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Women, Gender and the Cultural Production of


St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

8-11 August 2007

Preliminary Conference Programme

Main Conference Venue:

Rektorata, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia

15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Sofia-1504

Fore more information:

The International Federation for Research in Women’s History

acknowledges financial support from the following:

Sofia City Council


Open Society Institute

Trust for Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe

American Association of Women in Slavic Studies

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

2.30-4.00 pm

Registration and Coffee

Venue: Main Lobby, Rektorata

4.00-6.00 p.m.

Opening Session (Aula/Hall 65 Rektorata)

Welcome addresses: Dr. Zorka Purvanova (Historian, the First Lady), Prof. Alexander Fedotov (Vice-Rector, Sofia University), Dr. Alexander Dimchev (Dean, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences), Prof. Ivan Ilchev (Dean, Faculty of History)

20 years after the beginning

Prof. Ida Blom, University of Bergen

Dr. Karen Offen, Stanford University

Dr. Mary O’Dowd, Queen’s University Belfast

6.15 p.m. – Buses leave for Boyana Residence

7.15-10.00 p.m.

Reception in Boyana Residence

Thursday, 9 August 2007

9.00-10.15 am

Invited Speakers: Plenary Session 1 (Hall 65)

Chair: Prof. Francisca de Haan, Central European University-Budapest, Hungary

Prof. Mineke Schipper, University of Leiden

Never Marry a Woman with Big Feet. Wisdom about Women from Around the World

10.15-10.45 am: Coffee

10.45-12.30 p.m.

Panel 1: Women, orality and memory (I)

Room A

Chair: Daniela Koleva, Sofia University, Bulgaria

1. Jeong Sook Kim, Yeungnam University, South Korea

The life of eldest daughter in law of the Korean traditional head family for their worship ancestors

2. Kyung Sook Jung, Kangnung National University, Korea

70's Old Lady's Life Herstory

3. Sung Sook Lee, Hanyang University, South Korea

Gender and Oral history: Memories of the Korean War, 1950-1953

4. Oksana Kis, Lviv, Ukraine

Perceptions of the Soviet Regime and the Ukrainian nation-state in the oral biographies of the Ukrainian women: towards the problem of regional and ethnic differences.

5. Sanja Potkonjak, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Memorable socialism: women’s voices from the Croatian socialist past

Panel 2: Women in traditional societies (I)

Room B

Chair: Nikola Langreiter, Vienna University, Austria

1. Beryl Nicholson, UK

Practice or culture? Widows in the rural family in Mallakastër, Albania in the early twentieth century

2. Georgeta Marghescu, “Polytechnica” University of Bucharest, Romania

Women’s ecological knowledge in the traditional Romanian culture

3. Roxana Deca, The Regional Museum of Oltenia Craiova

Women’s Juridical Status in the Romanian Traditional Society

4. Silvia Ruschak, Vienna University, Austria

Global dressing – On the Influence of the Second Hand Clothes Market on South Ghanaian Female Dressing

Panel 3: Women, tradition and education

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Megan Lloyd Joiner, Columbia University

Raising Her Voice: Archetypal Images of Women in Education from Biblical Curricula to Ursuline Women.

2. Katerina Dalakoura, University of Creta, Greece

Women’s education in the Greek Communities of the Ottoman empire (19th c. - beginning of 20th) Socialization on the patterns of patriarchy and nationalism

3. Mir Zahida Naznin, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Social Taboos, Female Education and the State Policy in the Eastern part of Bengal (1854-1920)

4. Maria del Pilar Lopez Uribe, Loly Aylu Gaitan Guerrero

The transmission of knowledge in women’s schools during the first half of the 20th century in Bogota, Colombia

5. Sylwia Kuźma, Polish Academy of Sciences

Demythologization and production of “scientific” knowledge about birth control in the United States in the first decades of the 20th century

