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2015 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship Open to Applicants

October 1, 2015
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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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New survey on sexual climate suggests more awareness of services is needed

Source: New survey on sexual climate suggests more awareness of services is needed | Around the O

August 21, 2015—A new survey on sexual victimization issues at the University of Oregon reaffirms previous findings that there is a need to increase awareness about available services, while decreasing negative perceptions of institutional support.

Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd provided preliminary findings of the UO survey at the 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma during a two-hour keynote session Aug. 24 that was devoted to current research and prevention approaches.

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Highlighting the 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellows

Andrew Ferguson, Le Guin Fellow

Andrew Ferguson, Le Guin Fellow

Editor’s Note: The 2015-16 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship is currently open for applications, with a deadline of October 1, 2015.

When Andrew Ferguson came to campus to explore UO’s superb collection of feminist science fiction, he wasn’t expecting to uncover the original manuscript of Ursula Le Guin’s Tehanu hidden away in the archives. Although archival materials for Tehanu were what he came looking for, finding and identifying the original manuscript came as a happy surprise.

Ferguson, one of two winners of the 2014-15 Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship, was in Eugene for ten days in early April to conduct research in the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives for the final chapter of his PhD dissertation. A PhD candidate in English at the University of Virginia, Ferguson works in 20th- and 21st-century literature, media studies, and critical discourses on gender, sexuality, and disability. His biography of R.A. Lafferty is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press Modern Masters of Science Fiction series. continue reading….

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Graduate Student Coffee Hour

October 7, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

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Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall

Join us for conversation, coffee and food.

Meet with the CSWS  director to learn more about research grants, research interest groups, and other opportunities for graduate students through CSWS.

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2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

May 6, 2016toMay 7, 2016
Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande

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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

The fifth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Friday, May 6, 2016, through Saturday, May 7, 2016. The keynote author is Reyna Grande, with other authors to be announced later. Our theme is “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition.” This theme opens conversations about border politics; poverty; racism and xenophobia; climate change; ongoing effects of colonialism and genocide; family dynamics; agricultural patterns and enslavement; overpopulation; human migratory patterns; fleeing war and abuse; moving on. How have our migrations and moves contributed to or instigated our writings? What do we move away from, and what do we go toward? What are the historical, political, and personal currents that influence our transitions—from one country to another, from one state to another, from city to country, from mountains to sea, from one marriage or partnership to another, from one career to another, from one self-view to another? “Crossing Borders” is a multi-layered theme that will open the door to fruitful discussions of craft, creativity, challenges of survival, making room for others, and community.

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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LANDLINES: A public performance by poet Ana-Maurine Lara

August 22, 2015
August 23, 2015
Ana-Maurine Lara

Ana-Maurine Lara

See also: Walks to help you find your way home | Arts | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, OR—On Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23, 2015, Ana-Maurine Lara, winner of the Oregon Arts Commission Joan Shipley Award, will perform LANDLINES, a public event exploring the ideas home and homeland in Eugene. The Sephardic Jewish notion of kasa inspires two public processions that reflect on what home means for the multiple communities—Black, Native, Asian American, Jewish, Latino—that constitute Eugene. Custom designed by Shannon Dunbar. Photography by Dana Asbury.

The first LANDLINES event will take place on Saturday August 22nd, beginning at Skinner Butte at 10am. Ana-Maurine will conduct a solo performance walk of 7.5 miles, walking in a loop through Skinner Butte, Whiteaker, North Eugene, and Alton Baker Park. As part of this solo performance walk, Ana-Maurine will erect temporary “historical markers,” using stones, poetry and ritualized performance that draw from Jewish poetic and cultural forms. These “historical markers” will reference the histories of Native, African American, Jewish, Chinese and Latino communities in Eugene. continue reading….