The Gendered Liberal Arts? Femininity, Masculinity and the Future of Liberal Education

The Eleventh Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts

February 24 - 25, 2012







Elizabeth A. Clark

Maria Charles

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How can the liberal arts help us understand gender as it intersects with race, class, sexuality, religious identity and global position?


How do the institutional and cultural functions of liberal education resist, or reinscribe, traditional notions ofgender? Is the liberal arts campusbecoming a "feminized space"? What, if anything, is liberating about the liberal arts for gendered beings?

Join faculty members and administrators from around the country as we explore the relationship between gender and the liberal arts. Click  here for more on the unique format of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts.


2012 Conversation Planning Committee:


Jamie Friedman--assistant professor of English

Cheri Larsen Hoeckley--professor of English, coordinator of gender studies

Omedi Ochieng--associate professor of Communication Studies

Christian Hoeckley--director, Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts