Gender Studies Panel - MMLA

deadline for submissions: 
April 5, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association

Permanent Section Call for Papers: Gender Studies

Art imitates life – and quite often life imitates the models and ideals championed by artists. This panel will explore the activism of creative forms that question, express, define and redefine our notions of gender. We invite papers exploring the wide range of creative forms through which gender experience is expressed, and the freedom and multiplicity of forms that artistic media offer. Examinations of images, films, 2- and 3-dimensional media are welcomed to join the voices of authors who champion new understandings of bodies, their roles and the conflict imposed by both heteronormative and gendered contexts. The author and/or artist him or herself can also come under focus as her or she plays an intentional role in the movement of gender and its role in the marginalization of the individual , or the creative pieces can stand alone and individual voices in and of themselves. The panel provides an opportunity for a reading of art in not only its literary definition but for visual, auditory and other creative media as well.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract including paper title to Dr. Marta Wilkinson at marta_wilkinson@wilmington.edu by April 5th, 2017.

submit a 250-300 word abstract including paper title to Dr. Marta Wilkinson at marta_wilkinson@wilmington.edu by April 5th, 2017.