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Mona Fong, widow of Hong Kong movie mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, dies aged 83

Mona Fong Yat-wah, the singer, show business executive and widow of revered Hong Kong movie mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, died on Tuesday aged 83. Read more at: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2121124/mona-fong-widow-hong-kong-movie-mogul-sir-run-run-shaw-dies?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=edm&utm_content=20171122&utm_campaign=breaking_news&emarsys=1&sc_src=email_2080782&sc_llid=51930&sc_lid=147306723&sc_uid=J8WxnFBEZ6

Yale Jumps on to the Growing Trend of Gender-Neutral Terminology for Students

Inside Higher Ed reports that Yale University will discontinue the terms "freshman" and "upperclassman" in its official documents. Generally, the purpose of exchanging "freshman" and "upperclassman" has roots in the idea of being more inclusive.
Read more at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/09/18/yale-strikes-freshman-upperclassman-official-publications?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=2cf1854c4f-DNU20170918&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-2cf1854c4f-227965869&mc_cid=2cf1854c4f&mc_eid=e82702f68c

Signs Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society is currently accepting submission for the 2019 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars, the Stimpson Prize is awarded biennially to the best paper in an international competition. Feminist scholars in the early years of their careers (fewer than seven years since receipt of the terminal degree) are eligible to submit. This includes current graduate students. Papers may be on any topic that falls under the broad rubric of interdisciplinary feminist scholarship, and all papers submitted for the Stimpson Prize will be considered for possible publication in Signs.

Submissions are due March 1, 2018

The full call and submission instructions are available at http://signsjournal.org/for-authors/calls-for-papers/#stimpson.


Women and Gender in China Blog

Launched in September 2017, WAGIC is a collaborative blog project that aims to provide a dedicated and accessible space for commentary about all aspects of gender, sexuality and feminism(s) in China (incl. contested parts thereof), past and present.



New Book Launch: A Table for One, by Kinneret Lahad

A Table for One, a critical reading of singlehood, gender and time, is now published by Manchester University Press. The book was chosen by the Knowledge Unlatched Project to be open access. Please contact the author at lahadk@post.tau.ac.il directly for the link to the book.


Tani E. Barlow Papers Available for Research

The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women and the John Hay Library at Brown University are proud to announce the opening of the Tani E. Barlow papers. This collection was processed as part of the Feminist Theory Archive, established in 2003, which documents the work of influential feminist theorists and scholars of difference who examine sex and gender at the center of theoretical study.