Panel 4: Women in legal discourses

Room D

Chair: TBA

1. Sashka Georgieva, Institute of History-BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria

Defining the Qualities of the Ideal Spouse in Mediaeval Europe

2. Anna Loutfi, CEU-Budapest, Hungary

The Family as a Site of Cultural Autonomy and Freedom. Anxieties in Legal Debates over State-Regulation of Marriage in Late 19th Century Hungary

3. Svetla Baloutzova, New Bulgarian University-Sofia, Bulgaria

The Cultural Production of Social Deviance: Legal Debates on Illegitimacy in early-Twentieth-century Bulgaria

4. Mi-Jeoung Kim, Korean University, South Korea (sponsored by Brain Korea 21 The Education and Research Group for Korean History, Korea University)

Laying stress on state power and sex control - Korean 1960s and 1970s the State Family Planning Programs.

12.30-1.30 p.m. Lunch

1.30-3.15 p.m.

Panel 5: Women in Traditional Societies (II)

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Jamie Gianoutsos, Queen’s University, Belfast

Hrosvitha’s Virgins: Repression or Liberation? (first female dramatist in Europe, 10th c.)

2. Joo Park, Catholic University of Taegu, South Korea

The Manchu Invasions and the Life of Women of Choson Dynasty (1636, the Choson dynasty was invaded by Ch'ing)

3. Olga Todorova, Institute of History, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria

Gender Aspects of Islamization in Early Ottoman Bulgaria: Oral Tradition

4. Judith de Luce, Miami University, USA

Mothers Mourning their Adult Children (Greece and Rome)

5. Desislava Kirova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

The images of women in the Bulgarian medi(a)eval apocrypha: between the reality and the symbolism

Panel 6: Writing gendered histories (I)

Room A

Chair: TBA

1. Isabelle Ernot, Université Paris 7 – ICT – Cedref, France

I Representations of women’s history: a window for studying gender relations (French women’s writings between the end of the 18th century and 1940)

2. Katri Kivilaakso, University of Helsinki, Finland

The Aura of the Archives. Locating Helvi Hämäläinen’s (1907—1998) work in history

3. Jung-Ran Yoon, Korean Association of Women’s History, Seoul, South Korea

National Movement of Memory and Korean Women

4. Song-Hee Lee

The Korean Women's Life in 1950s' searched through Their Memory

Panel 7: Gender and nation, “national” women

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Mary Muldowney, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

‘It never entered our heads that there might be anything evil going on’: national identity and sexual morality in Ireland during the Second World War.

2. Myoung-A Kwon, Han Yang University, South Korea

The Fantasy of Women Spy Group and ‘Becoming Good Japanese’ Propaganda in Korea, 1930-1945

3. Senem Zeybekoglu and Kivanc Kilinc, State University of New York at Binghamton

Constructing Women for the Republic: Architecture, the City and the Politics of Gender Identity in 1930s Ankara

4. Rebecca Hartman, Eastern Oregon University

“Woman Sleeps with Chickens”: Nationalism, Authenticity and Gender in U.S. Government Photography, 1935-1940

5. Zornitsa D. Keremidchieva, Hamlin University, USA

“Our task is the creation of women:” Speech Instruction and the YWCA’s Americanization campaigns

Panel 8: Gender and women in oral and written culture

Room D

Chair: Silvia Ruschak, Vienna University, Austria

1. Shirin Akhtar, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Gender in Oral and Written Culture: Traditional Bengal Society

2. Myriem Naji, University College London, UK

Weaving female knowledge and the production of men (gendered production of carpet in Morocco)

3. Harriet Nkomazana, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Exploring the ‘Advancement of Technology’: The significance of the Mortar and Pestle among African Women

4. Mary E. Frederickson, Miami University of Ohio

“Gendered Voices: Modern Ghazals in Central Asia, 1920-Present” (“talking with women” in four nations across the region, the route traversed by the ancient Silk Road: China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekystan and Turkey)

5. Maria Gasouka, University of the Aegean

Witchcraft and female knowledge

3.15-3.30 p.m. Coffee/Tea

3.30-5.15 p.m.

