UPDATE: Feminisms and Rhetorics 2007 (4/27/07; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara L'Eplattenier
contact email: 

Due to *multiple* requests, we have extended our deadline an additional week
until April 27, 2007. :) Please feel free to forward this to anyone who
might be interested.


Please email with questions--Barbara L'Eplattenier, bleplatt_at_ualr.edu



Call for Papers


The 2007 Feminism(s) & Rhetoric(s) conference invites proposals on civic
discourse, feminisms, and rhetorics. The conference draws inspiration from
the 50th anniversary of Little Rock's Central High School integration, the
Clinton Presidential Library, Heifer Project International & the Clinton
School for Public Service.


For conference information, go to http://femrhet.cwshrc.org



Submit your abstracts online-http://femrhet.cwshrc.org/submissions.php


Register for the conference online-http://femrhet.cwshrc.org and click
Conference Registration




Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Krista Ratcliffe


Invitation Pending Keynote Speaker/not confirmed: Senator Hilary Rodham


Featured Speakers: Hui Wu, Shirley Logan Wilson, Malea Powell, Carol
Mattingly, Jessica Reyman, and



This conference asks us to explore civic discourse and how civic discourse,
feminism(s) and rhetoric(s) interact

with, for, and against each other.


What is civic discourse? What counts as civic discourse?

How has civic discourse changed over the years for women? For feminism?

How can we expand the definition of civic discourse?

What does it mean to participate in civic discourse in the 21st century?

How do women participate in civic discourse?

How has the internet/electronic discourse affected civic discourse?

How has civic discourse become corporatized?

How has globalization impacted civic discourse?

What does it mean to be a feminist and/or rhetorician participating in civic


We look forward to reading proposals from a wide variety of disciplines,
including, but not limited to, history,

ethics, new media, political science, social justice, pedagogy, law,
literature, art and art theory, queer theory,

international studies, cultural studies, race studies, economics,
environmental studies, science, social

activism, communication studies, technical communication, visual design,
philosophy, and engineering.


Questions--contact Barbara L'Eplattenier (bleplatt_at_ualr.edu) or Marcia Smith



With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful
world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.



Barbara L'Eplattenier, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Rhetoric and Writing

UALR, Little Rock, AR 72204


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