S294. Gender and Authority: Teaching Under the Male Gaze

D136, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


This panel explores challenges and opportunities women writing-instructors face in the creative writing classroom. Panelists consider not only how the cultural male gaze influences the environment of and the work produced in creative writing courses, but also discuss the emotional labor and resistance often required of teachers. What does it mean to teach in a particular body? How does gender contribute to classroom authority? What do women teachers owe their students and owe themselves?



Louise Krug is an assistant professor at Washburn University. Her memoir, Louise: Amended, was named by Publishers Weekly as a Top 20 Nonfiction Book of the Year, and her memoir Tilted: The Post-Brain Surgery Journals received the Kansas Book Award.

Amy Ash is the author of The Open Mouth of the Vase, winner of the 2013 Cider Press Review Book Award. Her individual and collaborative work has been published widely in journals and anthologies. She is Assistant Professor and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Indiana State University.

Callista Buchen is an assistant professor at Franklin College. She is the author of The Bloody Planet and Double-Mouthed, and the winner of DIAGRAM's essay prize.

DaMaris B. Hill, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Kentucky, earned a PhD in Creative Writing and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. She was a program assistant at the Institute on Digital Research in the Humanities.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center