about the CSWS Road Scholars Program, visit our listings and event history pages.

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Salmon Is Everything: Chosen as Book of the Year by Humboldt State University

Theresa May

Theresa May

Source: Book of the Year | Library | Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University has chosen UO theatre professor Theresa May’s 2014 book Salmon Is Everything (OSU Press) as its 2015 / 2016 Book of the Year.

SalmonIsEverything-COVER_WEBHumboldt State has a National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM grant for curriculum around the Klamath River, and Dr. May’s book will be part of the arts and humanities aspect. She will visit Humboldt State in late August to do a reading of the play with local actors, students, and tribal members.

An associate professor in the UO Department of Theatre Arts, Theresa May is a member of the CSWS Advisory Board. CSWS has supported Dr. May’s research on women and rivers with faculty research grants in 2010 and 2014. continue reading….

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UO historian cited as part of Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality

Ellen Herman

Ellen Herman

CSWS faculty affiliate Ellen Herman, professor and head of the UO Department of History, was cited as part of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.

July 6, 2015—“Ellen Herman had a busy day when the Supreme Court ruled about marriage equality because she and colleagues had a hand to play in it.

“As she explained to The Oregonian in a story following the landmark decision, Herman and 19 fellow historians filed a brief that was cited in the ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry. The historians have also filed briefs in other cases on the topic of historical evolution of marriage and gender roles.

“‘I am just thrilled to have participated in this and think it is a profound and positive statement about the role of scholarship and universities — especially public ones like the University of Oregon — and the roles they can play in the most critical issues of our time,’ Herman said in an email.

“Reporter Jeff Mapes stated, ‘Clearly, by looking at history, (Justice) Kennedy could build his argument that marriage remains so central and important to society in part because of the way it has changed over the centuries.’”
UO in the News

Source: UO historian cited as part of Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality | Around the O

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Spiderwoman Theater: Bringing Light to Native American and Women’s Issues | KLCC

Muriel Miguel

Muriel Miguel

Muriel Miguel is director and co-founder of Spiderwoman Theater Company, the oldest Native women’s theater ensemble in North America. She speaks with Eric Alan about using theater and storytelling to shed light on issues such as violence against women, and gay and lesbian relationships in Native nations. She was in residence at the UO from May 10-16, 2015.

Source: Spiderwoman Theater: Bringing Light to Native American and Women’s Issues | KLCC

In May 2015, UO Theatre Arts professor Theresa May’s Women and Rivers Project (CSWS faculty research grant) brought guest artist Muriel Miguel (Kuna/Rappahannock), the founder and director of Spiderwoman Theater Company, to campus for a series of workshops and events around the topic of Native theatre, indigenous women’s knowledge, and queer indigenous performance. Using what Spiderwoman Theatre calls “story-weaving,” a culminating workshop brought over 30 Native and non-Native students and community members together for a day-long Storyweaving Workshop on May 16. The workshop included performance processes, training, and presentations for and with the community. continue reading….

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2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

May 6, 2016toMay 7, 2016
Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande

Save-the-date

campus location: Knight Library, Browsing Rm
community location: downtown Eugene Public Library

5th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

“Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition,” May 6 – 7, 2016

Keynote speaker: Reyna Grande

  • The Distance Between Us (Atria, 2012), finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award
  • Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press, 2009)
  • Across a Hundred Mountains (Atria Press, 2006), winner of an American Book Award

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