CFP: IP/GENDER: THE UNMAPPED CONNECTIONS

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IP/GENDER: THE UNMAPPED CONNECTIONS : MARCH 24, 2006
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW
WASHINGTON, D.C.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Two years ago, we organized our first workshop on IP/Gender: The Unmapped Connections. Sponsored by the WCL Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest and the Women and the Law Program. That first meeting was our initial effort to bring scholars together to focus interdisciplinary attention on the interplay between intellectual property and gender. Last Spring, we built on the discussions from that first workshop by holding a second program highlighting the work of two scholars writing in this emerging area and the publication of their work in the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law. This Spring, on March 24th we are convening a symposium to explore these connections and showcase ongoing scholarship touching on these topics.

We extend this invitation for papers exploring intellectual property and gender connections. Topics we have discussed in our past meetings have ranged from the impact on intellectual property law and policy of gender-related imbalances in wealth, cultural access, political power, and social control; creative production and gender; the effects of stereotyping and of actual and rhetorical feminization and masculinization of participant roles upon intellectual property stakeholders; the gendered development of IP doctrines and doctrinal categories; related issues in the teaching and practicing of intellectual property; and feminist jurisprudential insights about intellectual property law.

We are hopeful that our Spring 2006 symposium might provide a forum for work that you now have underway or may be contemplating. We are inviting anyone interested in participating to submit a paper to be considered for presentation at the symposium. We would also be grateful if you would forward this email to others you know to be working in or interested in this area. We would appreciate receiving abstracts by Monday, January 23, 2006.

Papers selected for presentation and possible publication will be due in early March. Please send abstracts to Vicki Phillips at vfphillips@wcl.american.edu. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Peter Jaszi
Ann Shalleck
Christine Farley
Vicki Phillips
Josh Sarnoff

For more information: http://www.ipclinic.org

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