Panel 9: Writing gendered histories (II)

Room A

Chair: Elisabeth Elgán, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden

1. Fatmagul Berktay, University of Istanbul, Turkey

Feminist History Writing: Gender, History and Nation-building in Turkey

2. Helena Lewis, Harvard University, USA

Perceptions And Reality: The German Occupation of France in World War II in the Works of Simone de Beauvoir and Elsa Triolet

3. Jordy Silverstein, University of Melbourne, Australia

‘Can’t you just feel Jewish because you’re Jewish?’ Questioning discourses of identity, gender, collective memory, and The Holocaust as taught in Jewish schools in Melbourne and New York

4. Saara Tuomaala, University of Helsinki, Finland

Women and Girls as Writers of History in Finland. Gendered production of cultural memory?

Panel 10: Women, Writing and Cultural Transmission in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Ireland

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Mary O’Dowd, Queen’s University Belfast

Women Readers and Irish Periodicals c. 1770-1820

2. Rosemary Raughter, University College, Dublin

Temporal Affairs and Paternal Conflicts: Reading Between the Lines in the Spiritual Journal of Elizabeth Bennis

3. Clara Cullen, University College, Dublin

Women and the pursuit of scientific learning in nineteenth-century Ireland [?]

4. Lisa Townsend, Queen’s University, Belfast

Women Writing the Irish Past: Motivations, Methodology and Participation in Antiquarian Debate, 1800-1840

5. Elaine Farrell, Queen’s University, Belfast

Panel 11: Cultural significations: women represented (I)

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Despoina Kaklamanidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

The war of the sexes: The screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s

2. Glafki Gotsi, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Modern women, modernist tropes: female portraiture in Greek art of the interwar period.

3. Gokcen Basaran, Ege University, Turkey

The Image of “European Women” in Turkish Historical Novels (Turhan Tan)

4. Katie Kirk, Queen’s University, Belfast

Embodied Enlightenment: The Submissive Islamic female body in the contemporary Dutch Enlightenment Project

5. Gergana Doncheva, Sofia, Bulgaria

Symptomatic Representations of the Women in New Balkan Cinema

Panel 12: Gender identities and religious identities

Room D

Chair: Olga Todorova, Institute of History, Sofia, Bulgaria

1. Alice E Sanger, University of Manchester, UK

Sacred Collections, Cultural Memory & Gender in Baroque Italy

2. Yuthika Mishra, Vivekananda College, Delhi, India

‘Culture’ as Construct: The Role of Knowledge in the Changing Socio-Religious Ethos of Indian Society in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

3. Rieko Fukushima Byron, Nagoya University, Japan

Gender and ‘Modern’ Cultural Production: A Case Study of Church Related Women’s Group in Solomon Islands (Mothers’ Union, a Noro Church women’s group, empowerment)

4. Tahera Aftab, University of Karachi, Pakistan

Gender, Patronage, and Society in South Asian Islam

5. Samina Sultana, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Role of Women in Popularising some New Aspects in Religious Culture in Ancient and Early Medieval Bengal

5.15-5.30 p.m. Break

5.30-7.15 p.m. Plenary Session 2 (Hall 65)

Women Immigrants who left an impact in the new land

Chair: Prof. Yael Katzir, University of Haifa, Israel

1. Yael Katzir, University of Haifa, Israel

The profile of Marie Balian Armenian Ceramic Artist in Jerusalem

2. Esther Carmel Hakim, University of Haifa, Israel

The Choices of Irma Lindheim (1886-1978): from a mansion in Long Island to a hut in Kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek (a film and a paper)

The session will consist of two films each about 25-30 minutes and discussion.

Friday, 10 August 2007

9.00-10.15 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Plenary Session 3 (Hall 65)

Chair: Prof. Milena Kirova, Sofia University

Prof. Karen Offen, Stanford University, USA

10.15-10.45 a.m.: Coffee

10.45-12.30 a.m.

