CFP: Material Words (3/6/06; Gender Across Borders II, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

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Call For Papers: Material Words
Accepted Panel at Gender Across Borders II: Research Subjects
Friday & Saturday, April 21 & 22, 2006
Institute for Research & Education on Women and Gender
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Abstract Deadline: March 6, 2006
Panel Organizer: Kyle Schlesinger

Taking a cue from Madonna's 'Material Girl,' the 'Material Words' panel will feature papers
that explore the media and/or mediums of women's poetry and/or textual production.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

--artists' books
--digital poetry
--textual studies
--occult practices
--multi-media works

Ideally the panel will encourage interdisciplinary exchange that traverses languages,
mediums and aesthetic practices. Papers are welcome from any field, and may deal with a
poetic text in any language produced by a woman of any century. Please submit a 300 word
abstract and 200 word biography in the body of an email to: and by March 6, 2006.

Or, submit an abstract online at

About our keynoter: Bhanu Kapil is on permanent faculty at Naropa University in Boulder,
Colorado, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in creative writing. She
also has a private practice specializing in Integrative Bodywork. Her previous publications
include THE VERTICAL INTERROGATIONS OF STRANGERS (Kelsey Street Press) and her
chapbook AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CYBORG (Leroy Press). An elongation/mutation of her work
on cyborgs, INCUBATION: A SPACE OF MONSTERS, is a work of experimental prose
forthcoming from Leon Works.

She is currently completing a prose work on human-animal contacts, THE WOLF GIRLS OF
MINAPURE, as well as one that engages with schizophrenia/domestic violence in the British-
Asian community of north-west London. She will be appearing in a forthcoming
documentary from Monalisa Production in France, as part of their Humanimal series.

For a review of her work, go to:

For a press release for her book, visit:

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