UPDATE: The Erotic Woman Reader (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)
Announcement of Keynote Speaker
New Submission Deadline
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid
James Kincaid is Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California. His recent works include Annoying the Victorians (1995), Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting (1998), and A history of the African-American people (proposed) by Strom Thurmond : a novel (as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid) (2004).
New deadline for submissions is now Tuesday February 28, 2006.
The Erotic Woman Reader
(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside
This panel will discuss any and all issues concerning the contemporary romance and erotic literatures genres. Approaches from all disciplines are welcome, including literature, social science, history, cultural studies, and gender studies. Multi-disciplinary approaches are especially welcome.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
-issues in committing sexual experience to the written word
-the appeal of romance or erotic fiction to modern women readers
-changes in the genre throughout the last several decades
-Georgette Heyer as the mother of the modern genre
-historical contributions to the genre (Aphra Behn, Jane Austen, etc.)
-publishing concerns and censorship
-specific subgenre within the genre (i.e. Regency Romances, Futuristic Romances, etc.)
-specific author studies
Please email 250-300 word abstracts to maggie.gover_at_yahoo.com by February 28, 2006. Please include your department affiliation and specify any a/v needs.
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