BYU Women’s Studies Conference

October 27, 2011 | 8 comments
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I hope to see some of y’all there.

BYU Women’s Studies Conference 2011
Women and Creativity

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pre-Conference Women’s Studies Colloquium Presentation

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium (1060 HBLL)

Noël Valis, Yale University Department of Spanish and Portuguese,

“Carolina Coronado and Martha Perry Lowe: Translating Sisterhood”

5:00 – 6:00p.m. Museum of Peoples and Cultures (700 North 100 East)

Opening Reception

Tour of the Exhibit: “Entwined: A Vibrant Heritage of the Modern Maya”

Friday, November 4, 2011


8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Conference Registration 3101 JFSB (Joseph F. Smith building)

Session 1: Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 3082 JFSB

Dane Spencer, Brigham Young University Department of English, “Mary Braddon and Lady Audley: Creatively Flourishing in a Masculine Domain”

Amy Easton-Flake, Brandeis University Department of English, “Imagining the Vote: Suffrage and Antisuffrage: Fiction as a Creative Force”

Bonnie Moore, Utah State University American Studies Program, “Amy Teresa Leavitt Richardson: One Woman’s Creative Expressions of Humor Within Mormon Polygamy at the Turn of the Century in Mexico”

Session 2: Women and Spirituality

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 3101 JFSB

Tova Leigh-Choate, Independent Scholar, “‘A Blazing Mind Longing to Soar above the Clouds’: Hildegard of Bingen, Hrotsvit of Gandersheim, and the Creative Self-Consciousness of Medieval Women”

Julie M. Smith, Independent Scholar, “‘I Will Sing to the Lord’: Women’s Songs in the Scriptures”

Jacqueline S. Thursby, Brigham Young University Department of English, “Maya Angelou: A Life of Orderly Chaos”

Session 3: Mid-Twentieth-Century Women

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 3082 JFSB

Monica Bowen, Seattle University Department of Visual Art & Art History, “The Hillwood Collection and Estate: Self-Portrait of an Heiress”

Evan R. Ward, Brigham Young University Department of History, “The Woman Who Loved China: Dorothy Needham’s Travel Diaries and the History of Science and Civilization in China Project”

Hilary Demske, Utah Valley University Department of Music “Music in the Novels of Carson McCullers”

Session 4: Dickinson and Gilman

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 3101 JFSB

Rachel Payne, Brigham Young University Department of English, “Repression, Oppression, and Rewriting Monsters”

Andrew Wells, Brigham Young University Department of English, “Emily Dickinson: Folk Hero and Creator of Fauxlore”

Ian Weaver, Utah State University Department of English, “From Pristine to Human Nature: Emily Dickinson’s Questioning of Authority”

12:15 -1:45 p.m. Lunch Break

Session 5: Early Twentieth-Century Women

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. 3101 JFSB

Lindsay Brown, Brigham Young University Department of English, “Pregnant Orlando: The Unexpected Embodiment of Perfection”

Haleigh Burgon, Brigham Young University French Studies, “Ecstasy, Falling, and Redemption as Themes in the Works of Camille Claudel”

Session 6: Women in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. 3082 JFSB

Kelly R. Summers, Brigham Young University Family History, “Creativity and Individuality of the Women of Garganta La Olla, Spain in the18th Century as Expressed in their Textiles”

Michelle S. James and Carrie Cox, Brigham Young University Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, “Pushing the ‘Scented Envelope’: Elisa von der Recke at the Cultural Crossroads”

Elise Barker, Idaho State University Department of English, “Romancing the (Un)Satisfying Endings in Austen’s Biography and Novels”

Session 7: Early Modern Women’s Art and Literature

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 3101 JFSB

Emily Larsen, Brigham Young University Art History Program, “Gender and Portraiture: A Sympathetic Portrayal in Catharina van Hemessen’s 1551 Portrait of a Lady”

Jennifer Haraguchi, Brigham Young University Department of French and Italian, “Vita di Eleonora: A Unique Example of Autobiographical Writing in Early Modern Italy”

Robert J. Hudson, Brigham Young University Department of French and Italian, “Clément Marot and Proto-Feministic Discourse in Lyrical Lyon”

Session 8: Women in the Applied and Social Sciences

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 3082 JFSB

Richard Grimmett, Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Computer Science and Engineering, “Social Networks and Non-Traditional Engineering Student Retention and Success”