Panel 13: Women’s movements and feminisms (I)

Room A

Chair: Karen Offen, Stanford University, USA

1. Mailyn J. Boxer, San Francisco State University, USA

Linking Socialism, Feminism, and Social Darwinism in Belle Epoque France: The Political Journalism of Aline Valette (1892)

2. Margaret McFadden, North Carolina, USA

Borders, Boundaries, and the Necessity of Reflexivity: International Women Activists and the Shadow Narrative.

3. Anna Kuismin, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland

“I Have a Right to Sing”: A Feminist Manifesto by a Finnish Peasant Woman from 1831

4. Tiina Kinnunen, University of Joensuu, Finland

Debating individualism and altruism: intellectual controversies in the early 20th century feminism

5. Jinsook Park, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea

A Comparative Study on the West and Korean Women’s Movements: A Preliminary Study

Panel 14: Gender in Art and Music

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Cheryl Johnson, Miami University, USA

The Dialogics of Tar in Toni Morrison's Fiction (Black Arts Movement)

2. Najma Begum (Khan Majlis), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Gender Perspective in Mughal Art

3. Ioannis Tsioulakis, Queen’s University, Belfast

‘What we live or what we sing?’ Redefining gender ideologies in the neo-traditional music scene of Athens (spring and summer 2006)

4. Anna G. Piotrowska, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Gender in musicological thought (New Musicology (since 1980s)

5. Kennan Ferguson, University of South Florida, USA

Silence’s Gender (Selence Can Also Operate as Resistance)

Panel 15: Museum and Performativity of History

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Miho Morioka, Chuo University, Japan

Stefan Herheim’s Madama Butterfly and the Metaphorical Role of Museum

2. Noriko Murai, Temple University, Japan

Re-constructing Isabella Stewart Gardner’s ‘Asia’ and the Cultural Politics of Displaying the Past in the Present

3. Hiroshi Kurushima, National Museum of Japanese History, Japan

Representation of History in Museum Displays and the Autonomy of Audience

4. Jae-In Kim, Korean Institute for Gender Equality, Promotion and Education

Panel 16:


Room D

Gender Equity in Secondary and Higher/University Education in Central and Eastern Europe and the Situation of Women in the Academia

Krassimira Daskalova, Introduction of the aim of the panel

Chair: Mineke Bosch, Maastricht University, the Netherlands and the European Platform for Women in Science (EPWS) (she will show a short documentary)

1. Mihaela Miroiu, Bucharest, Romania

Guidelines for Promoting Gender Equity in Higher Education in Central and Eastern Europe

2. Marina Blagojevic, Budapest and Belgrade

Women in the Academia: South-Eastern European Perspective

3. Fatmagul Berktay, University of Istanbul

Women and Gender in the Turkish Academia

4. Raina Gavrilova, TCSEE and Sofia University

Women/Gender in the History Textbooks in Bulgaria

5. Ralitsa Muharska, Sofia, Former President of the Bulgarian Association of University Women

The Socialist Academic Old Boy Network and the stagnation in Bulgarian higher education

12.30-1.30 p.m. Lunch – Business Meeting of the IFRWH

1.30-3.15 p.m.

Panel 17: Women’s movements and feminisms (II)

Room A

Chair: TBA

1. Anne Cova, University of Porto, Portugal

Feminisms and associativism: The national councils of women in France and Portugal, a comparative

approach, 1901-1939.

2. Seyed Javad Emamjomehzadeh, Isfahan, Iran

Feminist Political Theory, Critiques and Controversies

3. Elisabeth Elgán, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden

Les couleurs des féministes

4. Julie Carlier, Ghent University, Belgium

First Wave Feminism and Social Reform in Belgium: A Case Study of (Trans)National Cultural Transfer : the Children’s Library in Ghent

5. Hyunjoo Chung, Seoul Northern Women's Development Center, South Korea

Character and Activities of Women’s Organizations, from Liberation to 1950’s: Origin of Present Women’s Organizations

Panel 18: Women, Gender, Femininity and Family between Tradition and Modernity

Room B

Chair: Anelia Kassabova, Institute of Ethnology, BAS-Sofia

1. Sukawarsini Djelantik, Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia

Gender in Javanese and Sundanese Cultures

2. Yaeyoon Ahn, Seoul, South Korea

The Colonization of Femininity in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945

