5/18-19/12: Tales of Trickery, Tales of Endurance: Gender, Performance, & P
The Center for Folklore
Studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH invites you to
Tales of Trickery, Tales of Endurance:
Gender, Performance, and Politics in the Islamic World and Beyond
Conference in Honor of Margaret Mills
May 18-19, 2012
Mershon Center for International Security Studies
by the Center for Folklore Studies and generously supported by the Divsion of
Arts and Humanities;the Mershon Center for International Security
Studies; the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; the Department
of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; the Center for the Study of
Religion; and the Middle East Studies Center.
Professor Margaret Ann
Mills, retiring in June 2012 from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Cultures, has made major contributions to the study of women’s oral narrative,
traditional pedagogies, women in contemporary Afghanistan, and the folklore of
the Persian-speaking world and South Asia. She has helped us to think about the
rhetorical dimension of oral traditions; the gendering of religious experience;
the traditional public sphere; how literacies and pedagogies are mobilized to
form political identities; how individual and collective expressive repertoires
respond to war and displacement.
This conference assembles
some of her former students and longterm colleagues to discuss new developments
in these lines of research.For the schedule and further information seehttp://cfs.osu.edu/activities/conferences#Mills .
To RSVP for the
conference, please email Elo-Hanna Seljamaa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help us by specifying your attendance at Friday's lunch, Friday's
reception-dinner, and/or Saturday's lunch. Thank you!