By Hallie Tibbetts (@hallietibbetts)
I’m pleased to point you toward the papers, lectures, and similar presentations that have been accepted for this year.
Papers and lectures feature one or more presenters talking about a topic. Some speakers may give more formal readings of scholarly papers, with or without time for questions at the end; others may give relatively informal lectures with more audience participation. They’ll analyze, compare, and consider. They’ll present research. And they’ll give you their thoughts for pondering.
After a couple of years with fewer papers submitted for consideration, I’m pleased to see renewed interest from presenters. I hope that if you’re attending Sirens, you’ll make time to try a paper, lecture, or presentation—or two! Follow this link to find out about the presenters and what they’ll be talking about in these presentations:
“All the Queen’s Women”: Female Political Leadership in Marchetta’s Lumatere Chronicles
Confessions of a Pro Book Buyer
Hermione Granger: Student Revolutionary or Dumbledore’s Enforcer?
Lumberjanes: Comics for Hardcore Lady Types
The Pen Is the Sword: Sara Estela Ramírez, the Revolutionary as Poet
The Princess and the Picture Book
The Revolutionist’s Handbook: Deploying Your Dragons, Sorceresses, Spies, and Economists
Warriors, Philosophers, and Queens: Legendary Women throughout History
If you would like to support both Sirens and our presenters, we invite you to sponsor these (and other) presentations. The cost is $35 per presentation, and we will include your name next to your chosen topic on the accepted programming page. We’ll also list your sponsorship in our program book for this year’s event if we receive your sponsorship by August 21, 2015.