What's Up in GWS
*The British edition of Susan Bordo’s amazon bestseller The Creation of Anne Boleyn was published this January. Both U.S. and U.K. editions of the book have been widely and favorably reviewed, and Susan is interviewed frequently on radio shows and websites on both continents. She also now blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, and runs a thriving Facebook page (over 10,000 members) devoted to English history, Tudor pop culture, historical fiction, and cultural criticism. To read her blogs, interviews, and reviews of her books, see her website: www.thecreationofanneboleyn.com.
*Congratulations to GWS majors Mekhatansh McGuire and Xavier Watson whose abstracts were accepted for this year's National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)! Mekhatansh will be presenting "Bad Gyals: "One Minute Men & Sexual Supremacy: Women Rappers Both Appropriating & Resisting Sexism and Misogyny within Hip Hop". Xavier will present "Appalachian as Backwards: Persistent Stereotypes Among College Seniors in the South".
*Karen Tice, Chair of GWS and author of Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageantry, Student Bodies, and College Life had an opportunity to talk with Miss Kentucky 2012 Jessica Casebolt, a sophomore English major in the EKU Honors Program from Pikeville, following the Dec 5 Chautauqua lecture.
*Several GWS faculty and graduate students are attending the 37th annual National Women's Studies Association Conference. Check it out here: http://gws.as.uky.edu/ready-represent-uk-will-be-full-force-37th-annual-national-womens-studies-association-conference
*Several GWS faculty and graduate students will be presenting papers, moderating panels, and participating at the National Women's Studies Conference in November. Both Karen Tice and Carol Mason are presenting papers for the panel, Appalachia Wrong: Borderline Representations of the Mountain South. Dr. Tice's paper is titled "'Redneckonizing' Neoliberal Representations of Southern Rural Women and Girls" and Dr. Mason's is titled "Frack and Back: Resourcing White Masculinity from Promised Land to Buffalo Creek". Karen Tice will also be participating in two roundtable panels and an Author Meets Critics session about her book Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageantry, Student Bodies, and Campus Life. Carol Mason will be moderating two panel sessions: Appalachia Strong: Borderline Representations of Southern Women and Reproducing Race: Sex, Bodies, and the Boundaries of Whiteness. Melissa Stein will be presenting her work, "'Not Guilty!" on "the Charge of Race Suicide": Ralph Werther/"Jennie June", Whiteness, and the Scientific Legitimation of Queer Sexuality in Early 20th Century America". GWS graduate student, Billy Korinko, will be participating in the panel Applied Critical Masculinities: The Politics of Curricular & Co-Curricular Programs for Men and moderating a panel titled Encountering the Past: Mad Men, Feminism and the Future.
*Carol Mason has two articles that will be published this fall. "How Not to Pimp Out Reproductive Justice: Adventures in Education, Activism, and Accountability" will appear in Frontiers (Volume 34, No 2, 2013) and "Perpetual States of Emergency: The Sexuality of Terrorism in Middle America" will be published in Feminist Formations (Volume 25, No 2, 2013).
*Srimati Basu is quoted in the article "From Slum to Statehouse: Women candidates from poor areas may alter India's political landscape" in the 40th Anniversary (Fall 2012) issue of Ms. magazine.
*Congratulations to Karen Tice whose book Queens of Academe: Beauty Pageantry, Student Bodies, and Campus Life has been included in the list of books for the 2012 Critics Choice Book Award of the American Educational Studies Association.
*Congratulations to Ellen D.B. Riggle and Sharon S. Rostosky who received the Distinguished Book Award for 2012 from Division 44 of the American Psychological Association for their book, A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being (Rowman & Littlefield).