3. Young-Sun Kim, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA

Inventing the Modern Patriarchal Family in Colonial Korea, 1920-37

4.Pratyusa Kumar Mandal, National Council for Education Research and Training, India

Culture as hope – Journeying with the women of Orissa through 'Raja Samkranti', the festival of fertility

5. Kyoko KOJIMA, Japan

The Ainu Culture and Women in Modern Japan

Panel 19: Cultural production: women writers (II)

Room C

Chair: Kornelia Slavova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

1. Biljana Dojčinović – Nešić, Belgrade, Serbia

History, Identity and Diversity in Serbian Women’s Writing

2. Avital H. Bloch, University of Colima, Mexico

Women Writers in a “War of Words” over the Vietnam War (Diana Trilling (1905-1996) and Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), and their clash over the Vietnam War during the late 1960s and early 1970s)

3. Elizabeth Mjelde, De Anza College, USA

Return to Portsmouth: Gender and the Limits of the Colonialist Picturesque

4. Sonia Amin, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Victorious Muse and the Lonely Poet: Vicoria Ocampo and Rabindranath Tagore

5. Séverine Genieys-Kirk, University of Edinburgh

Women and knowledge in the works of Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756) and Ann Thicknesse (1737-1824): a cross-cultural perspective


Room D

Gender Equity in Secondary and Higher/University Education in Central and Eastern Europe and the Situation of Women in the Academia

Chair: Anna Proikova, Sofia University and theEuropean Platform of Women in Science

1. Natalia Pushkareva, St. Petersburg, Russia

Female Academics in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia Seen by themselves

2. Elisabeta Negreanu, National Institute for Educational Sciences, Romania

The education for the women’s life and the women’s role in education

3. Larysa Buryak, Kiev

Gender Equality in contemporary Ukrainian humanitarian studies

4. Svetlana Shmelova and Elisabeth Parsons,

Western and Eastern European Gender Specific Issues for Management of Higher Education

5. Helena Uzeneva, Moscow, Russia

Voices of Their Own: Women in the Academia

3.15-3.30 p.m. Coffee/Tea

3.30-5.15 p.m.

Panel 21: Women’s movements and feminisms (III)

Room A

Chair: Anne Cova, University of Porto, Portugal

1. June Purvis, University of Porthsmouth, UK

Memory and Myth Making in Writing British Suffrage History: cultural representations of Christabel Pankhurst (1880-1957), suffragette leader in Edwardian Britain

2. Natalia Novikova, Yaroslavl, Russia

Early historical accounts of the Russian women’s movement: a political dialog or contention?

3. Rumi Yasutake, Konan University, Japan

Pan-Pacific Women's Network and Japanese Women's Movement During the Inter-War Years

4. Nadine Boucherin, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Women between Political Culture and Medical Knowledge: the Fight around Representations

(Swiss women’s movements for political and civic rights)

5. Mary Eberts, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada

The Sisters Speak: Canadian Aboriginal Women Reclaim Themselves

Panel 22: Women and the production of knowledge: women and written culture

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Liselotte Vandenbussche, Ghent University, Belgium

Debating evolutionary theory. Femininities and masculinities in the work of Virginie Loveling ((1836-1923), the major liberal women writer in 19th-century Flanders).

2. Lea Laitinen, Dept. of Finish Language and Literature, Helsinki, Finland and

Kaisa Kauranen, Finland

Three women as writers and social activists in 19th century Finland

3. Nora Patricia Ríos de la Mora, University of Colima, Mexico

María del Refugio Barragán de Toscano: 19th Century Teacher and Mexican Novelist

4. Elsi Hyttinen, University of Turku, Finland

Reaching out for the Working-Class Reader or The Significance of Genres in Elviira Willman’s (1875—1927) Work (working class playwright)

5. Karoline Feyertag, University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy

Reading „the Other“ and getting read by others in Sarah Kofman’s case (Philosopher, autobiographer, Shoa, death 1994)

