Call for Papers at Feminist Poetics & Activism conference

Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism: A Gathering
CUNY Graduate Center, Fall 2009

In celebration of its tenth year, Belladonna ( will join with The CUNY Graduate Center’s Women’s Studies Certificate Program, Center for Research on Women and Society, Center for Humanities, Poetics Group, and English Department to present a conference aimed at advancing and broadcasting the life of Feminist Avant-Garde Poetics and Activism Today. The conference will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center on September 24 and 25, 2009.

Goals for this conference are the following:

  1. To support the study of the Feminist Avant-Garde
  2. To encourage collaboration between radical feminist artists/thinkers/activists.
  3. To provide a space to think about relevant activism in these times, in this place.

Papers and presentations might focus on (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Collaborations between poets and artists, poets and dancers, poetry theater, poets and scientists (or science), between teachers and students, between poets and community activists.
  • Critical consideration of women writers who for whatever reason have not yet received it—we welcome non-traditional and cross-genre approaches.
  • Race, Gender, Class: Working within and across affinities.
  • AgitProp that incorporates poetic thinking and expression.
  • Calls for Action. Organizing sessions.

Send panel proposals and/or paper abstracts (350 words maximum, or send a dvd of performance/visual/sound work) to by December 1, 2008.