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2020 Gender Conference Program

9:00 - 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks
Ms. Crystal Guillory, Assistant Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Welcome
Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and Professor, Department of History, Humanities and Languages


9:10 - 9:40 AM

Moderator: Dr. DoVeanna Fulton Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor, Department of History, Humanities, and Languages

Do You See Love in Kindred by Octavia Butler?
By Elizabet Garza, University of Houston-Downtown


10:00 - 10:30 AM

Moderator: Dr. Katharine Jager, Associate Professor of English

"With Soft Low Tongue and Lowly Courtesy": Erasure of Female Identity as Presented in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew
By Chiamake Nzeadibe, Prairie View A&M University


10:45  - 11:30 AM

Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, Professor of English

The Assembly of Mechanized Masculinity: Re-Purposing the Pleasure Principle
By Paul Yang, University of Houston-Downtown

Comrades of Compassion: Against the Irrationality of the Men of Steel
By Miguel Sanchez, University of Houston-Downtown


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 

BREAK


12:15 - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Dr. Stacie DeFreitas, Associate Professor of Psychology

Panel: Examining Rape Culture

Can't Do It Alone: The Fight Against Rape Culture
By Madelynn Campbell, University of Houston-Downtown

Red Satin Sheets
By Lauren Nugent, University of Houston-Downtown


1:00 - 1:30 PM

Moderator: Dr. Tammis Thomas, Professor of English

Conformity to and Deviation from the Countertype in The Confusions of Young T├Ârless
By Alfred Grimaldo, University of Houston-Downtown


1:30 - 3:45 PM

Moderator: Ms. Crystal Guillory, Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  Documentary Screening: Pioneers in Skirts
   @2:30 - 3:00 PM - Q & A with Filmmakers
   @ 3:15 - 3:45 PM - Film Topics Breakout Sessions:

  • Pregnancy & Work - What Changes at Work When You Have Children
    (Moderator: Crystal Guillory - UHD Asst. Dean)
  • Gender Disparity in Education - Still
    (Moderator: Suzette-Cotto - Film Advisory Board Member)
  • Our Culture Doesn't Want to Hear from a Strong Woman
    (Moderator: Ashely Maria - Director, Pioneers in Skirts)
  • COVID-19 and Its Affect on Feminism - What We Need to Be Aware Of
    (Moderator: Lea-Ann Berst - Producer, Pioneers in Skirts)

3:50 - 4:50 PM

Moderator: Dr. Johanna Schmertz, Professor of English

Panel: Moonlight, Twilight, and the Hunger Games: Writing and Rewriting Gender in the Movies

Katniss Everdeen's Defiance of Female Gender Roles in The Hunger Games
By Danette Jasper, University of Houston-Downtown

Twilight and Gender: Edward Cullen and Vampiric Masculinity
By Miguel Sanchez, University of Houston-Downtown

The Depiction of Performative Modern Black Masculinity in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight
By Alfred Grimaldo, University of Houston-Downtown


4:50 - 5:20 PM

Moderator: Dr. Chuck Jackson, Associate Professor of English

The Dramatic Life of the First Female Director
By Elizabet Garza, University of Houston-Downtown


5:30 - 6:00 PM

Moderator: Dr. Laura Ruth Parker, Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Underrepresented Modern-Day Slave
By Brandt Wild, University of Houston-Downtown

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