Panel 23: The Faces of Sexual Violence: History, Discourses and Reality

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Marianna Muravyeva, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Construction of the Crime of Rape through Law and LIterature under the Female Rule (Russian of 18th century)

2. Daniel Healey, University of Swansea, UK

Soviet Rape

3. Noriyo Hayagawa, Moiji University, Japan

Politics of “Comfort Women” for Japanese Soldiers in the Twenty-First Century Japan

4. Hyun-Back Chung, SungKyunKwan University, South Korea

War and Military Sexual Slavery System : Focusing on the comparison between Germany and Japan


Room D

Gender Equity in Secondary and Higher/University Education in Central and Eastern Europe and the Situation of Women in the Academia

Chair: Milena Kirova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

1. Georgeta Nazurska, Sofia, Bulgaria

Women’s education and the gender contact in the pre-World War Two Bulgaria

2. Tunde Lengyelova, University of Bratislava, Slovakia

Gender and education in contemporary Slovakia

3. P. Rouni, Th. Kokla, P. Kotsakiori, Greece

Women and Gender in the Greek Technical Universities

4. Daniela Koleva, Deputy-Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University

Feminisation of university education?

5. Leah Davcheva/Milena Ivanova, British Council-Sofia

Women and gender within the multicultural curricula

5.15-5.30 p.m. Coffee break


Panel 25: Women readers and the reading

Room A

Chair: TBA

1. Peter Castello, USA

Towards a (Gendered) Phenomenology of Reading: Women's Ways of Receiving the Multiplicity of Text(s)

2. Rosey Whorlow, University of Chichester, UK

[the women’s pages of The Motorcycle magazine 1903-1914]

3. Timothy G. Ashplant, John Moore University, Liverpool, UK

"'I felt conscious of power, where it came from I know not': Language, Reading and Friendships in the Lives of Two Lower-Middle-Class Women (England, c. 1900)"

4. Claudia Gori, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Sentiments: Four sets of love letters in nineteenth and twentieth-century Italy.

5. Rasa Baločkaitė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Gender roles upside down: „And what‘s thereafter“ by L.Anilionyte (Lithuanian philosopher)

Panel 26: Cultural significations: women represented (II)

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Noriko K. Ishii, Otsuma Women’s University, Japan

The Production, Reconfiguration and Consumption of the Modernized Gender Role in Meiji Japan by American and Japanese Women

2. Ronald Walter Greene, University of Minnesota, USA

Scripting Women’s Lives: Entertainment-Education and the Cultural Governance of the Population Crisis

3. Leonarda Kovacic, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

“The First Aboriginal ‘Pin-Up Girl’” (construction of modern Aboriginality 1930s)

4. Lettie Ransley, Queen’s University, Belfast

“Mise Eire”: Eavan Boland and the construction of Irish femininity. Ireland

5. Katherine Holden, University of West England, UK

Showing Them How: the Cultural Reproduction of Ideas about Spinsterhood in Mid-Twentieth Century England

Panel 27: Women in professions (I)

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Tatiana Crivelli, Zürich, Switzerland

«It could have been definitely better». Publishing as a woman in the XVIII century Italy

2. Mara Patessio, Cambridge, UK

 From readers to writers: Japanese women and magazines during the 1880s
and 1890s

3. Candace Bailey, Music Department NCCU, USA

Music Composed by “A Lady”—a Contradiction in Cultural Values of the American South

4. Carolyn J. Eichner, University of South Florida, USA

“Learning from the Colonies: French Feminist Journalism, 1881-1891” (French feminists’ conceptions of race and agency in La Citoyenne)

5. Claudia Alvares, Lusofona University, Lisbon, Portugal

The Constitution of the Feminine in the Portuguese Press: A Content Analysis of the Diário de Notícias newspaper (February 1 to 14, 2006)


Room D

Gender Equity in Secondary and Higher/University Education in Central and Eastern Europe and the Situation of Women in the Academia

Representatives of national branches of the International Federation of University Women: from Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, and Turkey: they will present data about the situation of academic women in their national context.

