How does this work? (or, paper and comment formatting)

Papers:

  • As you can see in the program, we are scheduled to post and discuss one paper each day, M-F.
  • I will post each paper as a “Page”.  Pages are accessible in the upper right hand corner of the site (e.g., “Home,” “About,” “Registration”).
  • Each Page is divided into sub-pages, which correspond to the various sections into which authors have divided their papers.  This division should prevent excessively long and hard to read posts.  It should also make it easier to comment on specific portions of the text.
  • I will also post a link to the main page for each paper on the conference site’s main/blog page.  This thread will also serve as an “open thread,” i.e., for general discussion un- or loosely-related to the day’s presentation.

Commenting:

  • Please comment on the paper’s Page (either main page or relevant sub-page).
  • If it is a general question about/related to the project as a whole, or if you are referencing more than one portion of the text, please comment on the paper’s main page.
  • If you are referencing a specific portion of the text, please comment on the relevant sub-page.
  • I highly encourage you to converse in the day’s open thread, but please try to limit this to non-paper-related discussion.  This way, authors won’t have to keep track of and respond to a bazillion different threads.

If you have any questions, or if an unanticipated difficulty arises, please let me know!

Robin

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Registration Reminder

Please remember to register with ESWIP for the virtual conference. You can do so by following this link:

http://www.savannahstate.edu/eswip/2010VirtualConferenceInstructions.shtml

Revised Program

ESWIP 2010 Virtual Conference Program — Revised

Please note that the papers originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday have been flipped.

Monday 12 April:

“Daly, Lugones, and the Ontology of Freedom”

Jennifer Benson, Washington College

Tuesday 13 April:

“Women in the ‘Grey Zone’? Ambiguity, Complicity and Rape Culture”

Dr. Deb Waterhouse-Watson, Monash University and Dr. Adam Brown, Deakin University

Wednesday 14 April:

“The Production of Queer Space”

D. Rita Alfonso, UC Berkeley

Thursday 15 April:

“Spin Big’: Continuing the work of mapping the foreground(s)”

Crista Lebens, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Friday 16 April:

“Mothering with Disability: Hidden Costs, Invisible Challenges”

Maeve O’Donovan,  College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Artworks:

Warrior and Priestess

by Ani Rose Whaleswan, http://anirose3.web.officelive.com/

Facebook: Ani Rose W

Participants – if your information needs correction, please let me know ! — rmj

Register to Comment Here

To register for the conference, please see the “Registration” page in the top right corner of the conference site.

In order to comment on posts and participate in the discussion, you need post a comment to THIS thread with the following information:

Name, Position, and Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)

So, for example, I’d post: “Robin James, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte”

If you have a website, blog, or email address that you’d like others to have access to, please feel free to post this info in your registration comment.  Please also keep in mind that whatever you post in this comment will be visible to anyone who views the thread (so, no info you don’t want generally public).

Once I approve this comment, you will be permitted to comment freely and without further approval on any post.  I am limiting commenting in this way because ESWIP is a friendly, welcoming, and professional forum, and I want to keep it this way.  I hope that moderating comments in this way will prevent the trolls from spoiling our exchanges.

Thanks!

Robin

Initial Program

ESWIP 2010 Virtual Conference Program

Monday 12 April:

“Daly, Lugones, and the Ontology of Freedom”

Jennifer Benson, Washington College

Tuesday 13 April: “The Production of Queer Space”

D. Rita Alfonso, UC Berkeley

Wednesday 14 April:

“Women in the ‘Grey Zone’? Ambiguity, Complicity and Rape Culture”

Dr. Deb Waterhouse-Watson, Monash University and Dr. Adam Brown, Deakin University

Thursday 15 April:

“Spin Big’: Continuing the work of mapping the foreground(s)”

Crista Lebens, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Friday 16 April:

“Mothering with Disability: Hidden Costs, Invisible Challenges”

Maeve O’Donovan,  College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Artworks:

Warrior and Priestess

by Ani Rose Whaleswan, http://anirose3.web.officelive.com/

Facebook: Ani Rose W

Participants – if your information needs correction, please let me know ! — rmj

Why a virtual conference?

Why a virtual conference?

The main reason is accessibility.  The ESWIP Executive Officers and I thought it might be interesting, and in keeping with ESWIP’s values and commitments, to try out this new format as a way of making the conference more accessible to a wide variety of people, such as (but certainly not limited to): students, the underemployed, and all of us with either already limited or newly reduced travel funding; those whose disabilities may make traditional conference formats and/or travel difficult; feminist philosophers  who might otherwise have difficulty traveling to the east coast.  We are also hoping that this new format will allow for different kinds of discussion, responses, and interactions—if you’ve taught an online or a blended class, you may be familiar with the ways that online interaction can allow for  thoughtful and robust discussions in ways unavailable in the traditional classroom.

I hope that this conference can live up to these goals!  I welcome your feedback.

–Robin

2010 Virtual Conference

ESWIP’s 2010 Virtual Conference will take place right here from 12-18 April!

Watch here for updates about registration and other conference logistics.