Author Archives: Christine Corcos

Call For Papers From Journal of Feminist Scholarship

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, a new online journal, has sent out a call for papers. Why a new journal? Why now? We believe it is time to explore the state of feminist scholarship at the turn of the new … Continue reading

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Comic Journalism’s “Brenda Starr” Retires

Mary Schmich is retiring the comic strip “Brenda Starr” tomorrow after writing her adventures for twenty-five years. Ms. Schmich took over duties for “Brenda Starr” in 1985 after the originator, Dale Messick, retired. Brenda was a trailblazer, a woman who … Continue reading

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Isabelle Caro, Model, Anti-Anorexia Campaigner, Dies

Daniele Gouzard-Dubreuil Prevot, model Isabelle Caro’s acting teacher, announced that Ms. Caro died (Los Angeles Times obit) last month and was buried November 24. Ms. Caro, who suffered from anorexia, posed for the famous anti-anorexia ad labelled “No Anorexia” in … Continue reading

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Hot Topic Program At AALS–E-Marriage: Emerging Trends Meet the Law

From Adam Candeub: Hot Topics Panel at the AALS E-Marriage:  Emerging Trends Meet the Law Mae Kuykendall          (MSU College of Law)                 Moderator Adam Candeub          (MSU College of Law)                 Presentation of the E-Marriage Concept Larry Ribstein            (Illinois College of Law)               Critical … Continue reading

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Fat Is a Feminist Ballet Issue

A lot of people are firing back at Alastair Macaulay, the New York Times critic who opined that Sugarplum Fairy Jenifer Ringer had eaten one too many holiday sweets. “This didn’t feel, however, like an opening night. Jenifer Ringer, as the … Continue reading

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Do Unions Help Women Faculty?

Ann Mari May, Elizabeth Moorhouse, and Jennifer A. Bossard have published Representation of Women Faculty at Public Research Universities: Do Unions Matter? in volume 63 of the Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2010). Here is the abstract. The authors investigate the … Continue reading

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A Network Of One’s Own

Looking for scholars with interests similar to yours? Check out this resource: Collaborative Research Networks. Among its networks are “Collective Human Rights,” “Feminist Legal Theory,” “Gender and Judging,” Gender, Sexuality, and Law,” Integrating Gender Into Legal Education,” International Socio-Legal Feminisms,” … Continue reading

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Are the Media’s Representations of Supreme Court Nominees Gendered?

Renee Newman Knake and Hannah Brenner, both of Michigan State University College of Law, have published Rethinking Gender Equality in the Legal Profession: What the Media’s Depiction of Supreme Court Nominees Reveals About the Pipeline to Power as an MSU Legal … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood on “Mad Men”

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Gina Barreca weighs in on the Women of AMC’s “Mad Men,” here. Comments Ms. Barreca, Sisterhood, smisterhood. You know what’s really powerful? Women laughing together. Really laughing. Truth-laughing. Even when it’s all not politically or … Continue reading

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Louisiana Appellate Court Rules In Favor of Tulane On Issue Of Closing Women’s College

A Louisiana Appeals Court has upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought against Tulane University, which closed legendary Sophie Newcomb College after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The litigation was filed by the descendant of Newcomb’s founder, Josephine Newcomb, who … Continue reading

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Calling All Bloggers

The blog Girl With Pen is seeking assistance. See the job posting below. It’s been a little quite round here this summer.  But we’re coming back in blazes come fall.  And speaking of: Author and Founding Partner of She Writes Deborah … Continue reading

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Congratulations! It’s a Patentista!

Dan L. Burk, University of California, Irvine School of Law, has published Do Patents Have Gender? in volume 18 of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law. Here is the abstract. Patent law offers a set … Continue reading

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Taking Bond’s Women Seriously

Kimberly A. Neuendorf, Thomas D. Gore, Amy Dalessandro, Patricie Janstova, and Sharon Snyder-Suhy have published Shaken and Stirred: A Content Analysis of Women’s Portrayals in James Bond Films at 62 Sex Roles 747-761 (2010).  Here’s the abstract. A quantitative content analysis of … Continue reading

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Sexual Assault and the Law: Scholarship From Canada

Two Canadian professors have contributed some provocative scholarship on sexual assault law recently. Janine Benedet, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, has published The Sexual Assault of Intoxicated Women , forthcoming in the Canadian Journal of Women and the … Continue reading

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The Regulation of Naming

Yofi Tirosh, Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, has published A Name of One’s Own: Gender and Symbolic Legal Personhood in the European Court of Human Rights, in volume 33 of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender (2010). Here … Continue reading

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Mr. Deity and the Help-Meet, Or, Explaining the Politics of Housework In Three and a Half Minutes

I’ve discovered “Mr Deity and the Help Meet,”  in which Lucy (aka Lucifer) takes Mr. Deity to task 3 days before the Creation for changing male and female roles (and the balance of power).  Giving birth? Breast feeding? The women … Continue reading

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Call For Applications

The Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley, has issued this Call For Applications.           The BEATRICE BAIN RESEARCH GROUP (BBRG) is the University of California, Berkeley’s critical feminist research center, established in … Continue reading

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Jeannie Suk Publishes Book on Intersection of Domestic Violence and Privacy Law

From my mailbox, an announcement that Jeannie Suk, an assistant professor at Harvard Law School, has published At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution Is Transforming Privacy (Yale University Press). Here’s a description of the book from … Continue reading

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LSU Legal Clinic Wins Asylum Case

Robert Lancaster, Director of the Legal Clinic at Louisiana State University Law Center, reports that the Immigration Law Clinic won an asylum case for a Kenyan national facing persecution for her religious beliefs and membership in a particular social group. … Continue reading

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