CFP: Utopia and Feminist Hybridity Theory (4/1/06; Society for Utopian Studies, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Naomi Jacobs
contact email: 
Naomi_Jacobs@umit.maine.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS -- PANEL ON UTOPIA AND FEMINIST HYBRIDITY THEORY (4/1/06; 10/12/06-10/15-06)

Society for Utopian Studies, 31st annual meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 12-15, 2006.

Feminist theorists of borderlands, nomadic subjects, the contact zone, the decolonial imaginary, and other versions of hybridity theory use spatial metaphors to represent the creative potential of postmodern subjectivities. In what ways do these
"spaces between" resemble the "good places" of utopian discourse? To what extent do such conceptualizations offer solutions to, or fall prey to, the dangers of abstraction or totalization that have marked some utopian thinking? What are the
advantages and limitations of the spatial metaphor for the political uses of the postmodern?

Submit one-page abstracts to the address below by April 1, 2006. E-mail is fine. For more information about the Society for Utopian Studies, including programs of past meetings, go to
http://www.utoronto.ca/utopia/.

Naomi Jacobs
Professor of English
Cooperating Faculty, Women's Studies
313 Neville Hall
English Department
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-0122
<naomi_jacobs_at_umit.maine.edu>

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gender_studies_and_sexuality