POLCAN2ID#: 3093
Date: 2017-10-18
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Catégorie: Call for Papers
Sujet: CPSA Women’s Caucus Roundtable at Congress 2018: “Gendered Differences and the Slow Movement in Academia”

Berg and Seeber’s 2016 book The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy protests the “corporatization of the contemporary university” that has resulted in increased demand for speed, output, and efficiency from faculty regardless of the consequences for scholarship and education. This often has worked to the detriment of scholars who require time to carefully think through theoretical ideas, yet are required to meet institutional output standards for teaching and research.  The “slow movement” includes other work such as Treanor’s Slow University: A Manifesto, which identifies unease with academic workloads at the expense of self-care and family priorities. However, the Slow Movement has also faced criticisms, being labelled a mark of privilege of those with tenure at the expense of a growing precariat workforce, but also the ways in which resistance to the corporatization and increased speed of university labour might have varying gendered consequences. While the need for resistance to contemporary academic culture has validity, this roundtable seeks to explore the ways that strategies for participation might be tempered or limited due to gender, precariousness, or family structures. In addition to a discussion of these considerations, the roundtable seeks to also provide potential strategies for achieving “slower”, or more balanced, academic scholarship and lifestyle.
The CPSA Women’s Caucus invites participants interested in these themes to participate in a roundtable to be held at the CPSA conference at Congress 2018 in Regina, SK.  If you are interested in being a presenter, please send your name, email, and brief (3-5 line) description of the subject of your presentation to Emily Regan Wills (emily.wills@uottawa.ca) by October 27th, 11:59 p.m. CST.


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