Lisa Barrager, Brigham Young University College of Engineering & Technology, “Addressing the Unique Needs of Women Engineering and Technology Students at Brigham Young University”

Connie Lamb, Brigham Young University Middle East & Women’s Studies Librarian, “Three Waves of Women Anthropologists and Their Creative Endavors”

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner Break

7:00 – 7:20 p.m. BYU Museum of Art (Warren & Alice Jones and Paul & Betty Boshard galleries – MOA lower level)

Tour of the Exhibit: “From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts”

Plenary Session and Recital

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Museum of Art Auditorium (260 MOA)

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Susan Pickett, Catharine Chism Professor of Music Theory and Violin, Whitman College

Piano Recital: Stephen Beus performing works by Marion Bauer

Saturday, November 5, 2011

9:00 – 9:20 a.m. Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL)

Visit the Harold B. Lee Library Women and Creativity Exhibit?

Session 9: Contemporary Authors

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Library Auditorium (1060 HBLL)?

Bruce W. Jorgensen, Brigham Young University Department of English, “Recovering Creation in Gina Berriault’s ‘The Island of Ven’”

Dale J. Pratt, Brigham Young University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, “Virtual Lives, Virtual Memories: Female Posthumans in Rosa Montero’s Latest Novels”

Rex P. Nielson, Brigham Young University Department of Spanish and Portuguese, “Violence and Silence in the Domestic Landscape: Adriana Lisboa’s Sinfonia em Branco”

Tiffany Martin, Brigham Young University Departments of English and Philosophy, “Soaring Larks and Shattering Glass: Creativity and Freedom in Jennifer Johnston’s Fiction”

Session 10: Creativity and Women’s Bodies

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Library Special Collections
(1130? HBLL)?

Felicia L. Jones, “The Feminine Peter Pan”

Heidi Olsen, Brigham Young University, “Natacha Lesueur and the Abject”

Kristina Gibby, Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University Humanities, “Frida Kahlo and the Monstrous Female: Confronting Colonial and Male Desires”

Susan Garver, Brigham Young University, “‘Une transformation profonde’: Nature and Death in Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7”

Closing remarks

11:30-12:00 Library Auditorium (1060 HBLL)

More info here.

8 Responses to BYU Women’s Studies Conference

  1. Alison Moore Smith on October 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Julie M. Smith, Independent Scholar

    I love it! You will be brilliant, as usual!

  2. Alison Moore Smith on October 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

    P.S. Do you know of a registration page for this conference? I can only find this info page: Conference on Women and Creativity.

  3. Rachel Whipple on October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I’ll try to find you. I’ll be in class during your session, Julie. And you’re up against Tova–we have kids in the same class, and she taught Latin in their classroom last year.

  4. James Olsen on October 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    The speakers and topics all look great, but as a conference on “Women’s Studies” there are some shocking holes – great big huge ones. Should we cheer for the fact that they have such a large and interesting conference going on, or pull our hair out because they continue to ignore most of what passes for women’s studies in the country?

  5. Julie M. Smith on October 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Alison, I don’t believe that any registration is required before the conference.

    Rachel, not *against*, with! (Unfortunately, I am ‘against’ the polygamy humor paper–I’d love to see that.)

    James, the theme is women and creativity, which eliminates, I think, some of the topics that you might be thinking of.

  6. Sharee Hughes on October 28, 2011 at 9:47 am

    This sounds wonderful. Although I already have plans for Thursday night and Saturday, I’d love to come down there on Friday. It has been a long time since my student days at BYU. Where is the Joseph Fielding Smith Building and where would visitors park that might be close to it?

  7. James Krause on November 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Sharee – the JFSB is directly west of the library. It’s the new building for the College of Humanities. Visitor parking is the lot near the Museum of Art or to the east of the Wilkinson Center.

    Julie – I know Bonnie and I’ve read bits and pieces of her work. She’s good. I’m probably going to let my 9:00 class out early so I can catch her paper.

  8. Sharee Hughes on November 5, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Julie, I just wanted to say thank you for posting this information. My friend and I had a great time at the conference yesterday. I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your paper and most of the others we heard, as well as the little recital by Stephen Beus last night. Unfortnately, we can’t go down for the rest of it today. But I wouldn’t have even known about it had you not posted it here. So thanks again.