Representatives of Bulgarian Women's NGOs, working on the field of women's education: Tanya Kmetova, Pavlina Filipova, Genoveva Tisheva, Stanimira Hadjimitova

Saturday, 11 August 2007

9.00-10.15 a.m.

Invited Speakers: Plenary Session 4 (Hall 65)

Chair: Prof. Maria Bucur, Indiana University, USA

Prof. Mihaela Miroiu, National School for Political Science, Bucharest, Romania

10.15-10.45 a.m.: Coffee

10.45-12.30 a.m.

Panel 29 Masculinities and femininities throughout time and space (I)

Room A

Chair: Stefan Dechev, University of Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

1. Galina Goncharova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

The Heroic Weakness: the Bulgarian Man facing the Death of the National Ideal

2. Daniela Koleva, Sofia University, Bulgaria

"Men, a hundred kilos of men!" The construction of masculinity in a narrative interview

3. Petar Vodenicharov and Milena Angelova, South-West University, Blagoebgrad, Bulgaria

In the name of the mother-party: heroic men in charismatic society

4. Ralitsa Muharska, Sofia University, Bulgaria.

The Mug of the Transition: the Grotesque Masculinity of the Cleptocracy

Panel 30: Women in political discourses

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Prof. Ida Blom, University of Bergen, Norway

Caricatures and pictorial representations of gender and political power: Norway in the twentieth century

2. Maureen Wright, University of Porthsmuth, UK

Not “a mere Suffrage Society”: the cultural construction of womanhood in the texts of the Women’s Emancipation Union, 1891-1899.

3. Nadejda Alexandrova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

The Woman’s Question’ in the 19th C Bulgarian Press: strategies of resistance to feminist claims

4. Ingrid Jooren, Institutum Studoriem Humanitatis, Slovenia

Gender Stereotypes in Slovenian, former Yugoslavian and Netherlands and EU constitutions

5. Dietlind Huechtker, Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Osmitteletropas, Germany

Gender and future in popular stories from Galicia: the production of knowledge about society in women politics (19th/20th century)

Panel 31: Cultural Constructions of Gender in the Twentieth Century

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Anne McKernan, The College of New Rochelle, USA

Gender and Symbolism in Irish Political Satire – Baratariana

2. Nicola Gordon-Bowe

The Role of Women in Visualizing National Identity in Ireland 1900 -1925

3. Maryann Valiulis, Trinity College Dublin

Conflicting Cultural Constructions of Femininities and Masculinities in Ireland in the 1920s and 1930s

4. Eoin Clarke, Belfast

‘Cultural Memory and Irish Republican Motherhood’: Republican mothers in the private domain in Northern Ireland during 1969-74

5. Kornelia Slavova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
The Impact of Global Media on Women’s Identities in Post-communist Bulgaria

Panel 32: Women in professions (II)

Room D

Chair: TBA

1. Irene Bandhauer-Schöffmann, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Discourses on business and gender: The Rhetorical Figure of Women as Lavish Squanderers

2. Tutta Palin, Turku, FINLAND

Women artists as agents in an emerging modern media culture (1920s - early 1950s)

3. Sarah Johnson, Ph.D

Women Designers, Artefacts and Cultural Production in the late19th Century American Factory.

4. Marjan Sterckx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Gendered artefacts: Sculptures by women in the metropolitan public space

5. Maggie Andrews, Kingston University, UK

Homes both sides of the Microphone: Broadcasting and domesticity in the interwar years.

12.30-1.30 p.m. Lunch

1.30-3.15 p.m.

