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

Participant Resources

Travel & Accommodations

Weather Forecast

Driving & Parking Directions

Shuttle Schedule

Recorded Lectures    

Conversation Program

Parking for the Conversation is in the Kerr Student Center Lot (P1 on campus map). 

Registration and Session 1 will be in Hieronymous Lounge in Kerrwood Hall (A on campus map).


Friday, February 24
2:00 p.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus.
2:30 p.m. Registration - President's Patio, Kerrwood Hall
3:00 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks - Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall

3:30 p.m.


Session 1: Hieronymus Lounge

Thinking About Gender: Notes from Studying the History of Christianity.

Elizabeth Clark , Duke University
5:15p.m. Break

5:30 p.m.


Dinner - Founder's Dining Room

(Re)Dressing the Part:  Casting and Gender in Henry VI, Part 3

John Blondell, Westmont College & Lit Moon Theatre Company
7:00 p.m. Shuttles depart to Center Stage Theater.
8:00 p.m.

Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 - Center Stage Theater

Presented by the Lit Moon Theatre Co.

Tickets complimentary for all registered participants.

10:30 p.m. Shuttles return to waterfront hotels.
Saturday, February 25
8:30 a.m. Shuttles depart waterfront hotels for campus.
9:00 a.m.

Breakfast - Founder's Dining Room

10:00 a.m.


Session 2: Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall

Indulging our Gendered Selves? Understanding Sex Segregation

Maria Charles, University of California, Santa Barbara
11:45 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Lunch - Founder's Dining Room

2:00 p.m.


Session 3: Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall

Gender Studies in Theory and Practice

Faculty Panel: Eileen McMahon (Westmont College), Omedi Ochieng (Westmont College), Jackie Simpson (University of Michigan)
3:50 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m.


Session 4: Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall

Looking into the Future: What Are We Taking Back to Our Campuses?

Q & A with Elizabeth Clark and Maria Charles

5:30 p.m. Shuttles return to waterfront hotels.