CFP: Sex in Public/Sex in Private (3/15/07; Craft Critique Culture, 4/13/07-4/15/07)

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7th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 13-15th 2007
Sex in Public/Sex in Private
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections between critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year's conference will examine the ways
that sex and gender define, delimit, distort, and dissolve the lines between
public and private spheres. Our keynote speakers include the University of
Chicago's George M. Pullman Professor of Literature, Lauren Berlant and the
University of Iowa's Assistant Professor of Cinema, Sasha Waters.

The conference encourages inquiry from a range of disciplines throughout the
humanities and social sciences and through various multicultural and
historical frameworks. We invite the submission of critical, theoretical,
and original creative work in a variety of media (including film, video,
music, writing, visual art, artists' books, etc.).

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Performing and constructing gender including crossing and passing in
public, gender on stage, etc.
• Masculinity/Femininity
• Sex and Media—Broadcasting sex (internet, TV, radio)
• Sex and subculture/counterculture
• fanfiction, slash fic, fantasy and cybersex
• Sex and religion
• Memoir, documentary, diary writing, blogs
• Sex as art
• Obscenity, pornography, censorship, intellectual property
• Studies on the body
• The definition and rise of the domestic sphere
• Sex in the marketplace, colonizing sex, sex tourism
• Coding sexual preference
• Sex policy: public health, law, sex education, politics
• Technology: blurring of public and private space (webcams, cell phones)
• Sex and medicine, pharmacology
• Sex and sports, Title IX

Please submit paper abstracts of no more than 350 words. Full panels
(featuring three papers) and creative presentations may also be proposed and
should include a panel or session title, brief description of theme, name of
chair, and abstract for each presentation. Please include name, street
address, telephone number, and email address on all proposals. Please
submit all paper abstracts or panel proposals to Jennifer Ambrose at 14
English-Philosophy Building, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 or
by email at Submission deadline is March 15,
2007. Visit the website at for more information
and scheduling updates.

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