Panel 33: Women’s representations in socialist and post-socialist cultures

Room A

Chair: TBA

1. Nina Vodopivec

Where did heroines from textile factories go: Portraying socialist and post-socialist textile working women in Slovenia

2. Dubravka Djuric, Belgrade, Serbia

New oralities, written cultures and questioning of femininity in Post-Socialist Serbia

3. Georgeta Nazarska, Sofia, Bulgaria

Reception of the Bulgarian women’s periodicals (1930s-1960s): a case study

4. Anelia Kasabova, Institute of Ethnology, Sofia and Nikola Langreiter, Vienna University, Austria

Panel 34: Women in art: images and agents

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Laia Falcón, University Compultense-Madrid, Spain

The Queen’s make-up: How does Art build up the cultural construction of “The Woman in Power” by representing historic queens? (Comparing Cleopatra’s artistic portraits from a sociological perspective)

2. Sophie Cassagnes-Brouquet, University of Toulouse II, France

Women in art: The participation of women in workshops at the end of the Middle Age

3. Angela Giallongo, University of Urbino, Italy

Christine de Pizan and the sciences des femmes in the 15th century

(written and iconographic sources)

4. Maureen M. Meikle, University of Sunderland, UK

The artistic patronage and cultural reception of Queen Anna of Denmark (1574-1619), Britain’s first queen consort

5. Mari Firkatian, University of Hartford, USA

Stancioffs as cultural operatives – diplomats – Macedonian peasants – Egyptian Queens

Panel 35: Masculinities and femininities throughout time and space (II)

Room C

Chair: Timothy Ashplant, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

1. Stefan Detchev, NEC, Bucharest and South-West University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

From “Hush” to “Official”: Masculinity, Identity and Duelling in Bulgarian fin-de-siecle

2. Dimitur Kamburov, Sofia University, Bulgaria

3. Gergana Mircheva, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Physical Education in Bulgarian Schools (1918-1944): (Re)production of Masculinity and Re-Creation of the National Body

4. Irina Novikova, University of Riga, Latvia

Re-Naming Men - Politics of Memory

and Commemorations of War in Post-Soviet Contexts

3.15-3.30 p.m. Coffee/Tea

3.30-5.15 p.m.

Panel 36: Reception of John Stuart Mill’s ideas in South Eastern Europe

Room A

Chair: TBA

1. Maria Bucur, Indiana University, USA

Liberal Feminism and the Reception of JS Mill in modern Romania

2. Eleni Fournaraki, University of Creta, Greece

John Stuart Mill’s argument for women’s suffrage in a Greek context: the case of Nicolas Saripolos, theorist of constitutional law in 19th century Greece

3. Ivana Pantelic, Institute of Contemporary History, Belgrade, Serbia

John Stuart Mill in Serbia

4. Krassimira Daskalova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

“The Subjection of Women”: John Stuart Mill’s ideas and their reception in the late 19th and early 20th C Bulgaria

Panel 37: Self/Representation of women in professions

Room B

Chair: TBA

1. Miglena Ivanova, Institute of Ethnography, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria

The first state employed ladies were appointed to the Department of Posts and Telegraphs - a case study of a woman telegraph operator’s autobiography

2. Ljubinka Stoilova, BAS, Sofia, Bulgaria

Post WW II Discourses on the Contribution of Pioneer Women-Architects in Bulgaria from the Period Between the Two World Wars

3. Kirsti Salmi-Niklander, Department of Folklore Studies, University of Helsinki

A working-class woman writer or a collective pseudonym? The mystery of “Sanelma Oikotie” in early 20th-century Finland

4. Maria de Fátima Lopes & Alice Ines Oliveira Silva

The History of a Feminine Scientific Field in Brazil (Home Economics)

Panel 38: Women in professions: women writers

Room C

Chair: TBA

1. Nini Rodgers, Queen’s University Belfast

Women’s Writing in a Revolutionary Age: The Works of Mary Leadbeater (1758-1826)

2. Anne Trine Larsen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Gender and Identity in History: Danish Historical Novels by Female Authors

3. Julia Pidmohylna

Woman in the Ukrainian baroque literature: the way to self-representation

4. Angelina Zueva, CEU-Budapest, Hungary

Russian Women Writers in the Émigré Community in Sofia, 1918-1944

5.15-5.30 p.m. Coffee break

5.30-6.00 - Closing session

7.30 p.m.

Buses leave for the dinner in “Vodenitsata”

8.00-10.30 p.m.


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