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WGS Faculty and Graduate Student Research Grants – Apply Now!

UMKC WGS Faculty and Graduate Student Research Grants Guidelines – 2012  Purpose Women’s and Gender Studies offers research grants of up to $1,000 for WGS faculty and graduate student research initiatives with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For academic year 2011-12 WGS has a total of $3,000 to disburse. Types of projects funded Awards […]

Call for Books for the Keeler Women’s Center — Make Your Donation Today!

By Sarina Smith When one pictures a nun in this day and age, what is it that comes to mind?  Personally, I start envisioning Julie Andrews running around on mountain tops, but when I googled pictures of nuns I saw a range of awkward Halloween costumes and cartoon women in habits, looking stern and holding […]

Against Nostalgia: Esther Tusquets and the Remembering of the Gauche Divine

By Alberto Villamandos Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures It was the worst of times but, was it the best of times? Definitely, by the end of the 1960’s inBarcelona, under the Franco regime (1939-1975), things were looking a little better than a few years before. A change in the government to a more “liberal”—although […]

Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe Conference – June 5-8, 2012

An international and interdisciplinary conference on “Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe” will take place on the UMKC campus June 5-8, 2012.  Registration deadline is April 2. This is the second of three conferences designed to bring together specialists working on diverse geographical areas to create a dialogue about the Latin and vernacular texts nuns read, […]